MPS Celtic Green U14 Boys defeated Arlington Attack Royals with a final score of 4-1 yesterday at George Mason High School in Falls Church. This was a huge win for Celtic Green as the Royals are ranked #1 in the nation by Got Soccer.
Samuel Balint scored the first goal early in the first half due to beautiful passing by the midfield to the strikers. Moments before the halftime blew Arlington tied it up at 1-1. Coached by Alex Pinto, the team displayed perseverance and determination in the win and Coach Pinto expressed confidence in his bench. Josh Fordyce's throw-in to Stephen Foss who crossed the ball, deflected off the goalie and went in for goal #2. The match was well attended by fans from both teams. Late in the second half, Meletiy Zyla came off the bench and within 5 minutes scored the 3rd goal single handedly and Stephen Foss finished them off scoring the last goal on a fast counter with 6 minutes left in the game.
Celtic Green's next match will be against Richmond Strikers Elite in the third round of State Cup play.