APRAHAMIAN, AYALA, FONTANA, FRANK MAKE EDP SELECT TEAM

TEAM ADVANCES TO QUARTERFINALS IN DALLAS

 March 29, 2013 - PENN FUSION players ANDREW APRAHAMIAN, ALEXIS AYALA, ANTHONY FONTANA, AND JACOB FRANK were selected to the Eastern Development Program’s Talent Identification Program 18 man Select Team roster to attend the 2013 Dallas Cup.  During the second match against Seleccion RCL Soccer Monterrey from Mexico, APRAHAMIAN was selected Man of the Match.  The team finished bracket play and advanced to the quarterfinals.  Click the plus sign for more on this story.  Congratulations boys!

 

EDP-TIP 1999 Boys Select Squad Makes Winning Start at Dallas Cup

 

Dallas, TX.  The EDP TIP select squad arrived safely and got off to a winning start at the Dallas Cup.  This is the inaugural trip for the Talent Identification Program. 

 

The following players were selected to represent the Eastern Development Program:

 

Player

Club

State

Kian A. Alberto

Red Bulls (formerly TSF)

NJ

Andrew Aprahamian

Penn Fusion

PA

Eduardo Aragon-Rodriguez

PSAFC

PA

Alexis Ayala

Penn Fusion

DE

Jack Beer

New York SC

NY

Francisco Corral

East Brunswick

NJ

Kexxer Camarco

Henlopen

DE

Jonathan Filipe

Beachside

CT

Anthony Fontana

Penn Fusion

DE

Jacob Frank

Penn Fusion

PA

Evan Godfrey

PDA

NJ

Kofi Hope-Gund

Downtown SC

NY

Rio Hope-Gund

Red Bulls (formerly DUSC)

NY

Matthew Howlett

SDFC

NJ

Mark McKenzie

Delaware Rush

DE

Kurtis Orrson

Lehigh Valley United

PA

Guliiano Santucci

New York SC

NY

Conrad Williams

South Jersey Elite Barons

NJ

 

In the opening game the EDP-TIP Squad defeated SKHY FC from Trinidad and Tobago by a convincing margin of 5-0.   "Overall the boys did very well trying to play good soccer under challenging weather conditions. More important than the result was the pride the boys showed towards their performance," said Tony Williams, EDP Director of Youth Development.  Goals were contributed by Andrew Aprahamian (Penn Fusion), Jonathan Filipe (2-Beachside), Conrad Williams (South Jersey Elite Barons) and Jack Beer (NYSC). Overall it was a great first performance of the tournament.

 

The event hosts 180 teams from 19 different counties and 22 different states.

"The Dallas Cup is a great competition and opportunity for my teammates and I to showcase our talent and skill.  Everyone was extremely excited and couldn’t wait," said Jack Beer, NYSC.

 

"Man of the Match" Jack Beer (NYSC) for his contribution to the game.  Jack lead the team with 2 assists and a goal of his own.  "Our goal was to be the most professional and passionate team, and we were, and it showed in the result we got today.  We don’t know who is going to be the champions, but what we did know was that we could compete with the character of champions," Jack Beer, NYSC.  The TIP squads next game will be Monday vs. Seleccion RCL Soccer Monterrey from Mexico.

 

We wish the EDP-TIP Select Squad the best of luck for the rest of the event.  For additional information on the event please visit www.dallascup.com.  For more information on the Eastern Development Program or the Talent Identification Program please vision www.edpsoccer.org. 

 

 

 

EDP-TIP 1999 Boys Select Squad Picks Up Second Win at Dallas Cup

Getting for Game #2
 

 

Dallas, TX.  The EDP TIP select squad completed their second game of the Dallas Cup with a 2-0 win.  "In difficult conditions the players showed excellent character and spirit and are really jelling together nicely as a team," Jeff Bookma, EDP Technical Dorector.  The squad competed against Seleccion RCL Soccer Monterrey from Mexico.  Goals were scored by Jonathan Filipe (Beachside SC) and Kexxer Camarco (Hanlopen).  

 

"Man of the Match" was given to Andrew Aprahamian (Penn Fusion SC) for his outstanding leadership and level of play today.  "We played really well today even though the field restricted our play at times.  In the end our commitment and professionalism got us the result," Andrew Aprahamian, Penn Fusion soccer Academy. 

 

The TIP squad had a rest day today where they took to the pool for a regeneration session and participated in a character of Champions workshop.  The squad will resume play on Wednesday with their last group game of the tournament vs Arsenal FC (CAS).    

 

Jonathan Filipe (Beachside SC) who has lead the team with 3 goals so far in the tournament is eager for the match tomorrow   "No matter what the final score is we will come out the hardest working team and the team that has the most pride on the field," Jonathan Filipe, Beachside SC. 

 

For additional information on the event please visit www.dallascup.com.  For more information on the Eastern Development Program or the Talent Identification Program please vision www.edpsoccer.org. 

 

 

 

Pre-Game Meal
 

EDP-TIP 1999 Boys Select Squad                  Advances to Quarterfinals 

 

Pre-Game
 


 

 

 

Dallas, TX.  The EDP-Tip 1999 Boys Select Squad advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dallas Cup today with a 1-0 win over Arsenal FC (CAS).  The lone goal of the match was scored by Jack Beer (New York SC).  "It’s been amazing how this team has come together so quickly culminating with today’s performance.   A great defensive display, which you would normally see by a team which has been playing together for years not weeks," Scott Middlemass, South Jersey Elite Barons Boys Technical Director.

 

With a tremendous team effort the TIP Squad has gone undefeated through the group stages.  "We held possession well and took our opportunity when it presented itself.  This has been a great experience for us all and we have really started to gel as a group," Evan Godfrey, PDA.  

 

It’s not all serious business as the team was able to get away for a group meal where they honored the President of MSSL, Steve Shilling, for all his generous support of the program.  The group would like to say a big Thank You to Steve.

 

The Eastern Development Program and TIP would like to extend a special congratulations and good luck to the following EDP members as they also advanced in the Dallas Cup:  New York SC White (17B), Penn Fusion (17B) TSF Academy X (15B), and TSF Ginga (17B).

 

For additional information on the event please visit www.dallascup.com.  For more information on the Eastern Development Program or the Talent Identification Program please visit www.edpsoccer.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honoring the MSSL President, Steve Shilling
 

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