May 11, 2008
This spring, the LMSC Vélez (Under 16 Boys) played in the Region One Premier League. This league is comprised of the 16 toughest teams
in Region One (Maine through West Virginia). The Velez finished the regular season in the Southern Division with a record of 5-0-2, playing
Yardley Xplosion (PA), Potomac Internationas (Maryland), Freestate Elite (New York), Manhattan Phoenix, Kirkwood Nemesis (Delaware),
Jersey Knights Fire and Buffalo United Elite.
Their record qualified them for the playoffs where the Velez easily defeated Western United (Boston) 6-1 in the semifinals. The
following day, Vélez lined up in the championship game against long time rival Yardley Xplosion from Bucks County, PA. The game was a very
close one as usual and it went to overtime and PK's where the Vélez finally prevailed.