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HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE - OUR 1ST NATIONAL CHAMPION!!

07/29/2021, 10:00am PDT
By TFA

OVER THE PAST 23 YEARS SINCE WE BEGAN OUR CLUB WE HAVE WON MANY LEAGUE TITLES & TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS, HOWEVER WE HAD NEVER WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. THAT ALL CHANGED LAST WEEKEND OUT AT THE USYS NATIONAL FINALS IN SARASOTA, FL. WHEN OUR TFA-OC B2007 TEAM WON IT ALL. 

THE JOURNEY TO BECOME A NATIONAL CHAMPION FOR THEM FIRST BEGAN BY WINNING BOTH THE CAL-S NATIONAL CUP & THE FAR WEST REGIONALS. WITH THESE TWO ACCOMPLISHMENTS, THEY THEN ADVANCED TO THE USYS NATIONAL FINALS IN SARASOTA, FL.  HERE THEY HAD TO WIN 5 GAMES IN ORDER TO BE CROWNED NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. WEATHER WAS EXTREMELY HOT & HUMID SO CONDITIONS WERE NOT THE BEST, ESPECIALLY FOR A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BASED TEAM.

THE FINALS PITTED TO EQUALLY MATCHED TEAMS, SO MUCH SO THAT REGULATION ENDED IN A 0-0 TIE.  IN THE FIRST 10 MINUTE OVERTIME, OUR TFA BOYS STRUCK GOLD WHEN AT THE 6 MINUTE MARK THEY SCORED ON A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION PLAY TO GO UP 1-0. FROM THERE IT WAS A MATTER OF HOLDING DOWN THE FORT AND NOT ALLOWING THEIR OPPONENT TO CAUSE ANY DAMAGE BY SCORING A GOAL. OVER THE NEXT 4 MINUTES OF THE 1ST OVERTIME AS WELL AS THE 10 MINUTE 2ND OVERTIME THEY WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR LEAD.

WHEN THE FINAL WHISTLE BLEW, TFA-OC B2007 WAS NOW THE 1ST USYS NATIONAL CHAMPION IN OUR CLUBS 23 YEAR HISTORY.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND COACHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT & A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.  

SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO COACH GUS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THESE BOYS AS WELL AS THE CLUB.

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