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ECNL / Disney Showcases 2010- January 03, 2010
Congratulations to the all of the ECNL Girls who participated in the Winter Showcase in Sanford, FL. Overall it was a great showing for the girls.
The Disney Showcase was a great success for our U15 Concorde Fire Elite Boys coached by Gregg Blasingame and Everett Webb. They won the Showcase Division, which is the highest division for the tournament. Congratulations!!
We had 3 teams make it to consolation rounds including Brian Moore’s U16 Concorde Fire South Elite, and also our U16 Concorde Fire Elite who are coached by Ibrahim Abousaud. The third team is our U15/16 Boys National Academy Team coached by Adrian Powell defeating the Chelsea Football Academy who traveled from England to play in the Showcase Tournament. Congratulations Boys!
Winter Academy Training Dates Announced-Wednesday December 15, 2010
Concorde Fire has opened registration for their Annual Winter Academy Training Camp for each of their programs. Winter Training has become the staple over the years for not only Concorde Fire players, but also players outside of the club. It has been a great source for training to prepare the body in between seasons and increase your technical ability during normal inactivity. The Concorde Fire full-time staff will use the following dates in January for Winter Training, Jan. 8th, 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, and 29th. For more information with specific times for each location and ways to register, please click below.
2010 Academy Winter Showcase in Phoenix, AZ- Sunday December 12, 2010
Concorde Fire has two teams, the U17/18 Boys Academy Team and the U15/16 Boys Academy team, out in Phoenix, AZ playing in the 2010 Academy Winter Showcase. The teams are coached by Adrian Powell and Gregg Blasingame. Each team has played one game with the U17/18 team starting with a tough loss of 0:1 to Crossfire Premier, followed by a 2:0 win against Texans SC Houston, and finishing with a 0:2 loss against Cosmos Academy West . The U15/16 team started with a win over Crossfire Premier’s u15/16 team with a score of 3:1, followed by a 0:3 loss to Texans SC Houston, and finished with a win 4:3 over Cosmos Academy West.
McCrary and Wolverton Going to Israel- December 09, 2010
The U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team is set to travel to Tel Aviv for a three-game tournament that will also feature host Israel, Germany and France from Dec. 10-18. The U.S. will play France on Dec. 14 and Israel on Dec. 16. The U.S. was originally scheduled to play Germany on Monday, Dec. 13, but that game was moved to the morning of Dec. 17 due to travel complications. Concorde Fire’s own Jordan McCrary and Andrew Wolverton are both a part of the team traveling. They play on the U17/18 Concorde Fire Academy Team.
Good Start for Concorde ECNL Seaon 2010-2011- Monday December 6, 2010
This past weekend, December 3-5, 2010 was the start for the 2010-2011 ECNL season in Raleigh, NC. Concorde Fire has 4 teams competing in this league, which are as follows: Ken Kurilecs U15 Girls, Brian Moore’s U16 Girls, Kurilecs U17 Girls, and Gregg Blasingame’s U18 Girls. Weather permitted the teams to get in two days of games, which Concorde came out with a 6-2 record for the weekend.
Kurilec’s U15 Girls started out with a 1-1 record, good start for their first ECNL season. Brian Moore’s U16 Girls came out with maximum points, winning both of their games with 6 GF and 0 GA. Kurilec’s U17 Girls also went 1-1 for the weekend. Finally, Gregg Blasingame’s U18 Girls went 2-0 with maximum points with 9 GF and 0 GA. Overall, a good start for the Concorde Fire ECNL season.
ECNL Weekend Interviews with Brian Moore and Players- Monday, December 6, 2010
ECNL took the time this past weekend to interview Brian Moore, coach of the U16 Girls South Elite, along with some of the players. Winning both of their games during the first weekend of competition, gave a great opportunity to gather some video footage.
U15/16 CF Academy Wins the Southeast Division- Wednesday November 24, 2010
The U15/16 Concorde Fire Academy have won the Southeast Division. This puts them into the U.S. Soccer Academy Playoffs to be held in Greensboro, NC later in June 2011. U15/16 CF Academy, coached by Adrian Powell, have gone 17 games without a loss and winning 15 and only drawing 2. The most impressive stat is the +54 in Goal Differential they have acquired on this streak by scoring 60 goals and only dropping in 6.
Busy Tournament Weekend for Concorde Fire: Norcross Nike Cup and GSA Tournament
The weekend of December 4-5, 2010 was a busy weekend for Concorde Fire. Between the Norcross Nike Cup and the GSA Tournament, Concorde came out with 6 Champions and 7 Finalists.
Starting with the Norcross Nike Cup, the following teams advanced and were either Finalists or Champions:
CF Central U12 Boys (Towns)
CF Central U15 Black Boys (Towns)
CF Central U16 Elite Boys (Abousaud)
CF North U15 Black Boys (Gailey)
CF Central U15 White Boys (Frasher)
CF South U18 Black Girls (Barnes)
GSA Tournament as follows:
CF North U9 Black Boys (Gregoire)
CF Central U10 Black Boys (Schwak)
CF Central U10 White Boys (Voight)
CF North U10 Black Boys (Peterson)
CF North U10 Red Girls (Lima)
CF South U11 Black Girls (Ewing)
CF North U11 Red Girls (Lima)
Congratulations to all the teams!!
