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Twelve Winners crowned on Memorial Day in 10th Annual Copa LA

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, May 31, 2011) – The LA Galaxy are proud to announce the 12 winners of the 10th annual Copa LA Youth Soccer Tournament, presented by La Curacao, that was competed for over the Memorial Day weekend at the Ab Brown Soccer Complex in Riverside, Calif.

The Copa LA tournament finals were held on Monday, May 30 with winners in 12 different age groups ranging from Under-8 all the way up to Under-19 being crowned as champions. Teams traveled from as far away as Bakersfield, Fresno, Porterville, Oxnard, Calexico, Las Vegas, Arizona and Mexicali, Mexico.

Age Group Champion Finalist Score
BU-8 Pumas UNAM Club Ferrocarril 5-1
BU-9 FC Golden State Colton America 1-0
BU-10 OC Dynamo Deportivo Huira 4-2 (PKs)
BU-11 Panthers Blue Stars 3-0
BU-12 Thundercats Oxnard Pal AC Blue 4-3 (PKs)
BU-13 Royal Puma FC Blue Riverside FC Juventus 1-0
BU-14 La Piedad LA Blues 1-0
BU-15 Chivas USA Academy Atlas Bell Gardens 4-0
BU-16 Riverside MGFM FC Barcelona Red Pasadena 2-0
BU-17 Long Beach Avengers Oxnard Mexico FC 1-0
BU-18 Colton America Bulldogs FC 4-3 (PKs)
BU-19 Ermitaños Jaguars 3-2

Copa LA provides a unique opportunity for players to be seen by Galaxy Academy coaches and scouts, who are looking to unearth the untold talent that abounds throughout Southern California for the LA Galaxy Youth Academy. An annual event, Copa LA is a highly competitive tournament that features some of the top youth soccer teams in the region, including the LA Galaxy Youth Academy’s very own U-12, U-13, U-14 and U-15 teams.

In addition to La Curacao, adidas, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Chevrolet, Farmer John, Herbalife and Wild Rivers sponsored Copa LA 2011.

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