The U17G NJ Stallions Stampede (Clifton, NJ) are returning home from Grand Park, Indiana as Champions of the US Club National Cup. They were not the only New Jersey team competing in this year’s National Finals, but they were the only team to come home with the Champions medals in a Super Group bracket.
The Stallions kicked off the tournament on Friday (7/21) with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to set the tone. Saturday’s matchup with GPS Massachusetts was much tighter, but they got away with a 3-2 victory. Sunday was a “win and your in” scenario and they snuck out a 1-0 win over REV Academy Rush which had to be a nailbiter!
The Final was an all Atlantic competition with a matchup against SUSA Academy from Long Island (pic right). Both teams had won 3 games against the same opponents to get to this spot so it was undoubtedly an evenly matched Championship. The Stallions however would come out on top with a score line of 2-0!
Not be lost in this is the effort of the other NJ teams that also made it all the way to Indiana… in fact FC Copa Black 00 girls were in the same group as the Stallions, but just missed out on the final by running into a 3-3 draw in the first game on Friday.
New Jersey Teams Competing:
- U13G NJ Stallions Academy Sting
- U14G FC Copa Academy 03
- U14G Princeton NPL 03
- U15G STA MUSC 04
- U15G NJ Wildcats Averbuch
- U16G Princeton SA 01
- U16G FC Copa Academy Black 01
- U17G Union Crimson Tide
- U13B Real Jersey FC
- U13B PDA Bergkamp
- U13B PDA Shore 04
- U14B TSF Academy 03
- U14B STA MUSC 03
- U15B NJ Stallions Juve
- U15B Greater Flemington SC – CAPS Juve
- U16B Ironbound Elite 01 Red
- U16B Bloomfield Cheetah Thunder
- U17B TSF Academy 00 (Finalists)
- U19B CSA Marlboro Warriors