GSA had a second Tournament, weekend December 11-12,2010 and Concorde had two teams show well.
Co-Champion: CF Central U13 Black Girls (Frasher)-was not able to play final match due to weather.
Champion: CF North U13 White Girls
College ID Camp Announced for January- Wednesday December 01, 2010
Concorde Fire has announced the dates for the 2011 College ID Camps, Boys on January 22-23, 2011 and Girls on January 29-30, 2011. The Concorde Fire College ID Camp is entering into its third year. It gained widespread acclaim for the ideal college-prep experience, designed to introduce and expose players to college coaches. The exceptional list of college coaches intending to come will be as good as ever, which in the past has drawn in the likes of Clemson, Michigan, St. Louis, and Wake Forest on the guy’s side with Florida State, UGA, LSU, UCF and UAB on the female’s side. In this team only format, each player within their team will be exposed to over 20 college coaches during training sessions run by the college coaches and during games. For more information, contact Gregg Blasingame at G.Blasingame@concordefire.com or (404)312-1718.
3 Make Semi Finals at Disney Jr Showcase- Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Concorde Fire had 3 teams make the Semi Finals at the Disney Jr. Soccer Showcase. In the most prestigious youth tournament for U11-U14 in the Southeast, our youngest teams looked great with the both genders of U11 teams advancing and the U12 Boy’s also getting out of their group. The U11 Boy’s Concorde Fire Black, coached by Justin Towns, were 2nd in their group. Justin Towns also had his U12 Boy’s Concorde Fire Black in the Semis of the 11v11 group, making it out as group winners. The lone girl’s team was the U11G Concorde Fire North Black, coached by Michael Muller, when they advanced as the wild card.
Disney Jr Begins for 12 Concorde Fire Teams- Friday, November 26, 2010
Concorde Fire has 12 teams attending the Disney’s Junior Soccer Showcase held in Orlando, FL from November 26-28. The Disney Jr. Showcase is the Premier Thanksgiving tournament in the Southeast for the U11-U14 Boys’ and Girls’. Below is the list of teams playing from Concorde Fire:
U11B CF Black (Justin Towns)
U11B CF North Black (Mike Gailey)
U12B CF Black (Justin Towns)
U13B CF Elite (Ibrahim Abousaud)
U14B CF Elite (Everett Webb)
U11G CF North Black (Michael Muller)
U12G CF Black (Nick Frasher)
U12G CF North Black (Michael Muller)
U13G CF Elite (Ken Kurilec)
U13G CF North Elite (Mike Gailey)
U13G CF South Elite (Brian Moore)
U14G CF North Elite (Ryan Austin)
U16B CF Elite Leave Undefeated- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The U16 Boy’s Concorde Fire Elite were one of only two teams to have left the first weekend of the USYSA National League undefeated. The U16B CF Elite, coached by Ibrahim Abousaud, won all four games on the weekend and top the U16 Boys - Red Division, needing only 5 more points in their remaining 3 games to win the league. A league win in the National League would automatically put them into the USYSA Nationals in the summer. Their 3 remaining games will be played in Weston, FL February 19-21, 2011.
Both U14 Teams Qualify for RIIIPL- Monday, November 22, 2010
Concorde Fire will be represented on both the boy’s and girl’s side of the Under-14 Region III Premier League East in the Spring 2011. The U14 Boy’s Concorde Fire Elite, coached by Everett Webb, and the U14 Girl’s Concorde Fire North Elite, coached by Ryan Austin, were runners-up in the U14 Classic I and U14 Athena A divisions, respectively. This places them into the RIIIPL Spring Season with a chance to automatically qualify for the 2011 USYSA Southern Regionals in June.
Concorde Fire Has 7 Receive Honors with GYSA-Monday November 22, 2010
As the seasons for many GYSA teams come to an end, Concorde Fire has 7 teams celebrating with medals for their positions in the league. Below are the teams that were Champions or Runners-up in their respective divisions:
U13B CF Elite - Classic I Runners-up
U14B CF Elite - Classic I Runners-up
U17B CF Black - Classic I Runners-up
U13G CF South Elite - Athena A Runners-up
U14G CF North Elite - Athena A Runners-up
U17G CF Elite - Athena A Runners-up
U18G CF South Black - Athena A Champions
Champion and Finalist at TYSA Triumph Cup- Sunday November 21, 2010
Many youth teams also chose the TYSA Triumph Cup as their End-of-Season tournament. Two of the teams that made the finals came from Concorde Fire, our U9 Boy’s Concorde Fire Central White, coached by Brendan Sheppard, and the U17 Boy’s Concorde Fire North Black, coached by Pete Petersen. The U9B CF White came away with the Champions medal with a win 5-1 win in the Final against the DDY Wolves White. And the U17B CF North Black were Finalists in their heartbreaking loss to the Cobb YMCA Strikers Black. Congratulations Boys!
