Congratulations are in order for New Jersey soccer teams that won the NPL Finals Monday in Aurora, Colorado. The events took place over a 5 day period July 14th-18th and concluded in a day full of championship games today. New Jersey is proud to have 2 National Champions in the NJ Rush 02 and Princeton SA IGFA 00/01 girls. Most impressively, both teams won all 5 of their games to call take the titles back across the country and should be rewarded for their accomplishments.
NJ Rush Road to the Championship
7/14: 5-0 Win vs. Boca United FC
7/15: 7-0 Win vs. MS Rush 03 Premier
7/16: 2-0 Win vs. AZ Arsenal Premier 03
7/17: 1-0 Win vs. GPS NPL 02/03
7/18: 8-0 Win vs. New York SC 02
*No goals conceded in the National Finals, are you kidding me???
Here is a note written to me by Rush player Brianna Wons
“Rush 02 blue had a terrific NPL tournament in Colorado with good offense and a very good defense. As I always say”offense wins games and defense wins championships”. This was shown especially in our semi final game holding off GPS of NY with a 1-0 win. Strong center defense was locked down by Brianna Wons and Adriana Pepe for Rush. This picture is with coaches Bill, Cindi, Chris and myself Brianna Wons. Thank you so much Brianna Wons.”
Princeton SA IGFA Road to the Championship
7/14: 5-2 Win vs. Houston Express 01
7/15: 9-0 Win vs. Spokane Foxes 00 Premier
7/16: 1-0 Win vs. Oakwood SC Attack
7/17: 6-0 Win vs. Empire SC
7/17: 2-0 Win vs. Oakwood SC Attack
*+21 Goal Differential just screams quality in this team!
Other NJ Teams That Competed:
PDA South Nova U13G, PDA South NPL U14G, STA Morris United U15B, FC Copa Academy Roma U15G, PDA South Madrid U15G, FC Copa Academy Milan U16G, FC Copa Academy Celeste U17G (Finalists), PDA Nitro U18G
That is a lot of quality teams representing NJ Nationally! Congrats to everyone for just getting there. We would love to hear about the competition and share you pictures so please reply or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.