The Lake Oswego Soccer Club CrossFire won the Surf Cup, a prestigious tournament in San Diego, knocking off a Canadian club team in the final. The annual Soccerloco Surf Cup — the largest youth soccer tournament in the world — was held in San Diego, Calif. July 27-29 and August 3-5. This year only 378 of the top youth soccer clubs were selected to play in the prestigious tournament, including club soccer teams from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany. There were college coaches and recruiters from some of the largest universities in the U.S. and even professional teams scouting the top youth soccer talent at the tournament.

The Lake Oswego CrossFire Oregon 95 Blue Girls under-18 soccer team were big winners in the “gold” division of the Cup. This was their second Surf Cup Championship and a huge accomplishment for the CrossFire Soccer Club. This year’s championship team was extremely dominant and only gave up one goal on the way to capturing the girl’s trophy. They advanced through the group play period of the tournament with three solid wins, beating competitive teams from New England and Canada, as well as the prestigious hosts of the tournament, San Diego Surf.

In the semifinal game the CrossFire girls team took down Leahi SC 96 Premier from Honolulu, Hawaii — the No. 1 ranked team on Got Soccer — in an overtime thriller. They carried this momentum into the tournament championship game with a gutsy performance beating the well-respected Placer United team from Canada.

Lake Oswego's CrossFire club team represented the state well in this huge tournament. More than 25,000 people attended the tournament and there were hundreds of scouts present watching the CrossFire.

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