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United Brings Home Championships from Mead Cup and OP Invitational; U13 Boys Elite Runners Up at top ranked Labor Day tournament in the COUNTRY!

By Admin, 06/02/16, 12:30AM EDT

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United Brings Home Championships from Mead Cup and OP Invitational; U13 Boys Elite Runners Up at top ranked Labor Day tournament in the COUNTRY!

Congratulations to the following Canton United Boys teams and their successful tournament runs during the month of September in these highly competitive events!

U9 Boys Juventus – Mead Cup Champions

Defeating all opponents and going 5-0 in the tournament, the weekend was highlighted by a fantastic group stage victory of Team Challenger Black, a semi-finals win over Hoosiers FC Orange from Indiana, and a resounding 5-1 victory in the final over Cincinnati United International. The boys scored 28 goals in their 5 games

U14 Boys Blue – Mead Cup Champions

After 2 years in a row falling in the finals, the U14 Boys Blue team was finally able to seal the deal this year and bring home the gold. Dealing with multiple injuries and a dramatic come from behind overtime win in the semi-final match, the boys were victorious in the finals 3-1 bringing home the gold

U10 Boys Juventus – OP Invitational Champions

Outscoring their opponents 15-4 in the preliminary rounds the U10 boys advanced in convincing fashion into the championship match. Faced with a familiar CASA opponent that plays in the top league division, the boys won in resounding fashion 6-3 coming home undefeated and tournament champions

U12  Boys Blue – OP Invitational Semi-Finalist

Competing against multiple ranked teams over the weekend the boys advanced to the semi-final round which pitted the #1 ranked team in Ohio North (Canton United) vs the #1 ranked team in Ohio South (Columbus Crew Academy East). In a dead even 1-1 game the boys were headed to penalty kicks after hitting a post and a crossbar but a counterattack in the last 30 second of the match defeated them 2-1

U13 Boys Elite – Lou Ramos Classic Finalist

The U13 boys elite team traveled out to Allentown PA to participate in what is ranked as the #1 tournament in the country over Labor Day weekend. Playing against some of the nation’s best teams the boys advanced to the finals with victories over Philadelphia SC Coppa Flash, Cherry Hill FC Scorpions from New Jersey, and the Ukranian Nationals. In the finals they took on the #3 ranked team in the country Valeo FC Elite from Boston. Despite a valiant effort the boys came up just short in the finals but showed why the U13 boys are the #1 ranked team in Ohio, #3 in Region II, and moving up the national rankings