Posted On October 1, 2010 by PUSC
Placer United’s U12 and U13 Boys Gold teams had a good weekend at the Davis Premier Cup. Both teams topped their brackets winning their opening 3-group games against some strong opposition. Aided by the immaculate playing surfaces at the Nugget and DYSL complexes, both teams played to their strengths and moved the ball at a good pace around the pool-table-like pitches. The U12’s beat Tri Valley 5-1, Elk Grove 5-0, and Davis 8-1. The U13’s beat El Dorado 3-1, Davis 2-0, and Mill Valley 6-1, and advanced to the finals.
“What a great sight!” some parents remarked to see both Placer United teams and coaches embrace the club motto “Clubstrong” as players, coaches and parents mingled together before the two finals kicked off. Unfortunately, both teams came up short in the 100-degree temperature recorded at final time, and couldn’t get the rub of the green. The U12’s boys struck the crossbar three times before falling to a good Sac United team who scored the only goal of the game late in the second half to win 1-0. The U13’s fell behind early to a big, strong Santa Rosa side, but worked hard to level the game before the half time whistle blew. Placer came out firing in the second half and created some decent chances but it was not to be as SRU grabbed the winner.
Well done to both teams for producing some fine football during the tournament.