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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Northern Virginia Super Y-League Plays With Fire

NOVA FC Teams Begin Season, Super 20 Royals and Majestics Remain Perfect

The Northern Virginia Royals, Northern Virginia Majestics, and NOVA FC Super Y-League teams finished the first full weekend of competition in the 2009 season, squaring off against the Atlanta Fire at the younger age groups. Together, the club combined for eight wins, three ties, and three losses to end the weekend of play against the Fire, Meck Union, and East Tennessee USL teams.

Saturday morning saw both the U13 Royals and U13 Majestics earn shutout wins over the Atlanta Fire in their first Super Y-league match experiences. Saturday afternoon featured the Super 20 programs, as the NOVA FC men drew 0-0 with East Tennessee and the partner Royals cruised passed Meck Union 2-0. After finishing the first half even at a goal apiece, the Northern Virginia Majestics Super 20 squad pummeled Meck Union women with four unanswered goals to reach 3-0-0 on the early season.

Sunday featured the inaugural matches by several NOVA FC teams as they enter into competition in the USL Super Y-league for the first time. In the younger age groups, The U13 NOVA girls finish even with the Fire at 0-0, while the U14 NOVA girls fell 2-0 in the following match. The U15 and U16 NOVA FC girls scored two goals each for victories in their first outings, 2-1 and 2-0 results respectively.

The U16 NOVA FC boys tied Atlanta 1-1, but the younger U14 NOVA boys doused the Fire with 7-1 score line.

Mech Union rebounded on Sunday, earning a 3-2 win over the Super 20 NOVA FC women. The Super 20 Royals raced past East Tennessee, scoring four goals in the shutout to cap off the afternoon.

Northern Virginia Football Club is comprised of the Northern Virginia Royals (male), Northern Virginia Majestics (female), and NOVA FC USL teams. The club was represented by both thirty-two players in SYL ODP Camp pool and five teams in the 2008 North American Finals. Nineteen players from the Royals and thirteen players from the Majestics Super Y-League programs comprise Northern Virginia’s 2008 representation.

2009 features the launch of the NOVA FC Super Y-League program, effectively doubling the number of youth player opportunities in the region.

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