Atletico takes home GLSC title!
We would like to congratulate Team Chicago-Atletico for winning the top flight of the boys U11 division of the Great Lakes Soccer Challenge this past weekend. This marks the second tournament win for Atletico this fall. This tournament drew teams from throughout the Midwest and offered Atletico the opportunity to face top teams from out of state clubs.
Once again, Atletico demonstrated remarkable resiliency in overcoming deficits in 3 of its 4 matches. After fighting back from a 0-2 score to win 7-2 against Galaxy SC in the opener, they responded again in next match against the West Michigan Storm with another come from behind 3-2 victory. On Sunday, Atletico punched their ticket for the Championship Match with a 3-1 defeat of Wisconsin’s Appleton SC. In final match against the also undefeated Quad City United Cannons of Iowa, Atletico was again down early but came away with the trophy with a 3-2 win on a dramatic goal in the closing minutes.
Under Coach Magno, Atletico is emerging as a very special team that plays a skillful yet tough style. They have demonstrated great team unity and a flair for the dramatic with each player stepping up in critical moments. Team Chicago looks forward to watching this group as they continue to grow and succeed.