Beach FC Boys Gold 2002 Wins 2017 Man City Cup!
Beach FC Gold 2002 Moratoya brought home the 2017 Manchester City Cup Championship
presented by Nexen Tire in dramatic fashion.
The tournament featured over 400 elite teams, including US Developmental Academy and ECNL
teams from all over California as well as international competition from Mexico and England.
Beach FC Gold 02 started with shutout victories over NorCal PDP (3–0) and Total Futbol
Academy (4–0) before losing a close match to DUSC Coachella. Their record was good enough
for a wildcard berth into the semifinals — where they found a new gear.
The team beat Boca OC White 3–0 to advance to the final against Corinthians SC. The teams
were also finalists in last year’s Albion Cup. Beach looked to repeat its win there, while
Corinthians was out for payback.
Beach would score, only for Corinthians to equalize. In the final minutes, Corinthians pulled
even once again at 3–3.
The banner along the side of the field read, “We Fight to the End.” It was a fitting backdrop as
Beach put all five spot kicks away, and sealed the title with a terrific save.
With the win, Beach FC U15 moves up to #2 in CalSouth, right behind the Boca OC White team
they beat in the semifinals.