Cadence SFC, a youth soccer training organization based in Joliet, recently sent multiple teams to the United Soccer Youth Federation National Championship Soccer Tournaments in Kansas City, Kansas.
Six teams from the organization qualified for the National event that featured teams from more than 20 states and one Canadian province.
The Boys 11-and-under/2008 Division team dominated pool play with a 13-3 win over Ginga, an 8-2 win over Blackhawk FC and a 7-5 victory over AUSC Select to advance to the semifinal round.
The semifinal round saw Cadence topple St. Louis Futsal, 11-4, before emerging with a 7-1 victory over FC Legacy, from Tulsa, Oklahoma in the championship game.
Members for the the title team were Sebastian Herrera, Dominik Baczewski, Ethan Koranda, Jase Lawrence, Ethan Parker, Viggo Ortiz, Mateo Stremi, Josue Pfrommer and Matt Maciulis. The coach of this squad was Jose Antonio “Zego” Azevedo.
Cadence put together another national championship run in the 17-and-under 2002 Division.
In pool play, Cadence edged out Orange Soccer Futsal Academy, 6-5, upended Sporting BVD Pre Adademy, 8-5, and Ambassadors 2002, 8-5.
After beating Orange Soccer Futsal Academy once again in the semifinals, 6-2, Cadence edged Louisville Futsal Academy, 5-4, in the championship contest.
The roster for Cadence was Nicolas Espinosa, Mario Herrera, Osvaldo Lopez, Juan Carlos Rosales, Adalberto Ruiz, Giovanni Nicolas, Edrik Padilla and Pedro Lopez. The coach was Jose Rodriguez.
Cadence’s 9-year-old 2010 Boys Division team didn’t qualify past pool play, while the 10-and-under 2009 Division team did manage a tie in pool play, but did not move along to the next round. The 12-and-under 2007 Division team went 1-2 in its pool effort and did not advance to the next round.
The 10-and-under girls team finished with one win, one loss and one tie in pool play, but that wasn’t enough to meet the standard needed to reach the semifinals.