Saturday, July 12, 2008

Group B Action

Day 1 is complete here at the HDC, and that means that Group B has just finished up out on the field. In the first mach, the Columbus Crew defeated CASL, 2-0, behind goals from Thomas Schmitt and Michael Green. The Crew got the best possible start to their Finals Week when Schmitt scored within 2 minutes. CASL had their chances, but ultimately the Crew iced the game with a late, well-taken goal from Mike Green.

The best team performance on the day came from LAFC, who dismantled Concorde Fire, 6-0 in the final match of the evening. Bolstered by vocal and riotous home support, LAFC wasted no time taking the game to their opponents, and goals from Robert Freiss, Carlos Alvarez (2), Cesar Barajas and Kevin Mejia, gave LAFC a 5-0 halftime lead. By then the result was never in doubt, and LAFC saw out the rest of the game easily. Their fans enjoyed every minute of it, including when Alvarez completed the hat trick in the 66th minute to account for the final 6-0 margin.

It was a great day to kick off Finals Week and there will be plenty more tomorrow as the U-15/16 division gets underway, with the first game beginning at 11 a.m. Don't forget to check for all the latest results, and stay tuned for highlights from Saturday's action.

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