Socal United won the Volkswagen Junior Masters National Soccer Championship on July 31. Sixteen teams from around the country qualified at qualifiers played throughout the U.S. They came together at a three-day event in Kansas City to decide who the National Champion would be. The SoCal United team were players chosen from club teams throughout Southern California, coached by Jim Flowers and Jay Amin.
The Socal United boys got past Sporting KC, FC Golden State, FC Boulder, and Baltimore Celtic to get to the finals with Chivas Academy. In the final, they defeated the Chivas Academy and earned the right to represent the USA in the VW Junior Masters International finals in Rome, Italy.
The road to winning the championship started in San Diego, won a qualifier in San Francisco, to National Champions in Kansas City. The kids on the team are JJ Flowers, Andrew Miranda, Cameron Anderson, Matt Miller, Sam Stephenson, Cory Johnson, Adrian Gonzalez, Jacob Silva, Devon Abbiate, Chase Tanner, Cameron Williams, Noah Suemnick, Jake Tovar, and Angel Flores. The boys will be going to Rome, Italy as the United States representative in 2014 in the International Championships.