Three MUFC teams traveled to Woodinville, Washington on December 14th and 15th to compete in the inaugural Northwest League Champions Cup. This competition brings together the League Cup Champions of the BCSPL versus their American counterparts from the Regional Club League in Washington State. All three MUFC matches were of very good quality and impressed the spectators on hand.
In the U13 Girls match, MUFC met Washington Crossfire. The back-and-forth affair saw the teams each score three times resulting in a draw. Rather than overtime, the competition rules had the teams go directly to penalty kicks. The back-and-forth continued as 18 shooters (nine per team) were required before Crossfire emerged as winners. A fantastic effort by all of our girls in a highly entertaining match.
Meanwhile, on the adjacent field, the U13 Boys squared off against Seattle United. Both teams demonstrated excellent technical abilities and possession oriented soccer. They traded attacks for the better part of the first half before MUFC began to assert themselves and cruised to a 3-1 victory. All four goals scored in this match were of the highest quality.
Finally, in the U15 Girls final, MUFC came through with a narrow 1-0 victory over PAC West. Again, the teams put on a nice display of constructive play throughout the match. MUFC came close several times including an in-close opportunity that rocked the crossbar. Eventually, one of MUFC’s creative runs forward led to a penalty and the eventual winner. Congratulations to our teams for representing the Club so well at the NW League Champions Cup!
For a full recap of the event and photos, see… Northwest Champions Cup Recap on our BCSPL website. Local web media also covered the games and have a recap including some great photos here…. Goal WA