The Naugatuck Youth Soccer Boys 2008 are continuing a tremendous postseason run after punching their ticket to the semifinals of the 15U National Presidents Cup in Wichita, Kansas. Naugatuck went unbeaten in group play to emerge as the winners of their bracket, and they will now meet Carol Stream Panthers Academy 2008 (IL) for an 11:30 AM ET kickoff on Monday morning. That semifinal match will be broadcasted live via YouTube (Broadcast Link).
Naugatuck opened National Presidents Cup competition on Friday, battling 08 HFC White (NC) to a scoreless draw. The following day, the Connecticut side defeated the Quad City Strikers Warriors U15 Boys (IA) by a tally of 2-1 before finishing off group play with a 3-3 result against MetaSport FC 08B BT (UT) on Sunday. Naugatuck was the only team in their group to go unbeaten, and their five overall points earned them the top seed from their bracket.
Naugatuck arrived at the National Presidents Cup after a perfect run in the Eastern Presidents Cup last month. Naugatuck won all five of their matches at the Eastern Presidents Cup, which was hosted by US Youth Soccer in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, outscoring their opposition by a tally of 13-2. They capped off an incredible tournament performance with a 4-0 victory over the Southern Chester County SA Dragons of Pennsylvania East in the 15U Regional Final.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive environment for teams seeking a series of unique challenges highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.