Posted on: Friday, July 13, 2018
DENVER, CO - The Tennessee Soccer Club 2003 Boys ECNL team will play compete for a National Championship in Denver this weekend.
TSC earned their way here through a stellar regular season performance that allowed them to qualify for the postseason tournament. At the Eastern Regional Event in Boston last week, TSC finished first in group play and advanced to the quarterfinals where they won 4-2 in overtime.
In the week since they landed back in Nashville as Eastern Regional Champions on July 4, they’ve continued to prepare for this weekend in Denver. “These guys really want to play well this weekend,” said TSC Executive Director and 2003 Boys ECNL coach Stuart Brown. “They’ve continued to work really hard and have remained so focused this past week. We had a few training sessions and I know the guys spent some time together off the field as well."
The 2003 Boys are no strangers to success in big competitions, finishing as Runners-Up of the US Youth Soccer Southeast Regional Championships last year to the eventual National Champions.
“We are really excited to be here,” said TSC player Nolan Colladay. “We felt really good playing as a team last week (in Boston for Eastern Regionals) and were confident that we could advance to Colorado.”
TSC’s first game is today, Friday July 13, vs. Napa Soccer Academy at 11:00am MT. Games will be live-streamed at visiting this link.
"Ultimately, we want them to really enjoy this experience and go into the weekend feeling confident and excited to play,” said Brown. "Playing for a National Championship is a once in a lifetime kind of thing for most athletes. We want them to understand that perspective and soak that in so they can really appreciate what they have achieved in getting to this point. We are extremely proud of them for advancing this far in the tournament regardless of the results in Denver.”
Tennessee Soccer Club is the premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin and serving the Greater Nashville, TN area with over 1,500 players. The club competes locally, regionally, and nationally in leagues such as the Tennessee Youth Soccer League, US Club Soccer National Premier League, USYSA’s National League and Southern Region Premier League, and the Elite Clubs National League. TSC has won multiple national championships in recent years through competition in these leagues. TSC's Mission is "to promote a love for soccer by developing excellence in the game for our players and coaches to positively impact our member families and communities."