The final day of the tournament found the DUSC team needing a win or draw to earn their spot in the cup final. The day began with clouds and wind but by game time the sun was coming through again. Rain forecasts had changed and conditions could not have been better.

DUSC produced a classy performance, at times playing very loose and with confidence. In the early stages of the game Valspar FC rarely crossed the midfield line in possession. DUSC's offensive pressure produced a result near the midway point in the first half as Renzo won the ball and fed it ahead to Junior who advanced the ball to Gabriel and Gabe finished with precision.

The second half saw DUSC increase their lead. Gabe drove a ball deep toward the end line then crossed the ball to the streaking Renzo for an easy tap in. Josiah finished the scoring, finishing a PK after being taken down in the box after a powerful run into the area. The 3-0 win capped off a series of group stage wins which saw 13 of our players find the back of the net and DUSC finishing at the top of their group.

In the final DUSC once again met Syngenta FC. The match was intensely contested and remained 0-0 at the half. The urgency intensified in the second half with the tournament cup at stake. Both teams had their chances and in the end a deep run by Syngenta striker drew a penalty which was successfully executed to break the stalement. DUSC continued to push only to see one clearance off the line and another close range shot saved at time. It was a hard loss but DUSC was the top scoring team in their age group and left the tournament on a positive note with a grand dinner before an early morning flight, most of the players returning to New York while others departed to Turkey, Paris, and Copenhagen.

— Mario C.

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