Heading into the Memorial Day weekend the SDU Dynamo girls have had what many would consider a very successful first year as a team but nothing like what they would do in Denver. Last year the Dynamo girls in only their third tourney as a team played in the Real Cup and went 2 wins – 0 losses – 2 ties in the silver division. Since then they have been building a reputation as one of the best teams in SD and headed back to the Real Cup with a full bag of confidence behind them. They entered the tourney playing in the “Gold” division and in bracket play, they steam rolled through the competition. They had to battle back from 2 goals down to win their 1st game 4-3 over Fire 06 Premier (CO) and never looked back from there in bracket games. Their next three games they won 2-0 over Mutiny FC (TX), 6-0 over Westminster FC (CO), and 7-2 over Colorado United (CO) to advance to the semi finals as the #1 seed out of their bracket. In the semi finals they played a VERY tough game against Pride FC (CO) who went up 1-0 early against the Dynamo girls. The girls then tied it up just before half 1-1. In the 2nd half the two teams went back and forth with goals ending regulation play tied 3-3 and heading into overtime. In OT the girls, in dramatic fashion, scored the game winner with only 2 minutes to go in the 2nd half of OT to win their semi final match 4-3! The Championship would see a rematch of their 2nd bracket game against Mutiny FC (TX). The girls found themselves down 2-1 in the 2nd half and then decided to put away the game with 4 unanswered goals winning their Gold division Championship 5-2! For the weekend the girls went 6-0 outscoring their opponents 28-10.
In doing all of this the girls have now moved up in the GotSoccer Rankings and are now ranked #25 in Region II out of over 2000 teams ranked! The girls are now poised to go to the US Club Midwest Cup in Chicago where they will move up a division and play in the U13 division! Great job ladies on a very well played weekend and thus far 13 months together as a team!