On Monday, December 9th, FC Wisconsin's U12 Boys Black won the club's first Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex league championship, defeating the Waukesha Impact 10-9 in a goal scoring barrage.
After taking an early 2-0 lead and alternately leading by 1 and 2 goals throughout the course of the game, the tenacious Waukesha side ultimately drew level at 9-9 with just 1 minute and forty-seven seconds left to play. Unfazed by their opponent's late game-tying effort and the looming possibility of a sudden death period had regulation ended in a draw, FCW's U12 Black squad cooly and confidently kicked off and proceeded to combine into the attacking half and immediately look dangerous. Their efforts were capped by midfielder Erik Soposoti's low-driven liner that proved impossible to save due to a clever, last second "dummy" by FCW U12 Black forward Erich Legut who, finding himself directly in line with the shot, quickly opened his legs to allow the ball to "nutmeg" both he and the Impact keeper.
"The goal that ended the match was fitting," said FCW Coach Chris McCreary. "It was a stylish, team oriented way to end a match that would have been very entertaining for anyone to watch. This was a great result for this group of players. Coaches Josh Provan, Bernard Rahming (who both provided feedback to playersduring the match), and I were very happy for them."
"More important than the win is that each player is making progress in their development. We lost to this team in league play but were far from our best in that match. This time our play featured a bit of flair, a touch of grit and more consistently high quality combination play. It also demonstrated that both individual players and the team must continue to work hard to further their progress, commented Coach McCreary."
Congratulations U12 Boys Black!