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Raul Briones & Friendship Cup Finals to be played this weekend

Good luck to the following teams competing in the finals of both Cup competitions.

Interesting statistic: 2 out of the 4 Cup finalists came from Group G which included United FC and Tustin Celtic and the other two finalists, Artesia DES and South County, come from Group A

Sun, April 22, 3:00pm  Artesia DES  vs  United FC  @ Faye Ross MS

In group play Artesia DES (Premier) went 3-0 with 5 goals for and 0 against with wins against Beach (Majors), South County (First Div) and North Grove Prowess (First Div).  In elimination games they were seeded 5 and went on to beat Beach again, Morelos (Premier) and Doxa Italia (Premier & defending Cup champion).

In group play United FC (Premier) went 2-1 finishing second in their group with wins against Tustin Celtic (Majors) and Alliance Select (Majors).  They lost to PSA Elite (Premier).  In elimination games they were seeded 11 and beat Chivas USA U19 (Guest), PSA Elite and Irvine City (Majors).

Sun, April 22, 3:00pm  Tustin Celtic  vs  South County FC @ Las Lomas Park

In Group play Tustin Celtic (First Div) finished 3rd losing to two Premier teams and beating Alliance Select (Majors).  In elimination they beat OC United (First Div) and Seahorses (Majors) and are seeded 2nd

South County has been cruising through the First division all season with only one loss which came just recently.  In Cup competition they have found the same success.  In group play they finished 3rd losing to a Premier and Major team but beating North Grove of the 1st Div.  In elimination they knocked off both Real Sociedad (Majors) and NHBV Black (Premier).

Good Luck to all and congratulations on getting to the finals.

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