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Crossfire Challenge 2009

ImageTSS Academy sent 2 girls teams down to Redmond, Washington on the weekend of July 11-13 to compete in the Crossfire Challenge tournament. The Crossfire tournament is arguably the most competitive girls tournament in Washington with many teams ranked nationally in the top 100.

TSS has 2 travel teams for the U17 age group (1992 born) - TSS Black and TSS Red. This is the first time TSS has fielded 2 teams in this age group. Both teams were entered in the U19 division of the Crossfire Challenge.

TSS competed very well in the tournament with TSS Black winning their group and advancing to the semi-finals where they were edged out by Washington Premier 1-0. TSS Red had to beat Nationals 90 in order to progress to the semi-finals but were knocked out 2-1. Nationals 90 are ranked 18th and Washington Premier are ranked 13th in the Pacific North West region 4 which includes all the states from California up to Alaska and extends east to include Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.

"This was a great tournament for us," said TSS Program Director Brendan Quarry. "The United States has long been the standard-bearer on the girl's side of soccer - particular this region of the country. So for us to come here and measure up against these teams is a great achievement and a great opportunity. These two teams are probably the strongest group of TSS players we've ever assembled at this age group."

Both TSS Black and TSS Red will now travel to San Francisco at the end of the month to attend the Rage Showcase tournament which is considered the largest and most prestigious college showcase tournament in the region. Good luck to both teams.

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