This past weekend the Rancho Santa Fe Attack U15 Boys Team competed in the Keele Cup International Soccer Tournament in England.
The team and their families converged on Keele University, just south of Manchester, England. The visit included a guided tour of Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United, as well as a training session at Etihad Stadium with the Manchester City Football Club coaches.
The boys stayed the week in Keele University dorms, bonding as a team and competing against teams from Norway and all over England.
The Attack U15 Team qualified in pool play for the Flight 2 semi-final and beat Bradley FC from north of London to advance to the finals. In the finals they lost to a tough team from Manchester.
Coach Marc Muchnick commented that the international competition and the camaraderie of living together in the dorms were a great way to get the boys ready for the upcoming San Diego Development Academy season.
The boys will next compete in the Attack Summer Classic Aug. 16 and 17 back in San Diego.