CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – In arguably the most intense competition the Grande Sports Academy has ever seen, the Tigers led by captain Moises Rodriguez defeated FC Barcelona 4-2 in the Carne Asada Classic championship match to claim bragging rights at the Grande Sports Academy for eternity.
Ok, not eternity, but for quite a while.
Parents’ Weekend was held at the Grande Sports Academy this past weekend, and with no competitions scheduled for the Academy, coaches organized an 10-team tournament and appropriately called it the Carne Asada Classic; due to a BBQ serving carne asada, which was held after the Classic.
The 10 teams were divided up into 2 groups with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semifinals.
Pokemon United FC went undefeated in Group #1 and faced Group #2 runner-up Tigers, who went on and thrashed Pokemon 5-2 in the semifinals. In the other semifinal match, FC Barcelona, led by captain Jose Hernandez, went undefeated in Group #2 and defeated Boca Juniors in the other semifinal match.
In the championship match, excellent play from ‘keeper Christian Herrera, who was pressed into field duty, Diego “Diablo” Silva, Moises Rodriguez, Aaron Herrera, Ishan Atit, Luis “Wicho” Barraza, and Ryan Flood were too much for Barcelona, as they defeated the odds-on-favorite 4-2 to claim the trophy.
The complete list of players who participated in the Carne Asada Classic are below:
Cardiff City: Jonathan Min, Conor Orton, Judah Rashirai, Marcos Hernandez, Alex Valdez, Austin Tuckers, Nicholas LaMonica, Nate Deaton
Black Versace: Bofo Saucedo, Radu Marcu, Te Wihongi, Luke Novick, Javier Avelar, Evan Waldrep, Mikey Lanzetta, Kris Fourcand
Boca Juniors: Alex Knox, Adam Ferguson, Dillon Nino, Terrell Lowe, Trent Lowe, Tevin Lowe, Paul Bin
Pokemon United FC: Garrett Cleverly, Miha Kline, Josh Allison, Lauren Crum, Jose “Bean” Vasquez, Tate Schmitt, Chase Bishov
Los Tigres: ID Campers
Monster United: Martin Vasquez, Freddy Juarez, Tony Bruce, Mike Kraus, Erik Holt, Marshall Stoddard, Chris Braybrooks
Barcelona: Jose Hernandez, Fito Ovalle, Tyler Buckley, Damian German, Corey Baird, Miles Stray, Matthias Binder, Duncan Storey
Real Salt Lions: ID Campers
Tigers: Moises Rodriguez, Christian Herrera, Luis “Wicho” Barraza, Diego “Diablo” Silva, Aaron Herrera, Ishan Atit, Ryan Flood
MexaMafia: Victor Alvarez, Pato Yrizar, Giovany Alcocer, Fahot Yogol, Josh Taylor, Avery Ferrera, Max
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