Jeromy Walk’s U12 Utah Soccer Alliance Rebels team won the 2014 President’s Cup in Mesquite, Nevada. The Rebels defeated Joga in the Final in penalty kicks (3-2) after playing to a 0-0 tie in regulation. Isaiah Wunderli scored on the fifth penalty kick to give the Rebels a 3-2 advantage (Eli Nixon and Mateo Palomino also scored on their penalty kicks), then Rebel goalkeeper Zach Schippers saved Joga’s final attempt to secure the victory.
Mateo Palomino, Eli Nixon, Zach Schippers, Alex Geertsen, Tyler Beverley, Zach Sprunt, Omar Khan, Braden Canning, Merrill Davis, Canyon Ott, Preston Dean, Ryan Speckman, Isaiah Wunderli, Jared Thurman, Zach Walk, and Jackson Horton.
USA Rebels tournament statistics
USA Rebels goals scored:
Mateo Palomino – 6, Eli Nixon – 5, Isaiah Wunderli – 5, Canyon Ott – 3, Ryan Speckman – 3, Zach Walk – 3, Tyler Beverley – 1, Merrill Davis – 1, Preston Dean – 1, Omar Khan – 1, Jared Thurman – 1.
Goalkeeper Zach Schippers and the Rebels defense recorded five shutouts and only gave up one goal in the tournament. The Rebels defense included Tyler Beverly, Alex Geertsen, Omar Khan, and Zach Sprunt.
Here is the schedule and results for the tournament:
Jan. 17 9:20 AM USA Rebels defeated Xtreme Red Hawks 6-0
Jan. 17 4:00 PM USA Rebels defeated Joga FC 3-1
Jan. 18 8:00 AM USA Rebels defeated Ogden Outlaws 9-0
Jan. 18 3:00 PM USA Rebels defeated Utah Storm 6-0 in the Quarter Finals
Jan. 20 8:00 AM USA Rebels defeated Fire FC Elite 3-0 in the semi finals
Jan. 20. 12:15 PM USA Rebels defeated Joga FC in penalty kicks (3-2) in the Final