March 1-2, 2014 - Hialeah, FL & March 15, 2014 - Jensen Beach, FL:  The Coral Springs United F.C. Boys U17 Blue team claimed the 2014 FYSA REGION A CUP DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP this past Saturday morning in Jensen Beach, FL.  After finishing group play in Hialeah as the top seed, two weeks ago, the CSUBU17 Blue faced a repeat opponent to contest the title.  Giving up an early goal in both the beginning of the game and the start of the second half, the boys fought fiercely to make up the 2 goal deficit.  With only 16 minutes left in the game, they were able to put 3 goals in the book, including the equalizer with only 4 minutes remaining and a penalty kick conversion with only 2 minutes left for the win.  This was the BU17 Blue team’s first Final and they came away with an exciting but stressful victory and the Championship Title.  Tournament goals, including group play, were scored by Xavier Salazar (2 - both in final), John Paliska (2), Luis Leal (2), Juan Gonzalez, Ali Shuaibi and Brandon Turek.  Assists were added by John Paliska (2), Brandon Turek (2), Tristian Erdman and Jose Vasquez.  Orel Cohen handled 9 saves over the 4 game campaign, recording 2 shutouts and surrendering 4 goals.  FYSA Region A spans Southeast Florida, from Vero down to the Keys.  With the conclusion of REGION A CUP, many of the boys are looking forward to shifting up with the division one Green Team to compete in the upcoming, prestigious, FYSA STATE CUP.  Congratulations to the boys and their coach, Andy Herron.

(front l-r) Xavier Salazar, Tristian Erdman, Luis Leal, Anthony Ramcharran, John Paliska, Sebastian Hernandez, Pierce Rousseau, John Paul Angulo, (back l-r) Jose Vasquez, Andres Hernandez, Erol Anter, Orel Cohen, Coach Andy Herron, Hernando Acosta, Gaspar Gayoso, Cesar Guerrero, Juan Gonzalez (absent: Ali Shuaibi, Brandon Turek)

Any questions or comments please contact Team Manager Don Turek at (954) 261-6150, djturek@bellsouth.net.