Congratulations to our U12B EDP Cosmos for their Championship finish at Freehold War at the Shore tournament on June 10th & 11th, 2017!
EUSA's U12B EDP Cosmos defeated Middletown SC in dramatic fashion to win Freehold War at the Shore.
After beating familiar rival NJ Knights 6-3 in the first game, the Cosmos fell to Middletown SC 3-7 in the group stage. The win was enough to propel the Cosmos into the Semi-Final playoff round where, lead by Captain Matthew Brattole's clean sheet and a fantastic toe-poke finish by Vihaan Salian, the Cosmos took a tough-fought win over previously undefeated Marlboro S.A.
The final game saw Cosmos in a rematch with Middletwon SC. Despite another well taken goal from Vihaan Salina, the Cosmos found themselves 3-1 down just after half-time. Propelled by a goal Shlock Mehta bullied over the line off a well placed free kick. Cosmos clawed their way back into the game. A third goal was a spectacle of creation by Zachary Mokrauer who, in Pele-style, jumped in the air to back heel a corner kick to teammate Simeon Thomas who volleyed home to level the score. Simeon added his name to the scoreline again with a strike from 25 yars out that the keeper mishandled to give Cosmos the lead. The tense rematch ended with U12B EDP Cosmos beating Middletwon 4-3 to Win the Tournament.
Coach Frank Brattole put if perfectly saying, "We lost the battle but won the War at the Shore!"
Great job boys! Keep up the great work and keep playing hard!