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2012 U-19 Boys Preview


 
U-19 Empire United
 

 

How they got to Nationals

Empire United SA Syracuse went undefeated through the New York - West State Cup, ending group play with an 8-0 win. In the Region I Championships Empire United didn't conede a single goal while scoring 8 to win the championship over Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 1-0 and gain a berth to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012

Regional Champs: 2012

Key Players

Zachary MacNabb and Casey Murphy were both in the Region I Championship top 10 scorers with 4 goals and 2 goals respectively.

College Programs

Luca Bottoni - Binghampton
Jonathon Cary - Canisus
Emmanuel Chanelo - Le Moyne
Jake Chase - Morrisville
Trevor Creedon - Le Moyne
Alexander D'Alfonso - St. Rose
Daniel Debottis - Oneonta State
Cal Filtch - Le Moyne
Jordan Gentile - Ithica
Michael Kuss - Herkimer CC
Allan LaFlore - Canisus
Zachary MacNabb - Le Moyne
Joseph Mahr - South New Hampshire
Andrew McBride - Oswego State
Casey Murphy - Le Moyne
Zachary Tanner - Monroe

Coach Info

Evan Chase

 
U-19 Empire United SA Syracuse
 

 
U-19 Crew Juniors
 

 

How they got to Nationals

Crew Juniors won the Ohio South State Cup. With a 4-0 win in the semifinals followed by a 2-0 win in the finals they gained entry to the Region II Championships. There they would score 29 goals, while allowing only four, to go undefeated through all stages of play to win the Region II Championship. This victory gained Crew Juniors passage to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships. 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2010, 2011, 2012

Regional Champs: 2010, 2012

Key Players

Cole Denormandie, Kofi Agyapong, Christopher Davis, Matthew Walker, Adam Montague and Jordan Tyler all scored three goals in the Region II Chmpionships to take up 6 of the top 10 scorer spots.

College Programs

David Abidor - Dayton
Kofi Agyapong - Columbia
Abdul-Fatai Alashe - Michigan State
Luke Blades - Davidson
Wes Charpie - South Florida
Christopher Davis - Cincinnati
Cole Denormandie - Cincinnati
Chandler Gagnon - Memphis
Jeffrey Gal - Creighton
Matthew Gardner - Ohio State
Nicholas Hagglund - Xavier
Matthew Hill - Xavier
Vlad Lekarev - Bowling Green
John Macias - Evansville
Adam Montague - Michigan State
Jacob Rice - Carnegie Mellon
Maxwell Riehemann - Davidson
William Trapp - Akron
Jordan Tyler - Penn State
Matthew Walker - Xavier
William Walker - Xavier
Eriq Zavaleta - Indiana

Coach Info

Brian Bliss

  • Playing:
    • Member of the Crew from 1996-1997
    • 21-year career in professional soccer
    • Member of the 1990 U.S. World Cup team. Total of 33 caps.
  • Coaching
    • USSF A Coaching License
    • Began coaching career in 1999 as head coach of the A-League's Connecticut Wolves
    • Kansas City assistant coach from 2000-2006; as well as iterim coach from July-December 2006.
 
U-19 Crew Juniors
 

U-19 GSA Phoenix
 

 

How they got to Nationals

Through all stages of the Georgia State Cup GSA 93 Phoenix Red scored 19 goals and allowed just three to earn themselves championship win. GSA Phoenix continued their undefeated ways while not conceding a goal in the group stages of the Region III Championships. In the knockout stages a 3-2 win in the semifinals and a 3-1 win in the finals gained them entry to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships.  

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012

Regional Champs: 2012

National League Champs: 2009-2010

Lost in semi-finals of 2011 Region III Championships

Lost in finals of 2010 Region III Championships

Knocked out of group stages in 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships

Knocked out of group stages in 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships

Key Players

Iain Smith was the top scorer in the Region III Championships with five goals.  Dominic Bonilla won the Golden Boot with his championship Georgia side at the 2010 US Youth Soccer ODP National Championships.

College Programs

Ehiosasele Aburime - Tyler CC
Dominic Bonilla - North Carolina Charlotte
Tucker Coons - College of Charleston
Darvin Ebanks - North Carolina
Jack Falle - Georgia Southern
Robby Greenfield - Michigan
Tyler Happ - Clemson
Tyler Hilliard - Syracuse
Adnan Junuzovic - Clayton State
Mitchell Kupstas - Brown
Chase Park - Georgia Southern
Tyler Peoples - Furman
Hugh Pringle - Syracuse
Matt Shreiner - Lehigh
Iain Smith - Clemson
Connor Yeaney - Hartford
Walker Zimmerman - Furman
Ammon Lakip - Clemson
Milton Sangabriel- Georgia Perimeter College
Jon Skinner - University of Georgia
Josimar Olmos - Georgia Military College

Coach Info

Nuno Piteira

  • Coaching:
    • USSF National A License
    • US National Youth License
    • English FA Preliminary Certificate
    • Eight years as a professional (USL) coach -- coached National Championship in 1996
    • 1995 Coach Atlantic Coach of the year
    • 1996 National Coach of the Year
    • 2009-2010 State of Georgia competitive boys Coach of the year
    • Coached at collegiate level for eight years
      • Seven year college assistant.
 
U-19 GSA 93 Phoenix Red
 

U-19 West Coast FC
Region IV: West Coast FC (CA-S)

 

How they got to Nationals

West Coast FC won the Cal South National Cup with a convincing 4-0 victory in the final game. In the Region IV Championships they topped Pool B going undefeated. During the knockout stages they conceded only one goal. West Coast FC won the Region IV Championship final 2-0 to gain entry to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Regional Champs: 2007, 2010, 2012

Knocked out of group stages in 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships

Runner-up in 2007 US Youth Soccer National Championships

College Programs

Mitchell Alvarez - California Irvine
Earvin Bahena - Cal State Fullerton
Dylan Seedman - Loyola Marymount
Lucas Dall'orso - Cal State Bakersfield
Juan Gutierrez - California Irvine
Cameron Iwasa - California Irvine
Ryan Felix - Loyola Marymount
Jackson McCracken - Loyola Marymount
Daniel Coates - California Irvine
Guillermo Licona - California Irvine
Blake Steele - California Davis
Phillip Muscarella - Santa Clara
Juan Mendoza - California Riverside
Alexis Padilla - UCLA
Ricardo Gutierrez - Irvine Valley College
Connor Wilinson - Cal State Bakersfield

Coach Info

Braeden Cloutier

  • USSF National B License
  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2009: USA Beach Soccer National Team
    • 2005 - Present: West Coast FC
    • 2005: Orance County Blue Star (Premier Development League)
    • 2001-2005: Trained several teams throughout the US
    • 1999-2001: Wichita Select
  • Playing:
    • Played on eight different teams from 1992 - 2009
 
U-19 West Coast FC