Following an excellent performance in the group phase, both the U13 and U14 Texas Rush Boys have advanced to the Regional Semifinals.
The U13 Boys finished in 1st place of their group with 2 wins and 1 tie. Roberto Hernandez is the current leading scorer of the tournament with 4 goals, which were key in both of the teams victories. The team will face off against Nasa (Georgia) today, June 19th, at 1:30ET in the semi final game.If they advance to the Regional Final, they will play tomorrow, Wednesday.
The U14 Boys ended the group stage with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss, which put them through in 2nd place. They played Atlanta Fire United GA in a very exciting quarter final match yesterday, which ended in a 0-0 tied at the conclusion of regulation time. After having a player red carded in the '55 minute, the boys had to work hard and play together in order to finish off the two 10-minute overtime halves. Their commitment to one another and determination to win accompanied them to the final stage of the game, penalty kicks. With a great save by Rene Chavez and goals from Alexis Torres, Lucio Martinez and Tony Vallesteros, Rush was tied 3-3 after both teams had taken their first four PK's. Rush goalkeeper, Rene Chavez, would have a hand in both of the remaining penalty kicks, as he would be defending the goal and then taking the final penalty kick. After making the save against Atlanta Fire's last shooter, he went on to score the last penalty kick, which gave the team the victory and their ticket to the next round!
The U14 Boys are scheduled to play in the semi final game against FC Dallas tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20th and if the move on, the Regional Final will take place on Thursday!
Below is the link to the tournament page, where you can follow the teams and their journey! Some games are also broadcasted LIVE!