[21 November, 2017 by Team Manager Greg Makris] Showcasing their grit, poise, and indomitable team spirit, MVLA 08B Atletico White navigated their way through a strong field of opponents from across Northern California to emerge victorious and earn the title of State Cup Champions in the U10 Gold B Division at the NorCal State Cup Championships in Manteca, CA on November 19th, 2017. With Head Coach Dusko Rosic providing the perfect blend of guidance and encouragement, the Team combined relentless offensive pressure, timely scoring, an unyielding defense, and stellar goalkeeper play to advance through several tightly-contested games during the 2nd round and Quarterfinals in Sacramento, and then secure hard-fought wins in their the Semifinal and Championship Final games in Manteca. Along the way, Atletico White survived a (very) late two-goal deficit, two extra time games, a few roster challenges, and some truly exceptional play by our very worthy opponents. This was Atletico White’s first appearance in the NorCal State Cup, and it proved to be a very special experience that our boys won’t soon forget! Next up, Atletico White will try to build on their State Cup success by competing in the MVLA Winter Cup on December 9th & 10th at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale, CA.