GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Youth soccer to take center stage Saturday at Guam FA

[September 6, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Youth soccer takes center stage Saturday with opening day of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth League and championship matches of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup tournament at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Close to 140 teams from 15 different clubs will play in their first match of the Fall 2018 recreational season in seven age divisions: U6, U8, U10, U11, U12, U14, and U16. Full schedules are available online at http://guamfa.com/all-leagues-youth-fall-results

For players needing to obtain Player ID cards, the GFA Main Office is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and specially during the youth league season, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, top elite teams in the U18 and U13 divisions will play for 2018 Youth Cup championship titles. Wings Football Club has an opportunity to sweep all elite Youth Cup titles with representative teams in both age divisions.

In the U13 Division, the Wings finished atop group standings in the Youth Cup’s round-robin with wins over the ASC Trust Islanders and Guam Shipyard Wolverines, earning the No. 1 ranked spot in the tournament’s championship match. The Wings will face the ASC Trust Islanders for the 2018 title, set to kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Islanders finished in second place in group rankings with a 2-1 over the Guam Shipyard Wolverines on Aug. 25 for a spot in the final match.

In the U18 Division, the Wings emerged as the lone undefeated team among three others in the group to claim a spot in the division’s championship match. The Wings will take on Quality Distributors in the U18 Division title match kicking off at 8 p.m.

A short awards ceremony will be held after the matches awarding both the Youth Cup champions and the Elite League Premiership champions.

In the U13 Premiership, Wings captured the 2018 title with the best league record at 8-3-1, finishing just one point ahead of the ASC Trust Islanders (7-2-3). In the age division’s Golden Boot race, Guam Shipyard Wolverines’ Riley Rama beat out all other goal scorers with 21 in 12 matches. The Islanders goalkeeper Jariah San Gil won the division’s Golden Glove award, allowing just 11 goals in 660 minutes played. The Bank of Guam Strykers FC earned the age division’s Fair Play award.

In the U15 Premiership, the ASC Trust Islanders finished with a perfect 6-0 record to claim the 2018 title. The Islanders’ Nainoa Norton won the U15 Golden Boot award with 11 goals in six matches and teammate Saena San Nicolas won the U15 Golden Glove award allowing just four goals in 480 minutes played. The Wings FC earned the U15 Fair Play Award.

In the U18 Premiership, Wings Red finished at the No. 1 spot with 8-1-3 record for the 2018 title. Bank of Guam Strykers’ Joshua Calvo won the U18 Golden Boot award, scoring 15 goals in 12 matches played. Quality Distributors’ Marcus Del Rosario was the division’s top goalkeeper allowing just 14 goals in 1080 minutes played with four clean sheets to claim the U18 Golden Glove award. The Wings FC earned the U18 Fair Play Award.

 

Wings FC's Takumi Odell looks for options as he moves toward the ball as ASC Trust Islanders' Joshua Miller stays close on defense during a final week U18 division round-robin match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup Sept. 1 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Wings won 3-0.

 

Wings FC's Phoenix Pahl makes a move to push the ball forward against the ASC Trust Islanders during a final week U18 division round-robin match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup Sept. 1 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Wings won 3-0.

 

ASC Trust Islanders' Takumi Ito attempts to maneuver the ball around Wings FC's Sho Meyar during a final week U18 division round-robin match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup Sept. 1 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Wings won 3-0.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Trevin Gonzales looks for options as he plays the ball away from Quality Distributors' James Lee during a final week U18 division round-robin match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup Sept. 1 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality Distributors won 14-0.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Austin Rioja gets tripped up as he is swarmed by three Quality Distributors defenders en route to the goal during a final week U18 division round-robin match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup Sept. 1 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality Distributors won 14-0.

 

Quality Distributors' Camden Camacho stays in control of the ball as GPSI Southern Cobras' Jermaine Gamboa pressures him on defense during a final week U18 division round-robin match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Cup Sept. 1 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality Distributors won 14-0.

 
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