Saturday, April 11, 2009

Young Blues out of Dallas Cup on penalties

11/04/2009 16:45

City's youth team have been knocked out of the Dallas Cup on penalties after drawing their semi-final with Sao Paulo 0-0, but Academy Manager Jim Cassell is proud of the mark the lads have left on the tournament.

It was an entertaining affair at the Pizza Hut Park Stadium, with City trading blows with a strong and skillful Brazilian outfit, who eventually saw off the young Blues 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out.

Speaking to on Saturday morning from Texas, Jim said, "We played for 120 minutes without conceding a goal, which is a terrific performance by a group of lads that were in some cases two years younger than the opposition. They were a bit more powerful than us, and the age difference did show, but I have to give our lads top marks.

"Our tactics were spot-on, we were disciplined and created chances, but possibly did not have enough to break Sao Paolo down."...more

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