2016

2016 Champions League Summary

The U15/16 2016 Champions League Winner

AC Milan
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The U17/18 2016 Champions League Winner

Arsenal

Final Overall Champions League Statistics

U15/16 Stats

 

U17/18 Stats

 

Week 8

U15/16

The final week of Champions League ended in dramatic fashion. In the first game of the night, the third place game, Marseilles (ranked #3) was matched against Real Madrid (ranked #4). The game was back and forth all night and ended in regulation tied 8-8. In the sudden death overtime Marseilles scored and was declared the third place finisher. The late game, for the Championship, had Chelsea (#1) taking on AC Milan (#2). The game was hard fought, and well played, all the way until the final whistle. In the end AC Milan prevailed and was declared the 2016 Champions League winner. Men of the match in game 1 were Dominic Lambo of Real Madrid and Payton Aranda of Marseilles. Men of the match in game 2 were Simar Perez of Chelsea and Colin Satchie and Griffin Precore of AC Milan.

                    

Game 1 Men of the Match - Payton Aranda and Dominic Lambo

           

Game 2 Men of the Match -  Colin Satchie, Simar Perez, and Griffin Precore                

 

U17/18

In the final games of the 2016 Champions League Bayern Munich (ranked #3) played Manchester City (ranked #4) in the third place game, and Barcelona (ranked #1) faced off against Arsenal (ranked #2) in the championship. In the early game Bayern led Manchester City 3 - 2 at the half. Manchester City turned things around in the second half immediately and never looked back. Man City scored 6 unanswered goals and shut out Bayern in the second half to secure the upset and finish the league in third place. The late game was not to be missed. Everyone in attendance will remember the hard fought and emotionally charged battle that took place between Barcelona and Arsenal. At the half Arsenal was up 6 - 5. Barcelona scored in the 16th minute of the second half to tie the score at 6. Arsenal led 9 - 7 with 6:45 left. Barcelona then scored with under to minutes left to play. Barcelona had a couple very good chances to tie the game, but just chouldn't find the back of the net. Barcelona held on and was declared the 2016 Champions League winner. Men of the match in game 1 were Cade Dombroski for Manchester and Nathan Hilmer and Clayton Vichich for Bayern Munich. Men of the match in game 2 were Blake Carr for Barcelona and Chava for Arsenal.

    
Game 1 Men of the Match - Nate Himer, Cade Dombroski, and Clayton Vichich

    

Game 2 Men of the Match - Blake Carr and Chava

 

Week 7

U15/16

The first round of the Champions League playoffs was outstanding. Both games were decided by one goal and the late game needed extra time to declare a winner. In the early game Chelsea, the #1 seed, went up 2 goals on the #4 seed Real Madrid. Both teams then settled in and played well defensively. The score at the half was 4 - 2 Chelsea. Real quickly scored in the first posession of the second half. Chelsea then gained confidence and scored two in a row. Real then came storming back with 3 goals in a row to tie the game with 7 minutes left to go. Mark Durand, who was pretty quiet all night offensively, seemed to be gaining momentum while others were tiring. With very little time left on the clock Durand put in the go ahead goal to send Chelsea to the Champions League final. In the second game of the night a shorthanded, #3 seed Marseilles squad took on the #2 seed AC Milan. Despite only having 3 subs Marseilles, led by great offensive play from Aranda and Bjerke, was up 6 - 4 at the half. AC Milan quickly tied the score at 7 early into the second half. Scoring then continued back and and forth with some of the best finishes seen all season. At the end of regulation the score was tied 11 - 11. In the first overtime game of Champions League history AC Milan reigned victorious by putting in a late chance with seconds left on the overtime clock. The victory sends AC Milan to the Championship to face Chelsea next week. This game will go down as one of the best ever played. So next week's match-ups are as follows: In the third place game - Game 1 (7:00PM): Marseilles (#3 seed) vs. Real Madrid (#4 seed). In the Championship game - Game 2 (8:00PM): Chelsea (#1 seed) vs. AC MIlan (#2 seed). Men of the match in game 1 were Luca Amaya of Chelsea and Dominic Lambo and Jack Kohler of Real Madrid. Men of the match in game 2 were Rodolfo Ramirez and Neico Caiani of AC Milan and Payton Aranda, Colin Bjerke, and Draza Kolpack of Marseilles.

