All of our teams advanced through either the first or second round of the NJ Cup State Cup this week. With all teams being involved over the next 7-10 days we wish them all luck as they push for success in the event with the winner of each age bracket advancing to the National Tournament in Indianapolis in July
The draw for our teams were as follows...
U12 Madrid - away vs Freehold Arsenal Blue - being played 04/01/15
U13 Spurs - home vs US Parma - being played 04/01/15
U14 Santos - home vs JPS Marlton - being played 03/31/15
U15 Magic - home vs Real NJ Magic - being played 04/01/15
U11 Celtic - home vs Marlboro Cosmos - being played 03/29/15
U12 Milan - away vs Holmdel NJX - being played 03/28/15
U13 PSG - home vs FC Copa America - being played 04/02/15
Mercer FC Milan opened their fall campaign with a strong showing at the Lou Ramos Tournament in Allentown, PA, finishing the tournament as semifinalists after recording two victories and one loss.
The game one loss (1-4) was to the eventual tourney winner, Beachside of Connecticut. Although we struggled in the first half, it was in the second half of this game that you could see the Milan style of play take form; culminating in a confidence building goal as we headed into our next two games.
By games two and three, the Milan boys had found their rhythm, carrying the play in defeating EDP rivals Manalapan Nitro (3-2) and Manhattan Fury (1-0) to finish the Lou Ramos tournament on a high note.
Next up is our home opener vs. MatchFit Summit on 9/14/14 at 10:00 a.m. We look forward to the challenge!
Mercer Magic Finish Strong to Win National Elite Womens Showcase
Mercer Magic at Natonal Elite Womens Soccer Showcase
Mercer Magic finished the season strong by winning the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase. Playing against FC Westchester Academy (Won 5-0), HBC FCNY (won 5-0), Lake Grove Dynamite (tied 0-0) and closing out with a 4-0 win against TSF Academy capped an excellent weekend of soccer.
The win moves the girls up to number 5 in the State and 27th Nationally.
The girls ended the season losing only once in their last 10 games, to a team ranked in the top 10 in the country. After a tough transition to the highest ranked EDP flight the girls have adapted excellently as we look forward to the winter and spring seasons.