U18 Boys take 2nd Place @ ACDC Tournament in Tampa

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The U18 Boys finished 2nd at the recent ACDC Tournament in Tampa, Florida over Columbus Day Weekend. It was the first time that they competed in a u18/u19 format. The team defeated the Tampa Chargers U19, Creeks Kraze Krush U18 and had a draw against FC America U18 to earn a spot into the Final. Tampa Bay United U18 scored in the last minute to win the championship. This tournament’s leading scorer was David Caberra with 4 goals. The team also had four u16 players that played up to assist with roster players that had scheduled college testing. They included Jared Stanton (goalie), Noah Graziano (defender), Alec McKinley (defender) and Trevor Gawlikowski (midfielder). The team was coached by Laurie Callaway and Drew Helm. The next tournament scheduled is in Plantation, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Boys U18 Early Season Leaders in Florida State Premier League

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The U18 Boys are currently holding first place at the break of the Florida State Premier League 2  with a total of 10 points. Victories of 7-1 over Clay County Rangers, 4-0 over Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur, 4-2 over GSA and a 1-1 draw against Leg-A-Z Caimans have the NOMADS leading with 13 GF against 4 GA.

The offensive outburst is led by Forward Steffan Gawlikowski (6 goals, 1 assist) and Midfielder David Caberra (3 goals, 4 assists). Leading the defensive charge is Goalie Johnathan Elwell.

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The U18 Boys are now ranked #10 in the State of Florida. Upcoming tournaments for the U18 Boys include the 2014 ADIDAS ACDC in Tampa during Columbus Day weekend.

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Boys U11 Win 2014 Tampa Bay Showcase

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The Boys U11 completed an undefeated Labor Day Holiday Weekend by winning the Tampa Bay Showcase in Sarasota, Florida. The team defeated the host Tampa Bay Chargers (3-2), Greater Tampa Bay FC (3-0), North Port Fusion (1-0) and West Pasco Thunder (3-1) for the Championship!

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The team roster includes: Jack Berman, Jared Civin, Gabriel Da Silva, Leonid DiPasquantonio, Cooper Dunkin, Kaden Erickson-Olmstead, Elan Franca, Antonio Gaudino, Wilson Goins, Rafael Gonzalez, Gavin Graziano, Hagen Kyle, Markus Meincke, Landen Petric, Matthew Smith, Christian Tipa and Raphael Tourna. The team is coached by Christopher Rue and Andrew Petric. Team Manager is Katty Touma. GO NOMADS!

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Girls U15 in Championship

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The U15 Girls placed 2nd in the 6TH ANNUAL BAZOOKA SOCCER CUP INVITATIONAL over Labor Day Weekend in Winter Haven, FL.

The Nomads defeated WESLEY CHAPEL FLAMES 1-0 and SOUTH ORLANDO 3-0 in the knock out rounds. The Championship was lost on PK’s against WINTER HAVEN KICKS.

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Soccer community loses Dan Borislow, founder of magicJack

PBSA would like to extend our deep condolences to the family and friends of Dan Borislow. Dan passed away last night , July 21, after playing a soccer game with his Men’s  League.

Dan, the founder of MagicJack, had many successes in the soccer world. His passion was coaching his MagicJack girls team and winning many national and international tournaments. Through his passion and generosity, he was also able to help his rising U18 girls achieve their dream of playing soccer in college.

Dan was a friend to PBSA for many years. His generous donations allowed many of our players to receive scholarships to play with the Nomads. He will be remembered forever by all of us at PBSA.

Netherlands Training Visit

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Glenn Van Der Kraan, who coaches in the Academy for the Dutch Club Feyenoord gave the Palm Beach Soccer Academy a two-day training session in Palm Beach Gardens.  Coach Van Der Kraan played professionally in the Netherlands and has been coaching in the famous Feyenoord system for the past 3 years. Feyenoord is one of the top teams in the Netherlands, having won the Dutch Cup 11 times.

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Here is a quick #5 question interview with Coach Glenn Van Der Kraan: Question 1: The World Cup just ended. Who was your pre tournament pick and why? CGVDK: Although I will always pick Netherlands, Germany was my pick because of all the home grown talent now coming into their prime. Question 2: Who is going to be your pick in Russia for the next World Cup? CGVDK: I want to pick Holland, but I think it will be Germany again as I believe that they will dominate the soccer landscape for the next 6-7 years like Spain has done for a while. Question 3: What do you think about our goalkeeper here with the Nomads? CGVDK: The goalkeeper is Superman! He is made out of steel. He works hard and is a great lad. Question 4: Now that you have been training the Nomads for 2 days, what can you say about your experience? CGVDK: It has been amazing with their work ethic and passion for the game. Question 5: What do you believe US Soccer needs to do to get past the Round of 16 in the next World Cup? CGVDK: First, the instruction of the youth in U6 through the U13 must be stronger so as they have the skills already before they compete in international competition. In time, they could have the talent to compete. We will see.

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Tony Adams visits Nomads

tony adams group photoTony Adams (English football manager and former player), gave a 1 day instructional clinic to our Palm Beach Soccer Academy on July 9th.  Adams spent his entire playing career of 22 years as an elite defender at Arsenal Football Club. He is considered one of the greatest Arsenal players of all time by the club’s own fans and was included in the Football League 100 Legends.

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With Arsenal, he won four top flight division titles, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and three FA Community Shields. A statue honoring Adams is at Emirates Stadium along with statues of Thierry Henry and Herbert Chapman.

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