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USC 05 Premier Boys Win TN Nike Invitational Top Division

05/16/2015, 5:30pm CDT
USC 05 Boys Premier

USC 05 Premier Boys had an amazing weekend at TN Nike Invitational. They won their three opening games in the Vapor Division (top bracket) of 8v8 defeating United FA 05 of GA, Nashville FC 05 of TN, and TSC 05 South Premier. The other bracket finished with a three way tie for first with TSC 05 Premier North edging out Concorde Fire 05 Black of GA, and FC Alliance Black 05 of Knoxville, TN to advance to the final to face USC 05 Premier. In the final USC 05 Premier went down 1-0 at the half. In the second half they conceded two more goals to go down 3-0, only to pull out the most amazing come back of their careers. With 15 minutes left in the game, Coach Paul Tedesco made a tactical adjustment that turned the game around, and within 5 minutes, USC rallied back two goals from Brennan O'Hare. With 4 minutes left Edgar Rodriquez put away a pk to level the game 3-3. And with one minute left in the game, USC battled for a corner kick that bounced around in the box and fell in front of Hector Hernandez who buried the ball into the back of the net giving USC the 4-3 lead. The drama was not over, as TSC launched a rocket off the kick off that beat the USC keeper over his head, hit the cross bar bounced down and away from the goal miraculously into keeper Chrystian Gutierrez's hands. He secured the ball, and after a call of no goal from the linesman and center ref, he punted the ball into the air and the final whistle blew, USC 05 Premier had completed the most amazing comeback in their history to become TNI Tournament Champions!! Congratulations to Coaches Paul Tedesco, John Lawrence, and the USC 05 Boys Premier.

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