For the first time since 1990, an AYSO Region 88 Glendale/La Crescenta All-Star team has won the AYSO Section one championship. The U14 boys Section One All-Star Team played five games over two days in the Section One All-Star Tournament held in Riverside March 8-9 and finished as the undefeated champions.
The U14 boys’ team previously defeated Arcadia in the Area C tournament to qualify for the Section One tournament as the Area champions. In their first game of the tournament, the team dominated play against a tenacious La Quinta team but was forced to settle for a 2-2 tie. The all-stars then beat Hacienda Heights and Bullhead City, Arizona, by scores of 4-0 and 4-1, respectively.
Despite the fatigue of having played three games the day before, the Glendale team rallied Sunday morning to defeat a determined Palm Springs team 3-1 and beat Manhattan Beach 3-2 in the finals for the championship.