Coach Luis Brenes Coast 04 Red boys squad won the championship in the U10 top division over the weekend at the Charleston Battery Cup. The youth event hosted many of the top teams from the Southeastern United States and also featured a four team round robin division comprised of three MLS teams and the USL Pro Charleston Battery. Legendary player Kaka excited the sold out crowd with his graceful style and scored a beautiful goal for Orlando City.
The 04 Red posted two dominant results in Saturday’s matches with a 5-2 win over the Savannah Georgia Storm and 6-2 against the host Daniel Island Celtic side. The semifinal match ended in a 1-1 draw against SCUMP Impact but was enough to allow the Coast boys to advance on points to the final against Mount Pleasant S.C.
After a back and forth regulation period plus two five minute overtimes ended all tied at 1-1 the Coast boys prevailed on penalty kicks to claim top honors in the championship match.” The boys played well all weekend and we survived a few key injuries and fatigue from four hard matches. Winning this championship was the result of a true team effort from all thirteen player ” said Coach Brenes