Guameru SC Wins 2013 National Presidents Cup U15B Championship
North Texas Soccer would like to congratulate Irving's Guameru SC, which won the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup U-15 Boys championship in Auburndale, Fla.
Guameru defeated International SC St. Thomas (NV) in a close, 2-1 match to claim the championship. Guameru scored the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute from Samuel Morales, but International quickly recovered four minutes later on a goal by Jose Sepulveda. Eight minutes before halftime, however, Alfredo Rangel found the back of the net for the go-ahead goal, and Guameru’s strong defense held the 2-1 lead for the rest of the match.
The victory was especially sweet for Guameru, coming jus t days after a 1-0 loss to International in the first match of preliminary round play. After that opening day defeat, however, Guameru rebounded to defeat Classic Eagles Black (OH-S), 5-2, and CROF A3 United (MD), 2-0, in other preliminary action to set up the rematch with International in the finals. International entered the final match with an undefeated 2-0-1 record in the prelims.
Rangel finished with three goals in the championship pool, which was second most of any player in the age group. Jonathan Mendez and Jefry Umanzor each had a pair of goals during the weekend. Guameru is coached by Tirzo Capizo.
Congratulations once again to this remarkable team!
For more information about the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup championships, including photos, video highlights, and match information, click here.
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