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Boys Jan 05, 2018

Six Potomac area teams win brackets at Disney Boys Showcase

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Six Potomac area teams won their brackets at the Disney Boys Soccer Showcase over the New Year’s holiday weekend, finishing 2017 on a high note at the prestigious tournament. Meanwhile, Baltimore Celtic SC 00 became one of the first teams to clinch a spot in the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, winning the National League U-18 Red Division in league play held alongside the Disney Showcase.

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Baltimore Celtic Premier 04: Competing in the U-14 Premier Red Division, Celtic Premier 04 finished atop Bracket B with an unbeaten 2-0-1 record, outscoring opponents 11-3. Celtic stormed past Concorde Fire ECNL 6-1 in the tournament opener, before playing Michigan’s Liverpool FC IA to a 1-1 draw, and closing out group play with a 4-1 rout of Florida Rush 04. In the title match against Georgia’s Kalonji SA 03 Pro-Profile, Celtic emerged with a 3-2 victory to seal the division title.

Arlington SA 03 Red: At the U-15 level, Arlington SA 03 Red earned a first place finish in Bracket A of the Championship Division. Arlington went 2-1-0 at the event alongside AFC Lightning 03 Gold, but took the top spot thanks to a 2-1 win in their head-to-head match-up with the Georgia side. Arlington clinched the division title with a 3-2 victory over Florida State Cup semifinalist ACYS Spirit United 03 Elite on the last day of play.

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Brausa United Futebol 02 Blue: Maryland State Cup finalist Brausa United Futebol 02 Blue had a dominant showing at Disney, posting a perfect 3-0-0 record in Bracket B of the U-16 Showcase Division. Brausa opened the event with a 3-1 win over North Carolina State Cup finalist Charlotte SA 02 Predator, before going on to defeat Texas side Solar SC 02 Sawyer by a 7-0 scoreline, and finishing off the weekend with a second consecutive clean sheet victory, a 3-0 result against Manhattan SC Titans.

Baltimore Armour: In Bracket D of the U-16 Showcase Division, Baltimore Armour swept its opponents behind a consistent attack, with three straight three-goal performances. Armour opened the weekend with a 3-2 win over reigning Minnesota State Cup champion Rev Academy Black, and followed up the next day with a win over Florida Rush 02 by the same scoreline. In the finale against Pennsylvania’s West-Mont United Premier 02 Blue, Armour notched a comfortable 3-0 clean sheet effort.

Brausa United Futebol 01 Blue: The U-17 Showcase Division saw Brausa United Futebol 01 Blue post an unblemished 3-0-0 record, including a pair of clean sheets on the defensive side and eight total goals posted on the attacking side. All three of Brausa’s opponents – FC Dallas Youth 01 Central, Illinois’ FC United 01 Select and Eastern New York’s Lake Grove Newfield SC United 01 – advanced to either the semifinals or the finals of their most recent State Cup.

Arlington SA 99 Red: Northern Virginia powerhouse Arlington SA 99 Red conceded only one goal over the course of three straight victories, sweeping Bracket A of the U-19 Premier Division. Arlington began the weekend with a 3-0 shutout of Canada’s Supernova FC 00 Black, then went on to defeat Kentucky State Cup champion Javanon SC 99 Black by a 2-1 margin, and finished things off with a 2-0 clean sheet win over South Orlando SC 99 Green.

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