U16 Black Oaks FC Win Soccer by the Bay Tournament

Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club - U16 FC win Gold Tournament

U16 Black Oaks FC – Santa Rosa, California

We’re proud of our boys winning the U16 Gold Soccer by the Bay tournament in San Mateo over the weekend. Coach Matt Brabetz wrote that we played against the San Jose Gunners in the final. After losing 1-0 at halftime, we came back in the 2nd with 4 goals in the last 25 minutes. The goal scorers were Beto Balandran, Tahuichi guest player Juan Ortiz Munguia, Angel Paredes and Brian Sanchez. Team Page

Santa Rosa Clásico June 21 Benefits Field Renovation

soccer santa rosa california jennings park black oaks youth soccer club

  • $150 per team
  • 4 Teams per age bracket
  • U6 thru U16
  • Vendors with Food / Drinks
  • Jumpy House
  • Fundraiser for Field Repair

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U9 Boys Win Benicia Youth Soccer Tournament

Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club wins U9 Benicia Youth Soccer Tournament

Congratulations to (L to R) Logan, Anthony, Damien, David, Speedy, Abraham, Jon, Rafinoe, Xavius and coaches Jerry Lanford and Tony “Marco” Castillo.

The U9 SR Black Oaks added another 1st place finish to their 2013 achievements. This evening they won a thrilling final against a tough East Bay Ajax team that was heavily favored.

Ajax scored early, leaving the Black Oaks to chase play for much of the rest of the game. Oaks leveled towards halftime. In the second half Ajax scored again and the Oaks had to raise their game to find the tying goal before overtime.

Both teams were going all out and the referees had their hands full to keep the game under control. The Oaks were playing with one sub and some rough play was almost a setback, with a few players subbing off due to injury.

But the Black Oaks proved resilient in over-time, turning up the pressure and finally pushing Ajax back into their own half. They got the break they needed when Ajax mistakenly deflected a clearing ball into their own net. Just seconds later another hard shot challenged the Ajax keeper, pushing him back as he caught the ball.  The center referee played on, although the linesman ruled the ball crossed the goal line. The final score was Black Oaks 4, Ajax 2, earning gold medals a champion t-shirts.

Last month, the same U9 boys team won the Sonoma State Six-Aside Tournament. In February the team placed third in the Redwood City Torneo di Presidenti.

Co-Ed Team Wins Cinco de Mayo Soccer Tournament

The accolades for the Black Oaks Co-Ed team keep rolling in, this time with a Cinco de Mayo Tournament Win.  Thanks to Antonio Rosales who organized the tournament.  And, thanks to coach Luis Medina for the match report from Saturday:

Adult Coed Soccer; Cinco de Mayo Tournament. We had 5 players from our regular team, and the rest were friends from other teams. I believe we won the first game 5-0, we tied the Shockers 0-0 for the 2nd game. We won the last game 5-1. We had to play the Shockers a 2nd time for the Championship, and we won 1-0. Great goal by George. Next game 5/11 vs. RP Express at Galvin #1 @ 9am.

Santa Rosa Soccer Adult Co-Ed Team for the SCACSL Black Oaks

2012 Black Oaks Adult Co-Ed Team of the SCACSL

Black Oaks U8 Boys Win Bronze at Torneo dei Presidenti

Santa Rosa Black Oaks U8 Boys Soccer Team

The Torneo dei Presidenti is the first tournament in which Black Oaks youth soccer has competed as its own club. Well, they had reason to celebrate with some tough, impressive play, placing second in group play and placing third and earning a bronze medal overall via a dramatic penalty kick shoot out.

The Black Oaks started with a 2-0 win against Palo Alto Soccer Club with goals by Gael and Abraham and an impressive shutout for David in goal. The second game was a 1-6 whipping by the San Jose Arsenal with the Oaks looking tired against a powerful attacking team. The final group matchup was an edgy 1-1 tie against host team Juventus. Oaks went through to the finals by 1 point on goal differential over Juventus. Read more of this post

Ever hear of Burkina Faso?

Ever hear of Burkina Faso?  Neither have I.  But they upset Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.  The tiny West African nation is a veritable Cinderella story in one of the world’s premier soccer tournaments.  Tomorrow they meet perennial powerhouse Nigeria to see if this story has a happy ending. Television


Burkina Faso is located in Western Africa

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