Posted On March 31, 2015 by PUSC
Dallas, TX — After a spectacular run of number ones in 2014, the call went out at the start of the New Year to put the band back together for a 2015 final farewell road trip. With all band members and roadies in agreement, Dallas Cup 2015 was chosen as the venue to try and add one more title to an already impressive resume.
On Monday afternoon dressed in their familiar all-yellow kits, the boys took center stage against a big strong-looking U19 college team from England.
From the first whistle and in typical British bulldog fashion, the boys from across the pond came out looking to set the tone as they flew into tackles looking to sink the Yellow Submarine. After some verbal warnings from the center referee regarding some ankle tapers on the submarines rhythm section, the game finally settled down.
On the 25th minute the boys finally gave the watching crowd something to cheer about. A neat combination down the left wing and a cross to an unmarked Max Kearney put Placer up 1-0. Ten minutes later another neat combination, this time on the edge of the box between Danny Caravez and Kristian Heptner, saw Danny volley home a second Placer United goal. With half time quickly approaching the Placer back line got caught out by a long ball to the speedy British number 9 and the Bulldogs scored to end the half 2-1 in favor of Placer United.
Over the course of the second half with the Dallas temperature close to 85 degrees, the Bulldogs started to fade. The Yellow Submarine was now in total control and fully enjoying being back on center stage.
Hunter Loomis in particular was starting to cause problems for the British back line as he continuously out paced their defenders and latched onto to a few neat through balls from the man of the match, Danny Caravez. Hunter struck the post twice before finally forcing an error which led to Placer taking a 3-1 lead and claim the first victory of the final road trip.
Next up for the boys is the Mexican Academy team CF Monterey.