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May 1, 2012 - Region 1 captures 5th place!

Playing the best team we have faced (Sampdoria) the boys really stepped up their game. Ater trading early goals where we scored first on a solo Effexor by defender Alex Cancilla Sampdoria equalized later in the half. But another goal before the half by Sean Tiexeira gave us the lead. That score would stand after a back and forth second half. Region 1 finished the Italy tour with a 5-2-0 record and 5th place in the 32 team tournament. Later today we will watch the final between the Hungary National team and the team that knocked us out on...

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Apr 30, 2012 - Hard luck in quarter final... Loss in Penalty Kicks

It was pouring with rain all game and in the end the sun did not shine on Region 1 despite being the better team for the vast majority of the match. We ended in a 0-0 draw with Maccabi Haifa. The game went directly to PKs after the end of regulation. Officially a tie, but unfortunately we did not advance from the Penalties. The team will regroup and play now in the final four for 5th place- in only a few hours. Our opponents will be Nuova Tara's from Italy. Kick off is 6:15 local. We have now played 4 games without giving up a goal,!

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Apr 30, 2012 - The comeback kids

or the first time in the tournament region both gave up a goal and went behind. It was with 10 minutes left in the match to put Nuova Tara's up 1-0.. Our response was awesome. 4 minutes later we were up 2-1 and held that for the rest of the match. Goals by Tom Golden and Kevin Coleman gave us the win. A few outstanding saves by Zach McMurrer also sealed the victory We are now 3-0-2 and play for 5th place out of the 32 team tourney tomorrow. Details later. All players remain healthy!! THIS JUST IN...WE WILL PLAY A VERY GOOD SAMPDORIA TEAM...

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Apr 29, 2012 - Juventus ties Region 1

First of 2 updates today. In the morning ga,e we played to a 0-0 draw with Juventus. While we easily had the better of play and the better chances we were not able to show the finishing we did last night. The defended very well allowing very few good chances. Andy Romig got the shutout. Tonight be play the final game in our group which will determine who goes through as the first place team. Our opponent is Fossano who lost both their Games so far. The standings going Into tonight: Region 1. 1-1-0. 4 pts. 3 goals for. 0 against Juventus...

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Apr 29, 2012 - region 1- group winners!!

Playing our best game yet we ran all overnFossano and won 3-0. That meant Juventus had to beat Genoa by 4 but that did not happen. They won 1-0 so we gain first by our plus 6 goal difference ( to their plus 3. In the first half goals were scored by Sean Tiexeira after 5 consecutive passes down field. Kevin Coleman had the assist. The Tom Golden gave us then2 goal lead before the half. Early in the second half Region 1 sealed the match on a corner kick. The service was by Kevin Coleman and the header for the goal by Mason Deeds. Zach...

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Apr 28, 2012 - Match 1 vs Athletico Club Genoa

Very fast update as Internet keeps going out... 3-0 win in tournament opener for region 1 First half goals from Kevin Coleman and Sean Tiexeira and a second half goal from Tom Spear. Tomorrow morning we play Jueventus who won their match 3-1 vs Fossano whom we will play tomorrow night. After tomorrow the teams will be placed in the different groups to try for the championship. You need it be first place in your group to play for the championship. 2nd place teams in the 8 groups play for 5th place, etc etc. 32 team tourney . All players...

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Apr 27, 2012 - Travel day

Just a short entry today... We departed Biella at 10 am and made 2 stops on the way to !ondovi where the tournament will be. First stop was at a beautiful sanctuary high up in the Italian Alps. The views were amazing form this 12th century place. From there we went to Turin for lunch and some time walking around the old part of the city and then were able to see the stadium where Jueventus plays... From the outside. No time to do a proper tour.. Just some proper -and expensive - shopping at the Jueve store. From there to our hotel where we...

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Apr 26, 2012 - Day 2 - 2-1 win over Biella FC

Thursday It seems as though the team has dealt with traveling and jet lag extremely well. After a light training session in the morning at the Biella Football Club stadium, the team rested in the afternoon before returning there to take on Biella FC in a friendly. We played 3 periods of 30 minutes each allowing the staff to play all players a minimum of 60 minutes. It was refreshing to see 30 continuous minutes without substitutions breaking up the rhythm. Rhythm is a good word for this Region 1 team. After dominating the first period and...

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Apr 25, 2012 - Arrival in Italy

Smooth flight over to Italy and after a couple players watched their luggage go around the carosal about 20 times before realizing it was there's...we were off and met by our tour organizers. An hour bus ride to Novara was next where we had a nice surprise as Novara was hosting Lazio in a SeriA match. The host upset Lazio on a free kick goal late in the match. Then we made the next part of the trip and arrived in Biella around 3:30 pm. Just back from the first training session in which the guys were quite sharp despite the jet lag. Now...

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