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Boys Aug 18, 2015

Spirit United Kickoff opens with boys weekend, U-15 girls showcase

The opening leg of the 2015 Spirit United Kickoff Classic was played over the weekend, beginning with all boys age groups from U-9 to U-15 and three college showcase divisions for rising U-15 girls.

A total of 216 teams competed in the first weekend of the 29th edition of the event held in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, the state’s second-largest youth soccer event. More than 300 teams will play in the girls weekend from August 22-23, bringing this year’s event to over 500 accepted teams from seven U.S. states and Canada.

+Girls Weekend Schedule

spiritunited-kickLocal teams representing Eastern Pennsylvania clubs captured 16 of the 26 total boys divisions and three of the four U-15 girls divisions on the tournament’s opening weekend. Continental FC teams won two boys divisions and two of the three U-15 girls divisions, as the four titles were the most for any attending club. On the boys side, Continental FC Arsenal 05 won the U-10 Gold Division while Continental FC Dortmund 04 took the U-11 Championship Division.

After outscoring opponents by a combined score of 10-1 in group play, Continental FC DELCO ECNL 00 defeated Commack SC Academy 2000 by a score of 3-2 in the U-15 Girls Championship Division final. Continental’s 2000 NPL team scored 14 goals and allowed none in their run to the U-15 Girls Elite Division title, culminating with a 2-0 victory over LDC United Eclipse 00-01 in the final.

The other Pennsylvania club to win multiple division titles was Rage SC, which had its 2004 and 2002 Devils teams take the U-11 Elite and U-13 Gold Divisions, respectively.

Four Maryland teams representing three clubs – Baltimore Bays, FC USA and Pipeline SC – earned division championships at the Kickoff Classic. Bays Elite won the U-10 Elite Division, FC USA 05 and FC USA 03 captured the U-10 Elite and U-12 Championship (11v11) Divisions respectively, and Pipeline SC Red took the U-14 Platinum Division.

Both divisions won by New York teams were courtesy of Atletico FC, which had its 02 East Boys claim the U-13 Elite Division and its 01 Boys take the U-14 Championship Division.

New Jersey sides Mantua Township SA Man United Devils 03/04 (U-12 Elite 11v11 Division) and Real NJ Knights Red (U-14 Silver Division) took championships back to the Garden State, and Delaware Rush 03’s U-12 Elite Division title made it five U.S. states represented on the list of champions at the opening weekend. Ottawa South United Black claimed the U-12 Gold 8v8 Division, returning to Canada as champions of one of the top youth tournaments in the U.S.

See below for a full list of champions from the 2015 Spirit United Kickoff Classic boys weekend and girls U-15 showcase weekend.

+Full Results

U-9 Championship: Philadelphia Coppa Young Guns (PA-E)
U-9 Elite: TEYSA Bruins (PA-E)
U-10 Championship: Baltimore Bays Elite (MD)
U-10 Elite: FC USA 05 (MD)
U-10 Gold: Continental FC Arsenal 05 (PA-E)
U-11 Championship: Continental FC Dortmund 04 (PA-E)
U-11 Elite: Rage SC 04 Devils (PA-E)
U-11 Gold: West Chester United SC Eagles 04 (PA-E)
U-11 Silver: Penn Legacy 04 Black (PA-E)
U-12 Championship (11v11): FC USA 03 (MD)
U-12 Elite (11v11): Mantua Township SA Man United Devils 03/04 (NJ)
U-12 Championship (8v8): Lower Merion SC Legends Blue (PA-E)
U-12 Elite (8v8): Delaware Rush 03 (DE)
U-12 Gold (8v8): Ottawa South United Black (CAN)
U-12 Silver (8v8): Wyoming Valley SC 02 (PA-E)
U-13 Championship: VE Green Gunners (PA-E)
U-13 Elite: Atletico FC 02 East (NY-E)
U-13 Gold: Rage SC 02 Red Devils (PA-E)
U-13 Silver: Warrington SC Rampage (PA-E)
U-14 Championship: Atletico FC Boys 01 (NY-E)
U-14 Elite: North Union United 01 Cannons (PA-E)
U-14 Platinum: Pipeline SC Red (MD)
U-14 Gold: FC York 01 Elite (PA-E)
U-14 Silver: Real New Jersey Knights Red (NJ)
U-15 Championship: Future Player Academy Premier (PA-E)
U-15 Elite: South Central PA 00 Lions (PA-E)

U-15 Championship: Continental FC DELCO ECNL 00 (PA-E)
U-15 Elite: Continental FC Premier 00 NPL (PA-E)
U-15 Gold: Keystone FC 00 (PA-E)

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