Kansas City United U13 Boys Rangers – From Mike Hahn, Manager of the U13 Kansas City United Rangers: The KCU Rangers U13 Boys 98/99 Team, coached by Mike Popoola, went UNDEFEATED (record 4-0) in the Nutmeg Cup and were crowned champions of the Boys U13 Red Division, winning the Division Final game, 3-2, versus the Topeka Select Fury. It was a great Final Game, our KCU Rangers were down 2-1 at the half, but came back from behind in the 2nd half to take the game 3-2.
CONGRATS go out to Coach Mike Popoola, all of our Players, and to the Parents who supported our players throughout the tournament. The team we played against, the Topeka Select Fury, had a “nice run” of victories in the Cup leading up to the Final, they came into the Final with a 3-0 Record and + 13 Goal differential. Our players played tough, they did not get down losing at the Half, and were crowned CHAMPIONS.
In League Play, our record has improved to 4-2, and we have a firm grasp of 2nd Place in the Heartland U13 Boys Division 3, with 1st Place in sight, as we have 2 remaining league games over this coming weekend. The Boys are playing well together, improving with each week; we look forward to a successful run these next 2 weeks in both League Play and in our next tournament.
Kansas City United U14 Girls Rangers – The Kansas City United Rangers U14 Girls, coached by Doug Miller, have owned the Midwest Mother’s Day Classic Tournament held at the Overland Park Soccer Complex since its inception. This year was no different with the team. In the preliminary rounds the girls dispatched Bayern Munich 4-0 then VSA 3-0. In the semifinals, the Rangers eliminated CRSA Premier from Iowa 1-0 and then by the same score defeated Sporting BVSC. Over four games the Rangers scored nine goals and allowed zero to be scored against them.
Kansas City United U12 Santa Fe Boys – The Kansas City United U12 Santa Fe Boys, coached by Dalio Mercado, traveled to St. Louis the first weekend in May and competed in the 15th Annual Tony Glavin Soccer Classic Tournament. Over the course of the two day event the boys faced teams from Missouri and Illinois to reach the finals where they defeated the home club.
Kansas City United U13 Attack Boys – Also at the 15th Annual Tony Glavin Classic was the year older U13 Attack, coached by Dalio Mercado. The older boys also advanced to the final round, but fell in overtime, taking home Second Place. In League play the Attack is currently 3-3-1 and one game out of second place with one game left to play.