As October ended and November started, teams in the club turned to season-ending tournaments across the Midwest. Beginning with Governors Cup in late October, the U18 Kansas City United Metros girls, coached by Tait Einerson, were undefeated reaching the finals. They fell on penalty kicks after a scoreless Championship game.
The U13 Kansas City United Rangers girls, coached by Doug Miller, went to St. Louis for the Metro Showcase in early November and reached the semifinals before falling to Warren County, Ohio. The same weekend at the Heritage Invitational Tournament the U15 Kansas City United Sante Fe girls, coached by Dalio Mercado, also took home third place.
The weekend of November 12-14, saw a number of our boys teams competing in the second weekend of the Heritage Invitational Tournament. One of our youngest, the U9 Spirit coached by Shaun Slack, won the Championship in the Gold Division. At U16 the Kansas City United team, coached by Emilio John, took home second place in its Gold Division. Meanwhile, the U12 Kansas City United Attack, coached by Dalio Mercado, and the U13 Kansas City United Brass, coached by Kem Thomas, reached the semifinals.
In the coming weeks a number of teams will be rounding out the fall season in events across the country. From November 19-21, the U17 Kansas City United Metro girls coached by Rich Wolf, the U18 Kansas City United Metro girls coached by Tait Einerson, and the U16 Kansas City United boys team, coached by Emilio John, will all be in the Global Invitational Sports College Showcase at the Overland Park Soccer Complex, where the 2010 USYSA National Championship was played.
The next weekend, the U9 Kansas City Attack girls, coached by Alan Blinzler and Nicole Ortiz, will participate in their first tournament, the Turkey Shoot Indoor Invitational. The Attack went 8-0 scoring 58 goals while conceding 18 in winning their first League Championship this fall.
In early December, the U17 Kansas City United Metro girls will be traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina for the Final Four Invitational, a tournament hosting the top teams from across the country. At the end of the month, the Metros will be ending further south to compete in the Disney, perhaps the most competitive tournament for girls in the country other than the National Championships. Check back later to see their results.