Local Soccer Team Finishes Second In State Cup Competition
Original post made by J Morgan, Atherton: West Atherton, on Jan 18, 2010
The MP Strikers 98B Blue team, coached by Alessandro Biral, reached the NorCal State Cup finals by competing in a season long tournament running from mid August through December. With a record of 5-0-1, the Strikers qualified for the finals by beating the Santa Rosa Leones in a match that went into double overtime and was decided by penalty kicks. Ater a header goal in the second half by Sam Rothstein, the Strikers tied the game 1-1. Two golden goal overtimes left the score tied and led to a decisive penalty shoot-out. Midfielder, Leonardo Biral scored the winning PK while keeper, Josh Morgan, saved 3 penalty shots to carry the team into the Super Group finals.
The MP Strikers FC is a competitive soccer club based in Menlo Park for boys and girls ages 8-18. Please visit our website, www.mpstrikersfc.com, for more information about the club and teams looking to add players.
Legend for photo:
Top (from left to right): Coach - Alessandro Biral, Fernando Soria, Leonardo Biral, Josh Morgan, Jack Abukhovski, Sam Rothstein
Bottom (from left to right): Wyatt Robertson, Alistair Shaw, Daniel Hausen, Bradley Augulis, Mateo Elias