B01 FIRE traveled to Palo Alto December 13&14 and captured the Bronze Championship of the 7th Annual Juventus Coppa d’Oro.
The team excelled on the turf fields that allowed for the Barcelona tiki-taka style passing game these young players are mastering. Despite often being smaller in stature, they came out physically strong surprising these larger players who could not match their speed,feistiness, footwork and passing skills.
The first goal, a bicycle kick, against SF United Gauchos, set the tone for the remainder of the 3-0 match. The second game first minute goal, deflated the larger and imposing Newark Elite Aguilas resulting in another 3-0 win for FIRE. The PSA Royals held us off well for awhile before the floodgates opened with a 6-0 final score. Finally, a very physical match against another physically large and talented team, the Good Samaritin Tarimoro Dragons, ended in victory with a 4-0 win.
The team ended with a perfect tournament score, 40 out of 40 possible points in the 4 game series.