Boise youth soccer teams take 2nd place at championships in Hawaii

June 24, 2013 

Boise Nationals Soccer Club earned two second-place finishes at the US Youth Soccer Far West Championships in Honolulu on Sunday, the first time one Idaho club had multiple regional finalists. The Boise Nationals Premier 18U boys lost to Albion USA (Calif.) 2-1, a game in which Boise nearly tied it in injury time, but was turned away by the Albion goalkeeper for its only loss of the tournament. The Boise Nationals Italia 15U girls won three straight matches to make their first final, where they lost 3-0 to Carlsbad Elite (Calif.). Carlsbad already had an automatic berth to the national tournament, so Boise takes the region's spot and will become Idaho's first-ever national representative when it competes July 23-28 in Overland Park, Kan. "We could not be more proud of these teams," club technical director and president Coe Michaelson said via email. "After three semifinal and two final appearances, the boys will go down as the most accomplished team in the history of Idaho Youth Soccer. Like these girls, they made their first finals appearance at U15, and it is our hope and expectation that these girls will go on to represent our club and state well in many more regionals going forward, just as the boys have. These teams are a perfect example of our club's unparalleled past and ambitious future."

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