On the Girls side, we had our U10 Central Girls coached by Caroline Maynor come out with a Champions medal. Congratulations Girls!
4 Champions and a Finalist at UFA Fall Classic- Sunday November 21, 2010
Concorde Fire had 4 Champions at the UFA Fall Classic this weekend. This is the first weekend of the traditional End-of-Season tournaments. Five Concorde Fire teams made their finals and four of them came out winners (with their coaches listed):
U9 Boy’s CF North Black (Jeans-Jacque Gregoire)
U10 Boy’s CF North Whtie (Jeans-Jacque Gregoire)
U12 Boy’s CF North Red (Danny Irizarry)
U9 Girl’s CF North White (Darnell Robinson)
U11 Girl’s CF North White (Viktoria Frost)
2011 ECNL National Championship Headed to Aurora, Colo. -Saturday November 20, 2010
The Elite Clubs National League has announced that the Aurora Sports Complex in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., will be the site of the 2011 Elite Clubs National League National Championship. The event will be held July 14-16, 2011 and will mark the conclusion of the ECNL’s second season.
Players and Coach Represent Region III- Saturday November 20, 2010
Concorde Fire has 3 players and a coach announced to represent Region III at the US Youth Soccer ODP Thanksgiving Interregional. The event will be held in Coral Springs, FL from November 21-26, 2010 and has teams competing from all four Regions of the US in the 1993 - 1996 age groups with some additional teams. Savannah Jordan will play for the 1995 Region III Team, while Gabi Seiler and Allison Wetherington will compete for the 1994 Region III Team. All three players play for the U16G CF South Elite. Brian Moore will also be there as the Head Coach for the 1994 Region III Team.
USYSA National League Begins Thursday- Tuesday November 16, 2010
The U.S. Youth Soccer National League will begin on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 for the U15 and U16 Boy’s Concorde Fire Elite teams. This is the first event for the newly expanded USYSA National League, as they have gone from 8 teams to 16 teams. All of the boys’ age groups are meeting in Wilson, NC from November 18-21 to play their first 4 games of the 2010-2011 season. The U15B CF Elite, coached by Gregg Blasingame, will have Scottsdale Soccer 96 Blackhawks (AZ), FC Dalls Youth (TX-N), Penn Fusion (PA-E) and Cup Crew Juniors Gold (OH-S). The U16B CF Elite, coached by Ibrahim Abousaud, are scheduled with AHFC 95B (TX-S), Eclipse Select (IL), Downtown Rapids 95 Gold (NV) and AC Bethesda (MD).
U16G CF South Elite Going to Regionals-Monday November 15, 2010
The U16 Girl’s Concorde Fire South Elite have become the second team in the club to punch their ticket for the USYSA Southern Regionals next summer. The U16G CF South Elite, coached by Brian Moore, have guaranteed their spot at Regionals by finishing 3rd in the Region III Premier League East. Due to CASL Spartan Elite already winning the league and their NC State Cup, one of the two slots up for grabs in the R3PL East has gone to the U16G CF South Elite. This will be their second trip to Regionals, as they were Quarter Finalists in 2009.
13 Concorde Fire Players Make Final Cut at ODP
Concorde Fire has 14 players represented in the GA Boy’s ODP State Pools that were released recently. The Olympic Development Program brings together the best players in each age group to form Pools of roughly 40 players that will compete throughout the year within the Southeast Region (Region III). Ultimately, each player is looking to be recognized at Region Camp to make the next level in the process by making the Region Pool. Here are our players with their teams:
U15B CF North Black:
JD Manzo - 1996
U13B CF Elite:
Munear Abousaud - 1997
Taka Lendon - 1998
Justin Magee - 1997
Johnny Reece - 1998
U12B CF Black:
Ryan Capo - 1998
Mark (Joe) Foley - 1999
Eoin Griffiths - 1999
Joshua Harrision - 1998
Will Powell - 1999
Jonathan Rushton - 1999
U12B CF North Black:
Kidan McLetchie - 1999
U12B CF South Black:
Kyle Robbins - 1999
U14B CF North Black:
Jun Zaragoza - 1998
U16 Boy’s CF South Book the First Ticket to Regionals
The U16 Boy’s Concorde Fire South Elite are the first team in the club to qualify for the 2011 USYSA Southern Regionals. They confirmed their place at next year’s Regionals by winning the Region III Premier League East. This will be the U16B CF South Elite, coached by Brian Moore, second trip to Regionals, as they were Semi Finalists in Dallas, 2009. The 2011 Southern Regionals will be held in Murfreesboro, TN from June 16-22, 2011
Academy Winter Showcase Set for Dec. 1-7, 2010-Friday, November 05, 2010
The 2010 Development Academy Winter Showcase and Nike International Friendlies will be held from Dec. 1-7 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. All 78 Academy clubs will be on hand for three games of non-Conference play alongside the Under-17 Men’s National Teams from the U.S., Brazil, Korea Republic and Turkey. The Concorde Fire Academy Teams (U15/16 and U17/18) are both paired with the same opposition; Crossfire Premier, Texans FC Houston, and Cosmos Academy West.