VE GREEN GUNNERS win U16 Boys National Title!

VE Boys Bring home the Presidents Cup!

The Vereinigung Erzgebirge (VE) Green Gunners won the 16U Boys US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Sunday morning in Westfield, Indiana. VE defeated Heat FC (NV) 2-1 in the final. The Green Gunners reached the championship by going 1-1-1 in the preliminary round, with the one loss coming to Heat FC. VE got the better of Heat the second time around in what was a theme for the team. A year ago, they finished runner-up in the state Presidents Cup and won the Region I Presidents Cup before finishing fourth in nationals. In 2018, the Green Gunners won all three competitions, the first national Presidents Cup for a VE team and the first one for a boys Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer outfit since 2011 (TSC FC Towamencin & Eagles FC United). In the final, the Green Gunners fell behind 1-0 in the first five minutes, but, as always, had an answer. Shane Collier equalized in the first half, which set the stage for Sean McCartney's second-half winner. Congrats to all the players and coaches !