11 Sep Four Barça Residency Academy teams Crowned Tuzos Challenge Champions
September 11, 2019
Casa Grande, Arizona
The Barça Residency Academy Pre-Academy teams began the 2019-20 season with a bang, taking home four championship trophies from the annual 2019 Tuzos Challenge.
In the three-day tournament, Barça Residency Academy’s five pre-academy teams (U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19) combined for an impressive 15-2-2 overall weekend record while netted 44 total goals.
“The Tuzos Challenge was a great event for our Pre-Academy teams to start off the season on a positive note,” said academy director Ged Quinn. “Having 4 of the 5 teams at the event come away as Champions is a testament to the hard work that the players and coaches have put in through Pre-Season. Having success while implementing our style of play so early in the year was great to see and creates a solid foundation for the guys to build and improve upon as we move back into league play this coming weekend.”
— Barça Residency Academy (@BarcaAcademyAZ) September 8, 2019
Tuzos Challenge – Phoenix, AZ
U-19s Champions (2-0-2)
BRA 0 vs. RSL- AZ North 0
BRA 3 vs. Tuzos Villarreal 2
Goals: Brandon Garcia, Ian Benites, Taylor Buena.
BRA 3 vs. Phoenix Brazas 0
Goals: Ian Benites (3)
BRA 1 vs. Tuzos Academy 1
Goal: Sam Twigg
U-18s Champions (4-0-0)
BRA 4 vs. Phoenix Rising FC – Glendale 0
Goals: Liam Hogg, Chaitanya Kaktikar, Psalm Yi, Jakob Stavehaug.
Assists: John Kuwano (2), Tyler Stierli, Isael Soto.
BRA 1 vs. Avondale United 0
Goal: Liam Hogg
Assist: Julian Abi-Jaoudé
BRA 2 vs. Excel Soccer Academy 1
Goals: Jakub Stavehaug, Jimmy Glaab.
Assists: Johnny Kuwano, Samuel Mendoza-Ruiz.
BRA 1 vs. Tuzos Academy 0
Goal: Vihn Le
Assist: Johnny Kuwano
U-17s Champions (4-1-0)
BRA 5 vs. Excel Soccer Academy 1
BRA 5 vs. Phoenix Thunder 0
Goals: Luke Husakiwsky, Noah Laureano (2), Darian Castillo, Braedon Smith.
BRA 0 vs. Tuzos Academy 1
BRA 1 vs. TMSFC 0
Goal: Cole Pergan
U-16s Champions (3-0-0)
BRA 3 vs. FCDA Real 0
BRA 5 vs. CCV Stars 0
Goals: Riley Horne, Shaan Malik, Adrien Griffin, Pedro Peres
BRA 3 vs. Tuzos Academy 0
Goals: Shaan Malik (3)
BRA 3 vs. Excel Academy
BRA 0 vs. Tuzos Academy 1
BRA 4 vs. Phoenix Rising FC – Glendale 2
Goals: Glendale Idoh, Michale Lucero, Michael Barraza, Noah Ervin
The Pre-Academy teams jump into Arizona Advanced League play this weekend.
All Pre-Academy teams will be in action on Saturday, September 14
U-19: vs. SC del Sol; 11:20am – SSC #3
U-18: vs. CCV Stars; 8:00am – SSC #4
U-17: vs. RSL-AZ Yuma; 11:40am – SSC #4
U-16: vs. NSFC AZ; 9:40am – SSC #5
U-15: vs. Phoenix Rush; 9:40am – SSC #2
Sunday. September 15
U-18: vs. AZ Classic; 1:30pm – SSC #4
U-16: vs. West Valley; 2:40pm – SSC #3
U-15: vs. FBSL Salsa; 1:00pm – SSC 3
SSC – Scottsdale Sports Complex