                                                  

Game 1 Men of the Match - Jack Kohler, Dominic Lambo, and Lucas Amaya

                    

Game 2 Men of the Match -

                   Rodolfo Ramirez and Neico Caiani                    Draza Kolpack, Colin Bjerke, Payton Aranda                

U17/18

In the first round of the Champions League playoffs Barcelona, the #1 seed, played Manchester City, the #4 seed, and Arsenal, the #2 seed, played Bayern Munich, the #3 seed. In the early game Manchester City gave Barcelona all they could handle and almost earned the upset of the season. In the end Barcelona did earn the victory in the narrowest of margins and will be playing for the championship. In the late game Arsenal dominated Bayern and earned the right to play Barcelona in the championship game. So next week's match-ups are as follows: In the third place game - Game 1 (7:00PM): Bayern Munich (#3 seed) vs. Manchester City (#4 seed). In the Championship game - Game 2 (8:00PM): Barcelona (#1 seed) vs. Arsenal (#2 seed). Men of the match in game 1 were Blake Carr for Barcelona and Antonio De Castro and Alexander Sykes for Manchester City. Men of the match in game 2 were Christian Tyrpak for Arsenal and Clayton Vichich for Bayern Munich. Keeper of the week was Stephen Clemens.

           

Game 1 Men of the Match - Alexander Sykes, Blake Carr, and Antonio De Castro                               

                        

Game 2 Men of the Match -                                            Keeper of the Week - Stephen Clemens

              Clayton Vichich and Christian Tyrpak

 

Week 6

U15/16

In the final games of the Champions League regular season Chelsea squared off against Real Madrid and AC Milan met Marseilles. Chelsea beat Real in convincing fashion earning them the number one seed heading into next week's 1st round playoffs. In the second game of the night AC Milan locked up the number 2 seed by defeating Marseilles. So next week's match-ups are as follows: Game 1 (7:00PM): Chelsea (#1 seed) vs. Real Madrid (#4 seed). Game 2 (8:00PM): AC MIlan (#2 seed) vs. Marseilles (#3 seed). Men of the match in game 1 were Austin Holtebeck and Andrew Mitchell of Chelsea and Dominic Lambo of Real Madrid. Men of the match in game 2 were Rodolfo Ramirez and Griffin Precore of AC Milan.

                                                  

Game 1 Men of the Match -

               Austin Holtebeck and Andrew Mitchell                           Dominic Lambo (not pictured)

           

Game 2 Men of the Match - Rodolfo Ramirez and Griffin Precore

 

U17/18

In the final games of the Champions League regular season Barcelona squared off against Bayern Munich and Arsenal met Manchester City. Both games were very competetive and only decided by one goal. Barcelona edged out Bayern earning them the number one seed heading into next week's 1st round playoffs. In the second game of the night Arsenal locked up the number 2 seed by squeaking past Manchester City. So next week's match-ups are as follows: Game 1 (7:00PM): Barcelona (#1 seed) vs. Manchester City (#4 seed). Game 2 (8:00PM): Arsenal (#2 seed) vs. Bayern Munich (#3 seed). Men of the match in game 1 were Blake Carr for Barcelona and Ben Leas for Bayern. Men of the match in game 2 were Axel Soriano for Arsenal and Antonio DeCastro for Man City.

           

Game 1 Men of the Match - Blake Carr and Ben Leas                               

           

Game 2 Men of the Match - Antonio De Castro and Axel Soriano

 

Week 5

U15/16

In the first game of the night of Champions League Week 4 AC Milan was matched against Real Madrid. Real Madrid took the early lead, but AC Milan came storming back to lead at the half 7 - 4. Excellent defensive play by AC Milan only allowed one goal by Real Madrid in the second half. AC Milan continued their scoring ways and won big in the end. The late game winner was Marseilles over Chelsea. Scoring in the first half was back and forth the whole way with Marseilles leading 5 - 3. The half was one of the best played so far in the season with high energy and competetive play by both sides. The offensive dominance of Payton Aranda helped give Marseilles the edge needed to secure the victory. Men of the match in game 1 were Erik Legut and Colin Satchie of AC Milan and Shemar McLenon of Real Madrid. Men of the match in game 2 were Martin Mersenski and Payton Aranda. Andrew Ochoa was named Keeper of the week.

