SYC truly appreciates the opportunity provided by FC Virginia for the SYC Strikers Blue to occupy one of their slots and play in the prestigious Dallas Cup soccer tournament with some of the best soccer teams from the US.
The elite-level U16 boys SYC STRIKERS BLUE showed well at the internationally renowned Dallas Cup, placing second in Bracket H with a 2-1-0 record this past week. After falling to the eventual undefeated tournament champion, Seattle United 98 Copa, in their first match, Strikers Blue rallied for impressive victories in their next two matches. They beat Prepatec LA from Monterrey, Mexico, 3-0, and edged out Andromeda FC (Dallas, TX), 3-2, in their bracket games. Strikers Blue then went on to beat Waitakere City FC of New Zealand, 3-1, in a friendly game organized by the Dallas Cup.
“It was truly an amazing experience for our boys to have the opportunity to play against teams from different countries on world-class fields, and to be officiated by high-level international referees,” stated head coach Julian Chang. “Also, to be able to see and socialize with their counterparts from professional academies in Europe and South America made the trip truly memorable.”
The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup is the most prestigious, international youth tournament in the United States. The teams in attendance hail from across the globe- Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. Some of the biggest stars in the world have played in the youth tournament before starting their professional careers, including David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Clint Dempsey, and Landon Donovan, among others.
Springfield/South County Youth Club (SYC) teaches soccer skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a positive environment while contributing to the enjoyment, general health, and social needs of the participating boys and girls in the Greater Springfield and South County areas. Now, in their seventh year together, SYC Strikers Blue is a team of outstanding young athletes who have a passion for soccer. Camaraderie, training and competition are their focus as they strive to develop confidence, self-discipline and commitment, sense of community, and individual soccer skills. They play in the Virginia Premier League, competing under the name “FC Virginia”. Playing in this league gives them an opportunity to compete during the post-season at a national level against other National Premier League teams. SYC Strikers Blue is a nationally top ranked team and SYC is proud of their collective accomplishments.
Mission & Vision
Teach soccer skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a positive environment while contributing to the enjoyment, general health, and social needs of the participating boys and girls in the Greater Springfield and South County areas.
High quality game and practice fields beyond Hooes Road Park, Greensprings, South Run Park, Lee HS, Franconia Park, and West Springfield High School.
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