October 15/16 was a beautiful weekend for soccer and a great weekend for the Canton United teams. Of the 8 teams that participated in the Bothwell Cup tournament at the Diamond Soccer Complex 5 teams advanced to the finals and 2 teams brought home championships!
U9 Boys Roma finished as a finalist in the tournament. The boys went 2-1 in the group stage and lost to a tough boys group from Mentor in the championship match
U10 Boys Juventus won the championship with an overall record of 3 wins and 1 tie. Group stage victories came from defeating CAK Premier and Ohio Strikers. The boys played Concordia Blue who are currently in first place in the State League in the final and defeated them 4-1
U11 Boys White finished as finalists and went 3-0 in the group stage of the tournament with victories over Dover, Poland, and CAK. This setup a finals match with Ohio Strikers where the boys came up just short 3-2
U12 Boys White finished as finalists in the tournament and went 2-1 in the group stage. They met a strong Shaker U12 team that played them 4-3 in the group stage and fell just short 3-1 in the final
U12 Girls won the championship with an undefeated tournament. Pitting the first place CASA premier team (United) vs an undefeated Liberty FC team from the State League the girls responded with an 8-1 win in the opening game. They then rattled off 3 more wins in a row outscoring their opponents 16-1 en route to the title
Congratulations to all of the teams!