U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Presidents Cup: Two Timbers-Thorns teams advance to title games


PHOENIX — The 2007 Thorns North FC girls’ and 2009 Timbers North FC boys’ soccer teams each won semi-finals on Saturday to advance to today’s championship game at the US Youth Soccer Far West Presidents Cup.

Winners advance to National Presidents Cup July 7-10 in Greensboro, North Carolina

Thorns North FC 2007 girls red: Natalie Thompson and Marisol Stosich each scored twice to propel the Thorns to a 4-3 win over North Utah Alliance in the semi-finals.

The Thorns will face Albion (Boise) in the final of the U15 girls division today.

Timbers North FC 2009 boys red: The Timbers qualified for the final with a 4-1 win over Phoenix Rising Youth Soccer. The Timbers take on Anaheim Fútbol Club this morning in the U13 Men’s Division Final.

Taylor Smith registered two goals and two assists for the Thorns. Creighton Lehosit had a goal and an assist, Blake Wise scored once and Jacob Melun had an assist.

Thorns North FC 2009 girls red: The Thorns lost 2-0 to Seattle United in the U13 girls’ division semi-finals, finishing 2-1-1 in the tournament.

Two other local club teams, Timbers North FC 06 Boys and Timbers North FC 07 Boys Red, completed group play at regionals on Friday.

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