Chargers Rec Teams Claim Gasparilla Cup Titles
U14 & U19 Tampa boys earn crowns

Chargers SC News Release

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CLEARWATER, Fla. - A pair of Tampa-based Chargers SC boys rec teams captured titles at the 2013 Gasparilla Cup in Tampa. Coach Frederico Lucciola’s U14 boys and Coach Eduardo Sanchez’s U19 boys each lifted championship trophies on Sunday at the Ed Radice Complex in Tampa.

Sanchez’s U19 boys cruised through Super Group play, cementing the title with a 4-1 victory in their final game against Tampa Bay United North. The squad finished a perfect 4-0-0, scoring 14 goals and allowing 1. They also defeated Brandon FC, the CPUSA Arsenal and a second TBU North team during the weekend.

Lucciola’s U14 boys won their group with a pair of 5-1 wins against East Pasco YS and Tampa Bay United North in group play, then knocked off the FC Tampa Strikers 2-1 in the semifinals. The championship game brought a matchup with a second TBU North team, and the back-and-forth contest saw the Chargers take an early lead which they extended to 3-1 after TBU had produced the equalizer. A late TBU goal put the result in doubt, but the Chargers defense held on for a 3-2 victory and the title.