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LNYSA Inferno – JUSA Friendship Tournament Champions … Again!

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LNYSA Inferno! Junior United Soccer Association (JUSA) Friendship Tournament champions for a second consecutive year!


Signature Team Inferno Coach Daniel Medina knew that this year’s tournament was going to be a challenge. After all, since winning the JUSA Friendship Tournament in 2014, his boys had one simple goal in mind: to defend their title. And, indeed, they did! Team Inferno did not lose a single game during the tournament, held August 8 and 9 on the fields in Placentia, Yorba Linda, and Anaheim!

With only eight team practice sessions in preparation for the weekend tournament, coach Dan knew his boys would face much difficulty in defending their title, Competing this year were eight BU13 Signature level or AYSO Extra teams. Playing in the heat in Yorba Linda on Saturday with only one substitute player, Team Inferno won their first game against JUSA United, 1 to 0. Later that afternoon, with a last second goal, they managed a 4 to 4 tie with OJSC Lions. Demonstrating their dominant talent, Team Inferno went on to win their semi-final game against OJSC, 3 to 0 on Sunday. The final game proved more emotionally challenging for his boys, as they charged their way back from a first half 0 – 1 deficit against the Fullerton Rangers, to win, 3 – 2.

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Coach Medina, who has been coaching with LNYSA since 2013, had this to say about the Tournament and his Team’s efforts: “Watching them scream and hug each other…it is the most amazing feeling as a coach; this is what they are playing soccer for. All the fun comes out bursting in one last whistle. They knew they could do it and I am proud of each one of the kids. All of them showed me that no matter how hard things get, anything is possible. All the parents, siblings, cousins, and grandparents supported their family kids from the beginning all the way to the end! Waters, ice towels, canopies, yelling, celebrating, pictures and a water shower for the coach!! JUSA put on an amazing tournament without any hiccups.

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