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Girls U14 Super-Y Team to Compete at Nationals

posted Nov 28, 2012, 5:27 AM by John DeFord   [ updated Nov 28, 2012, 5:30 AM ]
Mequon Soccer Club has long been known for its ability to provide some of the highest levels of coaching to maximize individual talent and player development within a team concept.  The club promotes sportsmanship, teamwork & competitive play through year round training programs for boys & girls, ages 3 through 18; this club objective carries over to their affiliation with the Super Y-League (SYL) Program.

Founded in 1999, the SYL is dedicated to the progression of future professional players. With an average of 700 teams since 2004, the SYL has focused on developing elite clubs, players, and coaches who want to push their soccer development to new heights.  Affiliated with US Soccer, the SYL contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League and W-League clubs.

Headed by Coaching Director Carlos 'Cacho' Cordoba, a former professional coach and player, Mequon's coaching staff thrives on developing both club and SYL players to a level that prepares them for playing with top collegiate programs and beyond.  And this year is no exception, as Mequon’s U14 Girls SYL team successfully advanced through their summer regional league to earn a spot at the SYL North American finals in Bradenton, Florida December 7-11.  Beating teams this summer from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois was no small task, said Cacho, Head Coach.  “The girls had tough competition over 3 weekends this summer.  But they really connected as a strong team and worked extremely well together.  When that type of team concept play happens, they can compete and beat any of the teams out there.”

The team will face the nation’s toughest competition when they arrive at IMG in Bradenton, Florida, one of North America’s premier soccer facilities.  Facing some of the largest clubs from across the country, the games will be challenging and intense.  Cacho said, “Win or lose, these girls will be very competitive against top teams from across North America.  They have the individual talents to be competitive.  But they also have a team-based style of play that makes them fun to watch and great to coach.”

Good luck to the U14 girls of Mequon’s Super-Y League team!

This article was written by Steve Harris.