On the weekend of March 16th, Valeo F.C. competed in several tournaments. All Valeo teams excelled on the pitch at both the Seacoast United Premier Invitational held at Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping, NH. and in the Galway Cup, at the Cohasset Sports Complex in Cohasset, MA. Three teams competed in the Galway Cup and six teams competed in the Seacoast Tournament, all of them advanced to the finals.
Seacoast Tournament Results:
Valeo F.C. South 07’ went undefeated winning all three of their preliminary games to advance to the finals. Valeo F.C. South 07’ went on to face GPS NH 07’ in the finals. Valeo F.C. left as champions beating GPS 2 – 0.
Valeo F.C. South East 07’ displayed dominance in their four tournament games. They outscored their opponents in their bracket 14 – 2. They finished the tournament as champions, defeating the host team Seacoast United 6 – 1 in the championship game.
Valeo F.C. Boca Juniors 09’ and Valeo F.C. South East competed in the same U-10 division. Both teams would go on to win their bracket by going undefeated (3 – 0 – 0). Eventually, the two Valeo F.C. teams would meet in the finals. The game was a nail biter, ending in a 1 – 1 draw in regular time. The VFC Boca Juniors would go on to beat VFC South East 5 – 4 in a penalty shootout to be crowned champions.
Valeo F.C. South East 09’ and Valeo F.C. Tigre 09’ also competed in the same division, in different brackets. Both Valeo F.C. teams went undefeated in their bracket to advance to the finals, where they would face each other. Both teams were evenly matched and nothing separated them after regular time. The game finished 2 – 2. Valeo F.C. South East would become champions after finishing it out strong in a 5 – 4 penalty shootout.
Valeo F.C. Barcelona 10’ and Valeo F.C. South East 10’ competed against each other in the same division. Both teams finished the preliminary round mid-table. This forced both Valeo F.C. teams to go head to head in a playoff round to make it to the finals. Valeo F.C. Barcelona 10’ won the playoff game sending them to the finals, which they went on to win 3 – 1 over NEFC.
Seacoast United Premier Invitational Champions
Galway Cup Champions
[Newton, MA – March 16] Valeo Futbol Club (VFC) is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the U.S. Soccer Federation to be part of the expansion for the U13 and U14 U.S. Soccer Boys’ Development Academy (DA) starting in Fall 2019. The DA focuses on supporting club environments to aid in maximizing youth player development throughout the country. The DA values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles.
The DA is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and top-level clubs across the country that represents the top tier of youth soccer in the United States. Being chosen as part of the expansion “speaks volumes about our program and our player development philosophy,” said Corlton Simmond, Director of Coaching.
The DA is an important step for young, aspiring players as the DA offers various talent identification opportunities throughout the year. Since the inception of the DA, 19 Academy alumni have earned U.S. Men’s National team call-ups and 1250 Academy players have earned Youth National Team call-ups. The DA serves to connect national team coaches at all age levels directly with elite youth players, while also serving as a venue for advanced coaching and referee development.
VFC players will now have the chance to play at the highest level of competition in the country without having to leave the club. This announcement reinforces Valeo's mission of providing the very best learning environment for soccer and personal development for committed players who are passionate about the game.
VFC is dedicated to developing competitive athletes, outstanding citizens and strong leaders, and as members of the DA we will continue to provide the highest level of training and competition for our players. We are invested in our players at every level by offering programs for players new to the game and as part of the DA expansion, we now have the next step for our players.