Newton, Ma. : Power ‘07 and Beat ‘06 have a stellar start to their season in the FC Stars Cup.
The Power ‘07 and The Beat ‘06 were two out of the four Valeo teams (Pride ‘10, Reign ‘08, Power ‘07, Beat ‘06) that competed in the FC Stars Cup over Labor Day weekend. The Power took home the championship plaque and the Beat finished as runners up in the finals.
The Beat capped their first game of the season against GPS Maine with a solid 2-0 victory Saturday morning. With minimal time to rest the Beat moved onto their second game against FC Stars Worcester Elite. The Beat demonstrated strong possession and finished their opportunities with netting 7 goals against the FC Stars Worcester, leading to a strong 7-3 result.
Game three of the group stage did not go in the Beats favor against FC Stars East Elite. The Beat had a variety of opportunities and were challenged by a strong keeper from FC Stars, which ultimately led to a 2-1 loss.
With a 2-1 record, the Beat broke a three way tie for first place by goal differential, they led the group with having scored 10 goals and allowing 5 goals.
The Beat went onto the finals against FCUSA Boston Elite, which turned out to be a very even match, which finished in a 1-1 tie after regulation. The finals were decided by penalty kicks where the Beat were just slightly out edged by FCUSA, 3-2 in penalty kicks. Though finishing as runners up in the FC Stars Cup, the Beat have a lot to look forward to when they kick off their regular season on 9/08.
The Power squad entered the FC Stars Cup for the first time on the 11 v 11 field. The Power squad advanced out of their group stage as the number seed with a perfect 3-0 record.
The Power kicked off their first game Saturday morning against FC Stars East Elite. It was a clinic of ball movement, possession and finishing which led to a victory of 8-2. With a double header, the Power had minimal time to rest up as their second game would be against a familiar opponent, FCUSA Coastal Elite. The Power started off their second game with strong possession play and strong defensive shape. The Power overpowered their second game with a 3-0 victory.
The final game of the group stage would result in another strong showing by the Power squad. With their third game against FC Stars Worcester Elite, the Power continued the same game plan with consistent ball movement and structured defending. The Power again outlasted their opponent with a strong 3-0 result and moved onto the finals against STA-MUSC NPL (NJ).
In the championship game, the Power continued to move the ball, stay patient and defend as a unit. The Power was able to open up the field really make their opponent “chase” the play. Power were crowned champions of the FC Star Cup with a 3-0 final result.
We want to congratulate the Power and the Beat on a great start to their season. We wish all of our teams the best of luck in their season opener this weekend!