Team Selection Goalkeeper GK – Andrew Ginestra – U19 Black ? Defense LB – Moises Mata – U19 White ? CB – llan Yakovpour – U11 Black ? CB – Sebastian Riveras – U19 Black ? RB – Xavi Hernandez – U16 Black ? Midfield LM – Luca Orjuela – U9 White ? CM – Bautista Briones – U15 White ? RM – Gianni Powell – U16 White ? Attack LW – Diego Pierantozzi – U19 Reserves ? CF – Juan Montoya – U19 Blue ? RW – Christopher Gonzalez – U11 Black ? Andrew Ginestra – U19 Black × Another one of the 03s that are in college and came back for an opportunity to get looked at more. Andrew has been very impressive for the club since coming over from Doral a few years ago. Andrew plays gk with tenacity and has cat like abilities in front of his net. The box is his domain and rarely let’s anyone do their job in his box. Andrew made 3 outstanding saves yesterday in a super strong Sunshine Conference battle to lift his squad into the number 1 seed with just a few games remaining. Great job Andrew! Moises Mata – U19 White × By far the most steadiest CB in the 19s and has gotten noticed by other coaches and colleges. Moises plays with heart every second he is on the pitch. In 2 years being on my teams Moises has not missed but a handful of minutes out there. His passion for the game and desire to succeed are what put him the upper echelon of players. Moises could easily be on the 19 black and split minutes but felt being the leader of a strong defense was more beneficial for a player wanting to display his skills for college coaches and that’s what Moises does constantly and consistently. This weekend Moises led his white team to 2 impressive victories against two tough Division 1 opponents and displayed his toughness and skills along the way to pres… llan Yakovpour – U11 Black × He was very solid in the back, dominating and winning every ball. His passes were precisely on point when needed building off the back. He calmly kept possession giving passes to teammates. Showed great leadership and confidence. ???????? Sebastian Riveras – U19 Black × A very solid and smart CB that not only other teams are noticing but plenty of colleges are inquiring to me about. Sebastian had another performance last night taking care of the opponent’s attack whether on the ground or through the air there was no way they were going thru Sebastian. The future is bright and wide open for a player that is college ready right now. Xavi Hernandez – U16 Black × Xavi had a great Game covering a Striker from the opponent, He had to take a difficult decision in one situación during the game wining 1-0 being last men, making a red card foul kick from behind to their forward, the best player from the other team #9, that guy #9 hit Xavi with bad reaction and also received a red card too, at the end we won the game, thanks to Xavi. Luca Orjuela – U9 White × Luca worked very hard and focus during practices last past week, understanding all the drills and being an excellent example for his teammates. Also he played a two fantastic games this weekend leading the team every moment he was on the field. Way to go LUCA!!!!!! Bautista Briones – U15 White × Bautista is the captain of the U15 white team and had an excellent game scoring the 1st goal and getting the assist for the 2nd goal in a 2-0 win. Bautista led by example, making timely tackles to breakup plays and transitioning quickly to offense when necessary. As the captain of the team, he was vocal in organizing the team on the field and setting an example of good sportsmanship for his teammates to follow. Gianni Powell – U16 White × He scored 5 goals this weekend for his team including a hat trick! He is very fast and technical. Diego Pierantozzi – U19 Reserves × Diego played abd helped lead the team with a hat trick in an important game in UPSL. He worked very hard and delivered by scoring as well. Juan Montoya – U19 Blue × Juan played his first game back from injury in 2 months and starts off super strong scoring a hat trick with moves and shots that would make any goalie cringe. Then he comes back and scores a beauty in the next day playing on the white team. Another one of the Colombianos with skill it is pleasure to see this young man back on the pitch and playing with passion. Well done Christopher Gonzalez – U11 Black × Scored 4 goals in two games. He consistently put pressure on defense winning majority of the ball. Made great decisions on the final third giving his team many scoring opportunities. Good job Chris. ????????