Soccer Fanatic would like to congratulate our member club, the Fullerton Rangers Boys Under-14 team who were crowned 2011 US Youth Soccer National Champions!
The Under-14 Boys Fullerton Rangers put a fitting end to a memorable season this weekend as they captured the national championship with a 1-0 victory over Chicago Magic. Fullerton, who also lifted the prestigious Dallas Cup this season, defeated Magic 1-0 thanks to Dylan Smith’s impressive strike from 20 yards out in the 11th minute.
Following the game, Fullerton coach Jimmy Obleda reflected on the win, “There’s nothing better than this. To say that now you can put a star on your jersey and say you’re the national champion, really, words can’t explain the feeling. It just brings everything full circle. Dallas Cup is one of the most prestigious tournaments internationally, but to say that you’re a national champion, to say we’re the best in the country at our age, this is the highest that you can achieve. Regardless of how the game has changed and all this other stuff is going on, this is the pinnacle of youth soccer. This is it.”