Posted On July 11, 2014 by PUSC
The Placer United U17B Gold team played their first game yesterday afternoon in pursuit of an NPL National title against Chicago Fire Jrs in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Dressed in their all-new eye-catching yellow kit, the boys came out buzzing and swarmed all over the Chicago Fire team from the very start. But an inspired performance by the Fire goalkeeper kept the game 0-0 at the half.
It was obvious from the start of the second half the boys really meant business as it took only two minutes for the opening goal. Forward Diego Buenrostro attacked a fine cross from Gonzalo Garcia with his head which crashed against the crossbar and rebounded at the foot of Isaul Bautista who stung the Fire with a well planted shot to make it Placer 1-0. Three minutes later Bautista, who was playing like a hornet whose nest had been disturbed, combined with Carlos Lomeli and then found Christian Guzman who had made a great off the ball run with a well placed pass. Guzman danced around the the last defender and placed the ball past the outstretched goalie to score putting Placer up 2-0. The final sting came in the 63rd minute as the Chicago Fire goalkeeper’s attempted clearance was picked off by Bautista who dribbled around him and drilled a shot in the upper left corner of the goal to make it 3-0.
Great job boys!
The team takes the field again this morning to play the NPL champions out of Florida .