FCUSA Coastal captures 3 titles, narrowly misses another at Massachusetts State Cup
By Aaron Duckmanton
The Football Club USA Coastal has seen tremendous growth and success over the past year, none more so than their recent success in the Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Cup.
Held throughout the spring soccer season, the tournament features some of the best U12-U18 teams in Massachusetts and culminated in the finals held over the first weekend in June. FCUSA Coastal celebrated unprecedented success as four teams made it through to the finals, with two other teams narrowly missing out on a place.
Representing FCUSA Coastal in the State Cup finals were the U13 and U14 Boys Impact and the U12 and U13 Girls Impact.
FCUSA Coastal Director of Coaching Rob Jones saw both his FCUSA Coastal Impact U13 and U14 Boys walk away as state champions.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys’ achievements this weekend,” Jones said. “I am truly excited to see what the future holds for these fantastic groups of boys.”
Not to be outdone by the boys, coach Emma Hankins and her FCUSA Coastal Impact Girls U13 also took home a state championship, and she could barely hold back her pride at the girls’ performance.
“I am so proud of the U13 Girls Impact,” Hankins said. “We have had a fantastic season which has been building to this performance and result.”
Coach Chris McCall saw his FCUSA Coastal Impact Girls U12 team finish runner-up, losing a heartbreaker in the last minute of extra time. However, he was still overjoyed with how his girls played and competed throughout.
“I was delighted with how my team played throughout the state cup tournament,” McCall said. “To concede a goal in the last minute of extra time was a cruel way to end a fantastic season, but I couldn’t be prouder of the team’s attitude and commitment to each other.”
It truly was a fantastic weekend for FCUSA Coastal which capped a brilliant 12 months for the Massachusetts based club. FCUSA Coastal Director Paul Turner was brimming with pride at the development and success of FCUSA Coastal.
“Sunday was simply a brilliant day for everyone involved at FCUSA Coastal,” Turner said. “To have three state champions and one runner-up in our first full year entering the Massachusetts State Cup underlines the commitment that our entire staff has to developing outstanding young soccer players.”