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AFC 2014-15' Tryout Schedule
Tryout Schedule (Register by CLICKING HERE)
U13-U18 Girls: June 4.
U13-U18 Boys: June 5
U9-U12 Girls: June 9
U9-U12 Boys: June 10
Makeup Day: June 11
Tryouts will all be from 6pm to 7:30pm at Quarry Hills Field).
Address: Quarry Hills Field: 237 Ricciuti Drive, Quincy, MA
AFC Welcomes 3 New Coaches for Spring Season
AFC U17 Player James O'Shea Makes Region 1 Team
America FC United U18 boys player James O'shea has been selected to the Region 1 team. Being selected is a huge honor as the tryout process is extremely competitive. Region 1 consists of 13 states and is 1 of 4 regions in the United States. Recognized during the region 1 tournament, James, was one of the one hundred and eighty players (180) from 13 states selected to come train and tryout to make the Region 1 team. Out of the 180 players only thirty-three (33) players were selected for the final cut. Our James O'Shea was selected to the final 33, and was one of three (3) players from the state of Massachusetts to make the cut. He is now a part of the region 1 pool and will be called upon to represent our region during regional and national competitions next year. James has worked tirelessly and has been extremely dedicated to improving his game and we have no doubt he will represent himself, and the club to highest extent possible at these events. Congratulations to James from all of us here at AFC United.
AFC United U14 Boys Qualify For MAPLE
The AFC United U14 boys qualified for MAPLE (Massachusetts Premier League) in impressive fashion going 3-0 and placing first in the MAPLE qualification tournament. The boys outscored their opponents 14-2 over the three games, posting two shutouts. This capped off a terrific season where the boys went undefeated, 7-0 in MASC (Massachusetts Soccer Conference) Division 1 and made the finals of the Cape Cod Classic tournament. The U14 boys will be playing in MAPLE U15 Division 3 next year and will look to continue their success.
AFC has 4 teams advance to playoffs in Cape Cod Challenge
AFC U12 Girls
AFC brought 8 teams to the 2013 Cape Cod Challenge, and out of the 6 teams eligible to make the playoffs, 4 advanced to the playoff round(U12G, U12B, U14B, U16B). The U12G and U14B both were able to reach the championship game, but were edged out in heart breaking fashion in both games. AFC's two U10 teams (U10B and U10G) for whom there are no playoffs, both did very well, with the Boys going 2-2 and the Girls 2-1-1 in the Open A division. While the wins were nice to see at the younger ages, what impressed the coaches and parents the most were the many moves, feints, and skilled play that AFC focuses heavily on. To see examples/fun from the weekend check out our team pages under the Academy tab for photos and videos from the Cape Challenge and 2013 season.
U14 Boys Champions at Cohasset Indoor League
The America FC United U14 boys competed in the Cohasset premier league. They finished in 1st place earning a bye into the playoff finals where they met the Weymouth Misfits. The U14 boys played a strong game earning a win by the score of 4-2. Coach Conrad Whyte said "The Championship was attributed to the boys hard work, dedication and good practice habits." The u14 boys now turn their attention to their season opener on Sunday April 7, 2013 at home.
U17 Boys Place First at College Showcase
The America FC United U17 boys team took part in the MPS Thanksgiving Showcase in Lancaster on November 23 to 25th, and placed first in the U17 Boys Select Division. The U17s went undefeated with a record of 2-0-1, winning their last two games after a late tie in the first game. The boys only conceded one goal during the three games while scoring four. The U17s tallied 7 out of 9 possible points, leading the group by 3 points, as the second place team had only 4 points.
AFC Director of Coaching Conrad Whyte Gets USSF "A" License
James O'Shea (U18B) and Kevin O'Shea (U14B) were featured in an article in the Boston Globe. Click Here to Read.
AFC's U10 Girls and U8s working with George Dublin, Captain of the Antiguan National Soccer Team
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