Barça Residency Academy U14 and U18 Win Tuzos Challenge

Barca Residency Academy U14 team celebrating their championship win at the 2021 Tuzos Callenge

Barça Residency Academy U14 and U18 Win Tuzos Challenge

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Casa Grande, AZ (September 14, 2021) – All six of Barca Residency Academy Pre-Academy teams competed in the 2021 Tuzos Challenge in Phoenix over the weekend. In usual fashion, Barca Residency Academy took home multiple championship trophies. This year, Barca’s U-14 and U-18 teams added hardware to the academy’s trophy case.

The U-14s, Barca’s newest and youngest team kicked off their 2021-22 campaign with an impressive showing. They shutout Arizona FC Select 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament and defeated tournament host Tuzos Academy 2-1 later that afternoon. They sealed the deal early Sunday morning with a sizable 8-2 win over Calico FC.

Barca’s U-18s coached by Aaron Wheeler came up with three hard-fought victories to claim the Tuzos championship title. They beat two tough Tuzos sides on Saturday both by a score of 1-0 en route to the deciding game on Sunday. On Sunday, they came out with a 2-1 victory over Lake Havasu FC to be crowned Champions.

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