December 1, 2013
The Santa Clara Sporting 95b Green Team finished their 2013 season with an incredible run under the helm of Coach Demitri Cacoyannis and won the U18 boys Super Group title at the 2013 College Surf Cup Torunament. The #1 Ranked Team in the US by GotSoccer.com tied their first bracket game vs. Futeca Camp Elite Premier from Guatemala, then beat the DMS11 Academy (Cal-South) team 2-1 and the Westside Timbers (Oregon) 2-1. After winning their bracket they defeated the Las Vegas SA 96b White Team 2-0, then shutout the Sacramento United 95 Reds 2-0 in an all-NorCal title match.
The boys had an incredible season in 2013, they won their 5th consecutive Cal-State Cup Championship, were Finalists at Dallas Cup, won the Region IV Far West Regional Tournament in Hawaii, placed in the US National Championships in Kansas in July, came home and won the Sporting Invitational Tournament, then won the NorCal Premier League last month, flew to New Jersey and came back undefeated in the US National League, then won the College Surf Cup tile. This team has won more hardware and set more records then any other team in Santa Clara Sporting history.
The squad is ranked #1 in the US, #1 in Region IV and #1 in NorCal by GotSoccer.com and busy as the players are getting recruited to play collegiate soccer after the team ends their youth soccer careers next Spring.