Bradenton, FL. - This past December the VLSC traveled with the U15, U16, U17, and U18 Wizards teams to Sarasota/Bradenton Florida to participate in the IMG Boys Invitational. The tournament took place over four days, and allowed the boys some time to enjoy the beach and to watch some of the best U17/U18 talent in the world.
After traveling through the night the boys spent the day at Siesta Key, regarded as one of the best beaches in the United States. The boys played sand soccer, soccer tennis, and took in some sun.
The SuperGroup of the event consisted of the Unites States U17 National Team, Tottenham Hotspur U18 (England), and Cruzeiro (Brazil) just to name a few. All the boys were able to watch the game between the US National Team and Tottenham and had the chance to see the ending of the match between Tottenham and Cruziero which proved to be the championship of the event.
All four teams competed and did quite well against a new set of competition. They played against teams from New York, Kentucky, Florida, Colorado, and Georgia.
Below are the results for the weekend for each team. At the end of the weekend a tournament game ball was awarded to the MVP of each team.
U15 Wizards (2-2) - 5th Place - MVP: Antonio Gonzalez
Atlanta Fire (5) - VLSC (2)
Florida Fire Jrs (1) - VLSC (6)
Weston Premier (1) - VLSC (0)
IMG Academy (4) - VLSC (5)
U16 Wizards (2-2) - 4th Place - MVP: Connor Massaro
Soccer Academy America (0) - VLSC (3)
FA Euro (1) - VLSC (2)
San Carlos Park (2) - VLSC (0)
South Georgia Chelsea (3) - VLSC (2)
U17 Wizards (2-1-1) - 5th Place - MVP: Andrew Nicely
Orlando QPR (0) - VLSC (0)
IMG Academy (1) - VLSC (3)
River City Rovers (3) - VLSC (0)
Clearwater Chargers (0) - VLSC (2)
U18 Wizards (0-4) - MVP - Dominic DiGangi
Boyton Beach (2) - VLSC (0)
South Georgia (1) - VLSC (0)
GSA (4) - VLSC (0)
Colorado Storm (1) - VLSC (0)
This was the second year the Legacy has made the trip down to Florida and, again, it was a huge success both on and off the field!