Teams Triumph at Fall Preseason Tournaments
September 6, 2016

Seven different teams coached by Total Futbol enjoyed success in three local preseason tournaments as they tuned up for the busy Fall schedule of league, tournament and state cup competitions. At the EDP Fall Kickoff Maryland, Aug. 19-21, one team won the U18 Championship; at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament, Aug. 27-28, four teams were Champions and two more finished as Finalists; and at the OBGC Capital Cup over Labor Day weekend, one team took home the top U19 prize. Taken together, these seven teams posted some impressive numbers, going 28-1-3 over 32 games, cumulatively scoring 132 goals and allowing 32.
 
Here's a look at how the teams performed:
 
Team Tournament/Age Group/Bracket Place Games Played Win Draw Loss Goals For Goals Against
VYS Thunder Gold OBGC GU19 Elite Champions 4 4 0 0 16 5
HYS Herndon United Dulles National GU19 Premier Champions 4 4 0 0 15 1
HYS Hooligans Dulles National GU16 Premier Champions 4 4 0 0 16 0
HYS Thunder Black Dulles National GU15 Premier Champions 4 4 0 0 17 1
HYS Hurricanes Black Dulles National GU14 Premier Finalists 4 2 0 2 10 7
HYS Crush Dulles National GU13 Premier Champions 4 3 1 0 7 1
HYS Lightning Black Dulles National GU11 Premier Finalists 4 3 0 1 21 16
HYS Herndon United EDP Fall Kickoff MD GU17/18 Girls Champions 4 4 0 0 30 1
    TOTALS: 32 28 1 3 132 32

Herndon Youth Soccer's United '99 team (shown above) dominated the GU19 Premier Division at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament Aug. 27-28. Scoring 15 goals and allowing just one across four games, they extended a winning streak that has now stretched to 15 games and four consecutive tournament championships. Earlier in August, they swept the GU17/18 Division of the EDP Fall Kickoff Maryland tournament. Multiple players from the team have been recruited to play college soccer, with more commitments to come! The team is coached by Total Futbol Assistant Director Todd Hamlin. 

 

Vienna Youth Soccer's Thunder Gold team (shown above with Head Coach and Total Futbol Director, Nadir Moumen) were champions of the GU19 Elite Division at the OBGC Tournament over Labor Day weekend. Multiple players from the team have been recruited to play college soccer, with more commitments to come!  

 

Herndon Youth Soccer's Hooligans (shown above with Head Coach Matt Lee) obliterated their opponents in the GU16 Premier Division at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament. In four matches played, they scored an average of four goals per game and let in ZERO.    

 

Herndon Youth Soccer's Thunder Black team (shown above in the iconic pose of Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt) blasted their way through the GU15 Premier Division at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament. In four matches played, they scored 17 goals and allowed just one. They are coached by Total Futbol's Matt Lee. 

 

Herndon Youth Soccer's Hurricanes Black team (shown above with Head Coach and Total Futbol Assistant Director Todd Hamlin) finished as Finalists of the GU14 Premier Division at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament. They won two games and lost two, scoring 10 goals and conceding seven along the way. 

 

Herndon Youth Soccer's Crush team (shown above with Head Coach Tina Valente on the left and Total Futbol Assistant Director Todd Hamlin on the right) crushed their opponents to win the GU13 Premier Division at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament. They scored seven goals and allowed one. 

 

Herndon Youth Soccer's Lightning Black team (shown above in a pregame huddle with Head Coach Eric Dougnaglo) were Finalists in the GU11 Premier Division at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament. They scored 21 goals and allowed 16 over four games, gaining invaluable tournament experience!