Coast 00 Red (U18) Wins State Championship!
The Coast 00 Red boys were crowned champions at the U18 PMSL State Cup in Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend. Coach Tim Thomas and his boys leaned heavily on a stout defense and scored just enough goals to capture the State Cup. After a first round 1-1 result with Spartanburg United, the boys slipped past Congaree Rapid FC 1-0 and defeated host CESA Select 2-1 in a thrilling PK shootout. The 1-0 result in the championship match versus Lakelands Toros was highlighted by a 30 yard upper 90 rocket that proved to be the difference.
“I could not be more proud of how the boys represented the club and our community during the tournament. This State Cup championship is the reward for a tremendous amount of time and hard work from the boys. The commitment from Coast FA toward player development allowed me to be successful and instill a passion for the game with this group,” said Coach Thomas.
By winning the Classic State Cup championship, the Coast 00 Red boys will represent South Carolina next summer at the US Soccer Region III tournament against other state champions from the southeastern United States. They also will be rewarded with promotion to the Challenge League in the 2018 fall season.