Chicago Magic Win National Championship


 

After falling behind early, Chicago Magic PSG Preacademy stormed back for a 4-1 win over Arlington Impact Red (VA) in the Under-17 Boys US Youth Soccer National Championship final.

 

Arlington took a 1-0 lead in the 8th minute when Brandon Orozco timed his run behind the Chicago back line and sent a right-footed strike just inside the far post. Chicago Magic tied the game and subsequently took the lead on two well-taken free kicks by Arron Ibilola. The Virginia side hung around as it pushed for an equalizer, but Chicago pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 81st minute when Jesus Perez finished a nice give-and-go with a chip over the Arlington keeper. Michael Gallo added a stoppage-time insurance goal to cap Chicago's 4-1 victory that gave the club its first National title in 12 years.

 

"It means a lot for the club and myself that we came out on top. It's been a long time since the [Chicago] Magic have won the National Championship," Chicago Magic coach Bato Radoncic said. "We've put a lot of effort and work into this age group. For the last six years we've been winning the State Cup, so now it finally paid off with us winning the National Championship."

 

Three Magic players finished among the top goalscorers with Arron Ibilola and Emmanuel Sabbi finishing atop with four goals while Michael Gallo, Achara Ifunanyachi & Jesus Perez each finished with two.

 

Carlos Pineda was awarded the Golden Glove as the top keeper at U17.

 

Under-17 Boys US Youth Soccer National Champions Chicago Magic PSG
 

Brian  Arambula
Stephen  Batinovic
Alejandro  Cervantes
Ziyad  Fares
Spencer  Farina
Michael  Gallo
Lyes  Ghezali
David  Guerrero
Arron  Ibilola
Achara  Ifunanyachi
Josh  Illana
Bradley  Nassar
Jesus  Perez
Carlos  Pineda
LUKA  PRPA
Elijah  Rice
Emmanuel  Sabbi
Ameen  Salako
Kalenga  Selemani
Kendall  Stork
Grant  Ugarte
Patrick  Wdowikowski
Coach: Bato Radoncic
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