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CUP Gold U18 and U17 Boys Both Champions at Disney


  The CUP U18 Boys Gold team and CUP U17 Boys Gold team finished off their 2012 by winning their respective divisions in the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Florida.  Both teams competed in the top divisions of the event and finished with a 4-0 record.  The event was held in conjunction with the USYS National League.

"Winning one Disney Showcase Championship is great but to have two teams from our club win the event in the same year is truly amazing," said Scott Rodgers, Executive Director of Cincinnati United.  "Disney is a special event, bringing in the best teams and hundreds of college coaches from across the country.  The club is very proud of the players and coaches for this tremendous accomplishment."

In preliminary matches, the U18 team beat Beadling (PA-W), Bethesda SC (MD), and Tampa Bay United (FL) to clinch a spot in the Disney final.  In their championship match, CUP defeated Reston FC (VA) by the score of 3-0 to win the event.  The 18s are coached by Terry Nicholl.

In group play, the U17 team defeated West Pines (Florida), Concorde Fire (GA), and Bethesda SC (MD) to earn a spot in the finals.  In the championship match, CUP beat Beachside (CT) by the score of 1-0 to take home the title.  The 17s are coached by Director of Coaching Bobby Puppione

The club also had the U15 Boys Gold team, U16 Boys Gold team, and U17 Boys Black team playing in the event.  The U16 Girls Gold team and U17 Girls Gold team are currently competing in the girls showcase.

For more information on the Disney Soccer Showcase, please visit: http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/soccer/showcase-series-feature/landing