Bradenton, FL. - On Wednesday, March 2nd, the U15, 16, and 17 Legacy CCL Girls Elite all traveled to Bradenton, Florida to compete in the IMG Showcase against teams from Miami, Tampa Bay, Panama City and more. The IMG Showcase attracts the top teams from Florida as well as the top college coaches from the southern part of the country.
IMG Stadium is the home facility for the U.S. U-17 National Team and a training venue for such prestigious teams like the U.S. Women’s National Team, Malmo FF (Sweden), New York Red Bulls, D.C. United, and the Seattle Sounders. Each winter, Legacy avoids the cold by sending the top girls teams of the club to participate in this elite tournament and spend some time as a group amongst the warm sun and palm trees.
The Legacy had a great showing with a combined record of 6-2-1 on the weekend. The U15's won all three games and scored 13 goals. The U16's had a close first game but lost, only to win the next two games and finishing 2-1. The U17's finished 1-1-1 and wrapped up the tournament with a 1-0 win over the IMG Academy team.
The girls also had the opportunity to attend two International Women's Soccer games as part of the 2016 SheBelieves Cup at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. They watched the German women battle France in a close game with Germany coming out on top 1-0. Immediately after, the USWNT were caught in a hard fought game against England when the game was decided by an incredible strike by Crystal Dunn in the 72nd minute to decide the game in favor of the United States.
Here are the results from the weekend:
U15 CCL Elite - Finished 3-0
6-2 Win vs. IMG Academy (FL)
4-2 Win vs. Chargers SC (FL)
3-0 Win vs. Tampa Bay United Elite Girls (FL)
U16 CCL Elite - Finished 2-1
3-1 Loss vs. Bay United 99G (FL)
2-0 Win vs. WCAA Wesley Chapel SC Girls (FL)
5-2 Win vs. Miami Lakes United (FL)
U17 CCL Elite - Finished 1-1-1
3-3 Tie vs. West Florida Flames Elite (FL)
4-2 Loss vs. Schulz Academy (FL)
1-0 Win vs. IMG Academy (FL)