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Huge Turnout at Parks and Rec Soccer Expo

The prospect of a free t-shirt, soccer ball and a hamburger only added to the experience of soccer enthusiasts, as the city of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department hosted a Soccer Expo on Saturday, May 11 with the help of South Bay AYSO/South Bay Matrix. It was quite a day of activities as the soccer skills clinic attracted well over 100 participants. The recreation center also hosted a community yard sale, and South Bay Matrix teams held an inaugural Jog-a-thon at the park. That made for a jam-packed, fun-filled morning. South Bay AYSO’s U5 Jamboree division showed up in force.

Special thanks go out to Luisa Dasis for coordinating the Matrix Jog-a-thon and our concession booths. Volunteer coaches from Matrix for the skills clinic included Diego Terry, Hector Romo, Rogelio Lopez, Santiago Villanueva, Polo Aviles, and several Matrix high school-age players who dedicated their community service hours to helping the younger players.

Thank you to all our participants and volunteers.

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Coach Romo’s U14G Team is Ready for U15G

The team consists of a highly athletic, competitive and skillful group of players that is transitioning to U15G for the fall 2012 season. This group of girls also has a tradition of strong tournament finishes. Since its initial formation as an AYSO all-star team and now as a seasoned Matrix team, the girls have captured a remarkable 11 championships and one indoor title as well. Highlights include last May’s Cerritos Cup, where the squad took home a victory over a nationally ranked Arsenal team in a match played at Long Beach State University. Most recently, the team was crowned Co-Champions of the Memorial Super Cup.

For information about tryouts or to practice with the team, contact Coach Hector Romo at (619) 606-3884.

Team History

2012 Memorial Super Cup (San Diego) Co-Champions

2011 U14G AAA division

2011 San Diego Open, Champions, while playing up in U15G

2011 Cerritos Cup 1-1-1 national caliber-tournament, including win over Arsenal

2011 State Cup 1-1-1 in President’s Division

2010 Presidio Cup Finalist in U13G AA-A. 1-0 loss in championship match.

2010 Las Vegas Turkey Trot U13G semi-finalist

2010 Encinitas Rotary Cup Champions U13G (defeated FC Heat Black)

2010 Copa Del Mar Champions U13G (defeated Carlsbad Lightning White). Second consecutive Copa Del Mar championship.

2010 semi-finalist U.S. Futsal Federation National Tournament (Long Beach)

2010 Goya Cup Pumas Memorial Day Champions in U13/U14G bracket.

2009 Copa Del Mar Champions U12G. Did not allow a goal in the tournament. Defeated Surf 1-0 in the championship.

2009 Rangers Memorial Day Cup Champions U12G. 4-1 record. Four straight shutouts to close out the tournament.

2009 Semi-finalist in Carlsbad Cup. U12G 3-1 record in Silver division.

2009 Beach Soccer Mission Bay U12G semi-finalists.

2008-09 Presidio League AA-B South Champions: 13-1 record.