07s Meet US National Team Stars & Advance To Finals At The Eclipse Challenge Cup
The 07s started off the club's 2018-19 season at the Eclipse Challenge Cup. The tournament brings together some of the best teams from all over the country for the early season event. The girls won their group by defeating SC Waukesha and Chicago Rush in their first two games followed by a thrilling 3-3 tie with a last second penalty kick save versus Cincinnati United Premier (CUP). The girls played Players Development Academy (PDA) from New Jersey in the final.
"Eclipse Select has developed this tournament over many years by bringing together the top clubs in the country who understand that this event is about building and growing the younger teams. Younger teams do not always get to play against teams from across the country so it allows the players, parents, and coaches to assess where they are as they begin their new season." -Eclipse Select MN Director Andy Kaasa
During the event the girls were also able to meet some of their idols at the Chicago Red Stars vs NC Courage game. The girls were invited on the field after the game by Eclipse Select IL Director & Chicago Red Stars Coach to take pictures with US National Team Players Julie Ertz, Casey Short, Morgan Brian and other international superstars!