CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The 2013 Men’s College Cup is down to the Final Four and four Grande Sports Academy graduates out of the original 19 who qualified are still alive and are just one match away from the championship match.
Jordan Allen and Riggs Lennon at Virginia along with Josh Goss and Lucas Seligman at New Mexico are the remaining four graduates, and their respective teams have just three days to prepare before they and their opponents descend upon Philadelphia for the semifinals on Friday and title match on Sunday.
Allen provided the late fireworks for Virginia in the 62nd-minute when a low bouncing ball from a corner took a few deflections inside the box. On the third deflection, a Virginia player with his back to the net flipped the ball up. Allen then whipped in a half-bicycle kick for what would be the eventual match winner. Highlights of the match can be seen here with Allen’s goal at the 1:40 mark. Riggs Lennon did not feature in the match, as there were no substitutions for Virginia.
New Mexico, Josh Goss and Lucas Seligman defeated Washington and Danny Gavin 1-0 on an early first half goal. Goss, Seligman and Gavin did not feature in this match.
The semifinals will take place on Friday night and the championship match on Sunday at PPL Park, home of the Philadelphia Union.
Friday, December 13th – Semifinal, Final Four (All times Arizona)
#7 New Mexico (Goss, Seligman) vs. #3 Notre Dame 3:00 PM. Watch on ESPNU.
#8 Virginia (Lennon, Allen) vs. #5 Maryland 5:30 PM. Watch on ESPNU.
Sunday, December 15th- Championship
Semifinal Winner #1 vs. Semifinal Winner #2 1:00 PM.