VA State Cup "Final Four" Streak Hits the Decade Mark
October 31, 2015

In every year of the last decade, at least one team (and often more than one) coached by Total Futbol has advanced to the "Final Four" of the highly competitive Virginia State Cup. 2015 was no exception. Two teams carried on TF's proud tradition: Herndon United '99 finished as Semi-Finalists in the U16 age group and Vienna Thunder Black 98 finished as Semi-Finalists in the U17 age group. Both teams lost (to the eventual State Cup champions in their respective brackets) in narrow, one-goal heartbreakers on Halloween day. 

Herndon United 99 won all four of its games on its way to the U16 Semi-Final match, scoring ten goals while keeping a clean sheet on defense. However, they exited the competition after losing 0-1 to Vienna Phoenix 99. Meanwhile, Vienna Thunder Black 98 also stormed through the competition on its way to the U17 Final Four, winning three games, tying one, racking up ten goals and conceding just three. The team lost by 0-1 to Loudoun 98G Red in the Semi-Final.

Since 2006, Total Futbol has produced four VA State Cup Champions, three Finalists and eight Semi-Finalists.

Total Futbol Team Finishes in the Virginia State Cup, 2006-2015
2006:  U12 Semi-Finalists (CYA Firecats 94) Spring
2007:  U13 Finalists (CYA Firecats 94) Spring
2008:  U14 Semi-Finalists (CYA Firecats 94) Spring
2009:  U15 Champions (CYA Firecats 94)
2010:  U16 Champions (CYA Firecats 94)
2011:  U17 Finalists (HYS Firecats 94) 
2012:  U18 Semi-Finalists (HYS Firecats 94); U16 Champions (MCLN 96 Green); U14 Semi-Finalists (VYS Thunder Black 98) Spring
2013:  U17 Semi-Finalists (MCLN 96 Green); U15 Semi-Finalists (VYS Thunder Black 98)
2014:  U18 Champions (MCLN 96 Green); U15 Finalists (HYS United 99)
2015:  U16 Semi-Finalists (HYS United 99); U17 Semi-Finalists (VYS Thunder Black 98)
 

NOTE: For the U12-U14 age groups, the VA State Cup is played in the Spring; for the U15-U18 age groups it is played in the Fall. 

The most recent Total Futbol-coached team to win the Virginia State Cup was McLean 96 Girls Green, which claimed the U18 title in the Fall of 2014. Coached by Nadir Moumen from 2011-2015, the McLean 96 team won two state championships—first winning the U16 title in Fall 2012 (they bowed out as Semi-Finalists in their U17 campaign in 2013). Prior to that, the Chantilly Firecats 94 won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.