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Semifinal Shootouts Highlight Monday's SYL Finals Action

12/16/2019, 5:45pm EST
By Cameron Koubek -

All 10 divisions are down to 2 finalists each

We started with 120 national championship hopefuls, but we're now down to just 20 teams remaining after Semifinal Monday at Super Y League Finals. Before those clubs battle for the trophy across all 10 age divisions tomorrow, take a look at today's top performers.


Emma Sutton

Nationals TC Black U16/17 Girls

Sutton is not a goalkeeper by trade, but she filled in admirably, making multiple key saves in her team's overtime win against an excellent Chicago Rush team.

Fernando Ramos

Indiana Elite FC U16/17 Boys

As opposed to Sutton, Ramos' favorite position is between the posts. He was completely unfazed by the big moment of a penalty shootout after a hard-fought contest against Oceanside Breakers, saving an attempt to set up his club for victory.

Laney Stark

Chicago Soccer Academy U14 Girls

Stark netted the game-winning goal to continue her team's impressive run at Super Y Finals. A polished young player, Stark is a player that opponents have been forced to key on during the tournament.


Indiana Elite vs. Oceanside Breakers

U16/17 Boys

Both teams showed how badly they wanted to advance with some physical play, and two halves each of regulation and overtime were not enough to separate the two. The match became the first of the 2019 SYL Finals to be decided by a penalty shootout, with Indiana Elite winning 5-3 to move on to the final.

Central Illinois Elite North vs. Internationals SC

U14 Girls

This game was a goal-fest right from the start, as Central Illinois rode a strong first half performance to a 3-2 lead at the break. But no one expected the offensive explosion that occurred in the second half, as Internationals scored seven unanswered goals to win 9-3.

SCOR Meulensteen vs. Liverpool FC Michigan Central Academy

U13 Boys

SCOR Meulensteen's 2-1 victory over Liverpool may very well be the best upset of this year's Super Y Finals, as they entered the semi-final matchup as heavy underdogs. Yet Meulensteen put on an excellent defensive performance, and nicked two high-quality goals on the counter-attack to earn a huge win for the club. The Meulensteen keeper saved a penalty when the score was still 1-1 in the second half, and came up with two massive stops late on to preserve the result.

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