Miami Beach U13 Travel Soccer Team wins 2013 Nike Champions Cup

Miami Beach wins championship game with a 2-1 victory over Jacksonville FC

Standing L-R: Sora Goto, Nicolas Arriola, Alec Priscal, Christopher Ghersi, Patrick Geraghty, Leo Silva, Matias Aranguiz, Olman Melara, and Coach Brian GeraghtyCrouching L-R: Kyle Falbo, Camilo Valdelamar, Venancio Lobo, Leo Acosta, Roberto Carlos Reyes, Bautista Salinas, and Alexander Garcia(Not pictured: Ethan Camacho) (COURTESY: City of Miami Beach)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The Miami Beach U13 Travel Soccer Team won the 2013 Nike Cup on May 19 in Sanford, Fla., after defeating Jacksonville FC 2-1 in the final match.

The Miami Beach U13 team, coached by Brian Geraghty, advanced to the tournament final after a 6-0 victory over Creeks Clash, a 2-2 tie with Maitland Shock, and a 2-0 victory over Jacksonville. 

After Christopher Ghersi gave Miami Beach a 1-0 lead in the first half, Jacksonville tied the game late in the second, sending the championship game to a penalty shootout.

Miami Beach goalkeeper Patrick Geraghty made a huge save in the shootout, and Miami Beach's Roberto Carlos Reyes, Alexander Garcia, and Brian Geraghty scored their penalty kicks, which gave Miami Beach the 2-1 victory.

For more information about the Miami Beach Traveling Soccer Program, please contact Edith Guerra at 305-673-7767.