ST. LOUIS, Mo. – SLSG MO U17 Boys Elite defeated AC Porta Via Celtic Green 1-0 in the final round of the 2015 Missouri State Cup on Monday afternoon.
By earning the title of “State Champions”, the U17 Elite side now advances to the U.S. Soccer Region II Championships in Fox Cities, Wisconsin on June 20-24.
After the cancellation of pool play due to weather conditions in Kansas City, the single elimination games were moved to St. Louis this past weekend.
SLSG U17 Boys Elite began the weekend with a close victory over SCCYSA STL FC, sending them to the semifinals against Kutis Academy Gold. Winning again by a single goal, SLSG U17B Elite secured their spot in the championship game, where they defeated AC Porta Via.
A total of 18 St. Louis Scott Gallagher teams played in the quarterfinal round over the weekend, and half of them advanced to the semifinals.
Of the nine SLSG semifinalists, five played in their respective championship games, including U13 Boys Pre-Academy, U14 Girls Premier, U16 Boys Premier, U17 Boys Elite, and U18 Boys Premier White.