Super-20 All-Tournament Team Announced
Chante Sandiford and Pablo "Martine" Nunez named tournament MVP's
August 14, 2006
TAMPA United Soccer Leagues announced today the All-Tournament teams for the inaugural Super-20 Finals held last week in conjunction with the grand opening of Seacoast Uniteds new facilities in Epping, New Hampshire.
I thought this was a very well organized and well run event, said Red Bull New York's Director of Youth Soccer and Player Development, Giovanni Savarese. The finale was a great game and could have easily gone to either team. I also felt it was an amazing event to see the two Major League Soccer teams youth sides meet for the first time in the tournament semi-finals."
Headlining the mens All-Tournament team is tournament MVP Pablo Martine Nunez who compiled four goals and two assists during the five game tournament. Several easy decisions for the highly offensive select side were H.C. Uniteds Millien Pascel, West Kendalls Garry Lewis, and Red Bull New Yorks Michael Grella. Each lifted their respective teams throughout tournament play with game-breaking talent.
Red Bull New York cluttered the defensive side of the ball with three of the top six defenders in tournament play: John Pardini, Brian Barry-Austin, and John Borrajo. Pardini and Barry-Austin were unmatchable out the air in the back while the lightning quick Borrajo slowed down the pinnacle of U20 talent in North America Martine.
The womens side was highlighted by tournament MVP goalkeeper Chante Sandiford. Her highlight reel second half solidified the 2006 North American Championship for the Washington Freedom. U.S. National Team member Katie Watson, who scored the goal that sent the final into penalty kicks, was nominated several times by opposing coaching staffs for the All-Tournament Team.
The selections were based off the nominations of opposing coaches made every game throughout tournament play. Some player positions were altered slightly to fit the team format.
Super-20 All-Tournament Team
F Michael Grella Red Bull New York
F Pablo Martine Nunez West Kendall
M Garry Lewis West Kendall
M Jose Pastida Brooklyn Knights
M Adam Smarte Santa Cruz County Breakers
M Dave Donahue MPS Boston
M Millien Pascel H.C. United
D Tarik Pierce D.C. United
D John Borrajo Red Bull New York
D John Pardini Red Bull New York
GK Diego Restrepo West Kendall
Super-20 All-Tournament Second Team
F Ragil Lewis D.C. United
F Matt Bouraee Red Bull New York
M Ken Caceros Ottawa Fury
M Mohammad Sethi Mequon United
M Marcello Guindon Seacoast United
M Gary Laroke New York Rough Riders
M Miles Harrison JYSA
D Tomislav Bistre Brooklyn Knights
D Brian Barry-Austin Red Bull New York
D Christopher Nunez West Kendall
GK Keith Meehan H.C. United
Super-20 Womens All-Tournament Team
F Katie Watson Washington Freedom
F Shaunna Kaplan MPS Boston
F Marisa Stock Parsippany SC
M Ingrid Wells Parsippany SC
M Laura Burnett-Kurie Seacoast United
M Maria Picard MPS Boston
M Jessica Bitsack Parsippany SC
D Lisa Clark Washington Freedom
D Madison Keller Washington Freedom
D Kimberly Stephenson Seacoast United
GK Chante Sandiford Washington Freedom