                                                                      

Game 1 Men of the Match - Erik Legut and Colin Satchie                       Shemar McLenon

                                 

Game 2 Men of the Match - Marty Mersenski and Payton Aranda         Keeper - Andrew Ochoa

 

U17/18

Bayern Munich topped Manchester City in the early game of Champions League week 5. In the late game Barcelona continued their winning ways by defeating Arsenal to stay atop the league standings. Men of the match in game 1 were Antonio De Castro for Man City and Will Hamilton and Ben Leas for Bayern. Men of the match in game 2 were Zak Wegner for Barcelona and Leo Villa and Christian Tyrpak for Arsenal.

                                       

Game 1 Men of the Match - Antonio De Castro                               Will Hamilton and Ben Leas

                                         

Game 2 Men of the Match - Zak Wegner                                      Leo Villa and Christian Tyrpak

 

Week 4

U15/16

In the first game of week 4 of Champions League Chelsea met AC Milan. Led by the assist machine, Simar Perez, and the goal scoring threat of Mark Durand Chelsea had to much firepower for AC Milan to handle. Chelsea now sits alone at the top of the leauge standings with 3 victories. The second game of the night pitted two very evenly matched squads against each other. Marseilles and Real Madrid couldn't pull away from each other over the course of 50 minutes. The game ended as a tie with both teams scoring 6 goals. Men of the match in game 1 were Cayden Carlson and Colin Satchie. Men of the match in game 2 were Dominic Lambo and Nolan Rehard for Real Madrid, and Colin Bjerke and Cameron Eccleston for Marseilles.

                    
   Game 1 Men of the Match - Cayden Carlson                                                 Colin Satchie

                                                        
Game 2 Men of the Match - Nolan Rehard and Dominic Lambo     Colin Bjerke and Cameron Eccleston


U17/18

In the early game of Champions League week 4 Manchester City was matched against Barcelona. Barcelona took a very early lead scoring 3 quick goals. Manchester City didn't panic and battled back managing to tie the score at 6 a piece at the half. The offensive barrage of Ryan Callan, Blake Carr, and Stefan Rokvic overpowered Manchester City in the second half leading Barcelona to earn its third win of the seaon. In the second game Bayern Munich took on Arsenal. All in attendance for this game are still talking about Bradan Allen's dominance. At the half Arsenal was up on Bayern Munich 4 -2 with all 4 of Arsenal's goals coming from the foot of Allen. Bayern Munich had numerous chances on goal in the second half, but failed to capitalize. Arsenal finished the game in convincing fashion earning their third win of the season. Men of the match in game 1 were Cade Dombroski and Cole Seabrook for Manchester City, and Stefan Rokvic for Barcelona. Men of the match in game 2 were Ben Leas and Clayton Vichich for Bayern Munich, and with his record setting 6 goal night Bradan Allen for Arsenal.

                                               

Game 1 Men of the Match - Cade Dombroski and Cole Seabrook                    Stefan Rokvic

                                        

Game 2 Men of the Match - Ben Leas and Clayton Vichich                               Bradan Allen

 

Week 3

U15/16

Both of week 3's games were decided by one goal. Game 1 began with Spiros Demopulos of AC Milan coming onto the field in a well timed substitution to score a break away goal. The game continued with the Marseilles squad fighting back and the lead changing hands multiple times. With less than 30 seconds to play Joshua Her, of team AC Milan, was fouled resulting in a freekick just outside of the goalie box. Erik Legut scored soon after the restart, and AC Milan celebrated as the time ran out. Game 2 began as a very one sided afair with Chelsea taking a convincing lead over Real Madrid. In what may go down as one of the greatest transfer moves in Champions League history coach Solberg and coach Shepherd, at the half, informed Mark Durand that he was to be acquired by Real Madrid on a one week loan. With the help of the newly acquired Durand Real Madrid came storming back into the game. Chelsea had no answer to Real Madrid's offensive firepower. Real Madrid proved too much for Chelsea to handle and won in the end. Men of the match in game 1 were Joshua Her and Rodolfo Ramirez for their offensive firepower, and Harrison Curran and Cameron Eccleston for their impressive defensive play. Men of the match in game 2 were Mark Durand and Dominic Lambo for their offensive firepower, and Andrew Mitchell for his defensive ability.
 

