Tyler Hogan: Goal Keeper had a great show this weekend at the FC Florida 1st Annual tournament. Tyler made a big difference in every game averaging 6 saves per game with my favorite against Kendall Academy on a 1 v 1, says Coach Bernie Quintero. Everyone counted the 1v1 as a sure Goal, but TJ with great skill and ability was able to take the ball right out of the forward`s right foot. TJ has become a trade mark for the team along with his attitude and commitment to his team is second to none.
Kevin Ceren; Forward, came out of the recreational program at Mako soccer about 8 months ago and the first time he came to try out he had a plain and simple horrible practice. Coach Bernie Quintero says, "I could see he had a natural ability to run and an even faster ability to look for the net but lacked the skill to finish. Since then, Kevin has put in a lot of work and dedication to become the best he can be. His dribbling and overall skill level has improved. Coach Bernie Quintero calls "The gazelle", because Kevin can sprint in a fraction of a second, jump and shoot. Kevin scored 3 out of the 6 goals his team scored in the FC tournament this past weekend. Kevin is now the lead scorer for the team. Well done Kevin.
An honorable mention goes out to Jose Luis Escobar # 16 the youngest player in the team. At 12 years plus of age, Jose is a smart player with his great attitude on the field, his great soccer skills, it make the recipe to making a difference every time he steps on the field. Jose scored 1 Goal against FC Florida this weekend to tie the game. Jose is also played for the U13 team Under coach Ronald L Basile and had good performances as well.
We face a big challenge this weekend when we have to play the # 4 team in state in Clearwater for the Florida Cup, says Coach Bernie Quintero.