The 2021 Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase wrapped up this past weekend with four FC Copa Academy Teams in action. The teams that participated were the Girls 02/03 Black (coached by Coach Roberto Aguas and Lori Berman), Girls 04 Black and Girls 06 Black (coached by Matty Berman), and Girls 2005 Black (coached by Jonathan Yazo).
“The Jefferson Cup has always provided a quality platform for our teams over the years and this year was the same. It is great to see high-level teams from outside our immediate region who we normally do not play during the year. Our 02/03 Girls team was in the top bracket and battled hard against three quality opponents. We were very pleased with their fight and tenacity, as they prepare for their last youth season with FC Copa and then their upcoming collegiate seasons.” - Lori Berman
“The 2004 girls showed very well in their first showcase this spring in going undefeated. To watch as the girls control the pace of play for much of the weekend, as well as keeping two clean sheets, was very impressive. Our performances were a direct byproduct of good spells of possession and selfless defending as a unit.” - Matty Berman
“The girls put in a series of impressive displays over the weekend. The 2021 Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase was an overall great experience that will set us up for an exciting spring season.” - Jonathan Yazo
“The 2006 girls showed great resilience and desire going up against some top ECNL clubs from across the country. To finish at the top of their bracket and earn a semifinal berth was a tremendous accomplishment for this group, and I look forward to more success in the near future.” - Matty Berman