                                     
Game 1 Men of the Match - Rodolfo Ramirez and Joshua Her      Harrison Curran and Cameron Eccleston

                                       

Game 2 Men of the Match - Mark Durand and Dominic Lambo                      Andrew Mitchell


U17/18

In Champions League week 3 Arsenal battled Manchester City and Bayern Munich took on Barcelona. Arsenal triumphed over Manchester City in the first game to bring their record to 2-1. Barcelona won a very close contest over Bayern Munich to earn their second win of the season. Men of the match in game 1 were Mesele Ruhland and Antonio DeCastro. Men of the match in game 2 were Blake Carr and Roland Conway.

           

Game 1 Men of the Match - Mesele Ruhland and Antonio DeCastro

          

Game 2 Men of the Match - Blake Carr and Roland Conway


Week 2

U15/16

In week 2 of league play Chelsea took on Marseilles and AC Milan battled Real Madrid. When Payton Aranda went down with an injury in the first half of game 1 Marseilles quickly fell behind to a surging Chelsea squad. The coaching staff quickly realized that the game was getting away from Marseilles. The decision was made that Simar Perez would play for Marseilles, on a one game loan, to try and get Marseilles back in the game. With Simar's presence the momentum quickly shifted in favor of Marseilles. However, in the end the first half deficit proved to be too much for Marseilles to overcome. Chelsea earned its second straight victory. Game 2 was a thriller all the way through until the last horn sounded. In the closest match thus far this season Real Madrid earned its first victory. Men of the match in game 1 were Simar Perez and Lucas Amaya. Men of the match in game 2 were Ethan Hanisko and Mitchell Scholz.

 

Game 1 Men of the Match - Lucas Amaya and Simar Perez

Game 2 Men of the Match - Ethan Hanisko and Mitchell Scholz


U17/18

Barcelona met Arsenal and Bayern Munich faced off against Manchester City in week 2 of Champions League. In a surprise appearance former FC player Tony Walls joined the players on the field as a nuetral player for both sides. You could tell the level of play intensified this week with the presence of Tony. Barcelona took down Arsenal in the first game to earn their first victory. Bayern Munich earned its first victory in convincing fashion over Manchester City. Men of the match in game 1 were Blake Carr, Michael Carreon, and Bradan Allen. Men of the match in game 2 were Burim Huseini and Luke McVeigh.

Game 1 Men of the Match - Blake Carr, Michael Carreon, and Bradan Allen

Game 2 Men of the Match - Luke McVeigh and Burim Huseini


Week 1

U15/16

Week 1 of Champions League began with two hard fought matches. The two winning teams were Marseilles and Chelsea. Outstanding offensive play from Lucas Amaya, Mark Durand, Ben Piascik, Ethan Hanisko, Sam Keehan, Dominic Lambo, Payton Aranda, and Adam Krecak. Oustanding defensive play from Marty Mersenski, Franklin Bock, and Andrew Ochoa. Man of the match in game 1 was Payton Aranda. Man of the match in game 2 was Mark Durand.

                           

Game 1 Man of the Match - Payton Aranda                                   Game 2 Man of the Match - Mark Durand

 

U17/18

Week 1 of Champions League is now officially in the books. Both Manchester City and Arsenal began their seasons with victories. Outstanding offensive play from Nate Weiss, Lorenzo Albertoni, Robleh Omar, and Alexander Sykes. Outstanding defensive play from Noah Prokash and Stephen Clemens. Men of the match in game 1 were Bradan Allen and Robleh Omar. Men of the match in game 2 were Alexander Sykes and Antonio DeCastro.

Game 1 Men of the Match - Bradan Allen and Robleh Omar (not pictured)

Game 2 Men of the Match - Alexander Sykes and Antonio DeCastro (not pictured)