AYSC U12 Girls Team win 2016 Schwan's USA Cup

On July 19th the AYSC U12 Girls Team Black began their group stage in a history making edition of the Schwan's USA Cup. This year’s tournament featured a record turnout of 1,178 teams from 19 states and 19 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event will generate an estimated $33.4 million in economic impact.

The Girls finished their 3 group games with 1 win and 2 draws finishing 1st in their group.

Heading into the knock-out rounds, AYSC U12 Girls were the highest ranked team cementing a date with the 8th seeded Maplebrook Impact (2015 USA Cup Champions). AYSC handled their Quarter Final game extremely well while showing off a very good brand of soccer. The girls cruised into the Semi Final Game where they would face off against the home town team, Blaine Fury. After drawing with Blaine in the group stage, the AYSC girls were anticipating the type of game ahead and were prepared for a hard fought battle. Nothing was to stop these girls as they completely dominated the Semi Final game with a winning score of 7-2 in favour of the AYSC.

AYSC would go up against Centennial Explosion from Lino lakes, Minnesota in the Final. Centennial was the best team the AYSC came up against. A very similar brand of soccer. The game was fast, creative and free flowing from both sides. It was a nail biter right to the finish. The game remained scoreless until the 43rd minute of a 50 minute game. AYSC had finally been able to slide one passed the Centennial Goalkeeper who had been standing on her head all game. AYSC were now up 1-0 with 6 minutes remaining. The AYSC girls fought hard to keep their lead. Their work rate increased. You could see how badly they wanted this. The final whistle came and adrenaline took over. Celebrations began, the music came on, everyone singing; it was hard to believe in that moment but AYSC U12 Girls were 2016 Schwan's USA Cup Champions. The 3rd Aurora Team to bring home the award.

Many Congratulations to all involved!

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