Congratulations to Rush Canada on winning the SAAC 2016 regular season. After taking the regular season crown this year, our U14 boys faced off against FC Durham Academy in the Cup Final last weekend. In a thrilling match, the boys played extremely well, finishing the game tied at 2-2. The game then proceeded to penalties where Rush ended up losing 6-5 finishing as the runners-up in the U14 age group.
Congratulations to the U14 Rush Boys on finishing as the runner-up in the cup final and finishing the regular season in first place.
ACADEMY CUP FINALIST
2-2 (lost 6-5 on penalties )
SPRING LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
SAAC OVERALL SEASON STATS
GP W L GF GA T
20 16 3 74 26 1
Dear Rush Canada Soccer Academy coaches and players,
On behalf of the Rush Canada Directors of Coaching, congratulations to all of our members for a great performance during the past year, resulting in the presence of Rush Canada teams in almost every SAAC Cup final game this past weekend. Our U13, U14 and U15 boys and U16 girls teams have represented the Rush program in the best possible way, and demonstrated a high level of play leading to 3 cup final wins and one runner-up placement.
Such results do not come as a surprise, as the program, knowledge, and experience of our Rush Canada Technical Staff help develop highly proficient players and highly competitive teams, globally. Our Rush Canada teams have also been hugely successful in competitions with American and Canadian clubs and academies at top tournaments in both countries. Several of our players have earned spots in the elite Rush Select teams (more information) – representing the best Rush players from 49 clubs globally and playing tournaments versus top pro academies in Europe, Americas, and Asia. We have several players presently trying out in Casa Grande, Arizona, for spots on the Rush Select U13 and U14 teams.
Several other teams are playing in top tier winter leagues in Michigan, hosting top teams from Region 2. Also, some of our members are playing as guest players with multiple Rush Clubs in the US – as part of our Rush Players Exchange Program – at multiple selected tournaments in USA and abroad.
The Rush Canada Directors are extending their gratitude to all our members (players and parents) for their loyalty and support provided to the Academy, as well as special thanks to our coaching staff in all age groups for their diligence and creative coaching efforts.
– Rush Canada Directors