Team Selection Goalkeeper GK – Marcel Ramirez – U13 Black ? Defense LB – Fabrizio Ciampi – U16 Black ? CB – Shawn Lee – U16 Blue ? CB – Sebastian Riveras – U19 Black ? RB – Daniel Arce – U13 Black ? Midfield LM – Rafael Soto – U11 Future Elite ? CM – Francisco Verejao – U9 Black ? RM – Ryan Schlau – U8 Black ? Attack LW – Eric Carvalho – U10 Black ? CF – Cruz Pineda – U12 (2011) FAL ? RW – Joan Valdes – U19 Black ? Marcel Rzmirez – U13 Black × Great young goalkeeper, outstanding in technique, Marcel has been improving a lot in maturing his personality and showing more voice of command game-in-game-out. Responsible for impressive saves in multiple games Marcel also shows lots courage on 1v1 plays, closing the angles making it difficult to his opponents to score. It’s great to have him on the squad. Great work boy!!! ??? Fabrizio Ciampi – U16 Black × Awesome job throughout the entire Alliance Cup leading the team until the final and winning the tournament in gold division. It is not easy to stand out as a defender, but Fabri was impecable with and without the ball, and he also helped the team scoring a few goals including the one in the final. Shawn Lee – U16 Blue × Shawn had an outstanding game today. He helped marshal the defense to another clean sheet and a well deserved 2-0 win against a strong RPB team. Shawn was able to win most of his 1v1 and aerial battles today while playing smart simples passes to break the lines and help his team get on the front foot. His composure under pressure and his intelligent pressing of the opponent showed that he was the top player on the field today. Sebastian Riveras – U19 Black × Sebastian continues to work himself back from injury and has shown how strong he is when fully healed. Sebastian was the leader of his defense giving up a late garbage goal in the Georgia Impact Premier Cup this past weekend. He continues to push his defense and his team to higher challenges and has become the super CB Daniel Arce – U13 Black × Dani Arce has been considerably increasing his volume of participation in important moments of each match. Refined ball skills, intelligence, and vision on the field makes Dani an important piece of the starting elleven. Great asset! Nice work done. ?? Rafael Soto – U11 Future Elite × Excellent performances throughout the entire Alliance Cup leading the team until the final. Really good job with and without the ball and scoring a few goals playing against 1 year older teams teams during the tournament. Francisco Verejao – U9 Black × Francisco was elite this weekend in the alliance cup. As our captain and starting center midfielder he was a true leader motivating his teammates, dominating defensively in the middle and offensively providing for his team mates as well as scoring 4 out of our 8 goals scored this weekend. He’s a pleasure to watch compete every day. Bright future for Francisco keep working! Ryan Schlau – U8 Black × Ryan Alex has improve incredibly the las couples of months, starting to understand the game and his position. He took an important roll for his team during the weekend scoring many important goals and being the reference in the attack zone in our Championship at Alliance Cup. Well done Ryan, we are proud of you!!! Eric Carvalho – U10 Black × Eric has been playing at a high level since the beginning of the season. He was instrumental in our Championship win this weekend at Alliance Cup. Eric dominated the middle of the field with poise and showed relentless effort on both sides of the ball. I’m very pleased to see how Eric is growing and developing his tactical game at such a young age. Congratulations Eric. Well deserved ??. Cruz Pineda – U12 (2011) FAL × Cruz played a new role this weekend for his team and was absolutely fantastic! His first touch, speed of play, & decision making was near perfect creating goal scoring opportunities time after time. Cruz netted 2 goals & had 3 assist! Fantastic job Cruz! Keep up the great work! Joan Valdes- U19 Black × Had a super strong weekend enabling his team to take home the title at the Georgia Impact College Showcase. Joan scored every which way possible showing his exceptional talent to numerous colleges. Great job again Joan.