In 2013 Capital City had the odds heavily stacked against them entering the U.S Amateur Cup Season. In the first eliminating round, they faced past Cup winners and eventual 2013 Cup winners, Baltimore Bays. City were unprepared for the game without a goal keeper, and after the first half, the superior Bays exposed the player-goal-keeper resulting in a 4-1 match; a match that looked so promising in the preparation weeks leading up to it.
This time around in the Stewart Cup vs Screaming Eagles, City is well equipped with 19 year old goal keeper Jeremy Cooper, who has shown in both the Spring and Fall seasons that he has been with the team. An unequivocal goal tender, the youngster is rapid in reaction and quick on his feet. With such a keeper, City is secure in the back.
All good things accompany slight disadvantages; superstar City Striker “Bebe,” will not take part with City as they face Screaming Eagles, who went to the semi-finals in 2013. The Eagles are a strong team with keen technical skills and strength from front to back. The likes of Foday Kamara, Craig Taswell, James Hall, and Benjamin Denhez will lead City on the attack, while Aaron Hughes, Jaryd Spann, Nathan Young, and Regis Venti will work effortlessly to hold the fort.
City continues to play in their winter league; Arlington Premier Soccer League (APSL) in preparation for the Cup games. With a record of 2-1 they place 6th in the 11 team league with 6 points, 8 goals for and 3 against.
Catch City in action vs the Eagles on Saturday January 19th at Blandair Park in Baltimore.
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