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CFJ West Boys are Champs with ETP at Mayor's Cup in Las Vegas

By Ryan C French, 02/21/18, 11:45AM CST


Las Vegas NV

2002/ 03 Pre-Academy Players excel with ETP at Mayor's Cup

Over Presidents' Day weekend 2018, CFJ West players joined the Emerging Talent Program (ETP) for trips to the SC del Sol Presidents' Day Tournament in Phoenix and the Mayor's Cup in Las Vegas. 

These CFJ ETP events include players from around the CFJ network including from the CFJ clubs in Chicago-land such as CFJ City, CFJ South, and CFJ West as well as from clubs around the country including Florida Fire Juniors, Indiana Fire Juniors, Indiana Fire Juniors South, Kentucky Fire Juniors, Michigan Fire Juniors, and Lousiana Fire Juniors. 

This year's boys' ETP trip to the Mayor's Cup in Las Vegas, CFJ West sent the following players; 

  • 2002 Boys: Dilan Anweiler, Tyler Budz, Lloyd Quezada
  • 2003 Boys: Blake Bastian, Tyler Madsen, Mason Rasner

The 2002 ETP Boys were able to win their final group stage game 3-2 over Phoenix Brazas of Arizona to finish second in the group stage. They advanced to the quarterfinals losing a heart breaker to Heat FC from Nevada.

Chicago Fire ETP 2002 Boys (Dilan Anweiler, Tyler Budz, Lloyd Quezada, CFJ West)

  • Game 1 - Won 2-0 vs. FC Portland Academy (Oregon)  
  • Game 2 - Lost 4-2 vs. NYSA Chelsea (Nevada) 
  • Game 3 - Won 3-2 vs. Phoenix Brazas (Arizona) *2002 Boys finished 2nd in their group and advanced to the knockout stages
  • Quarterfinal - Lost 1-0 vs Heat FC (Nevada) 

The 2003 ETP boys went undefeated with 0 goals against in the group stage to win their group and advance to the quarterfinals. Blake Bastian scored 1 of the teams 2 goals in the group stage. The boys and Blake continued this trend in the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and final. They finished the tournament with 12 goals for and 0 goals against. Blake Bastian scored 7 of the teams 12 goals. 

Chicago Fire ETP 2003 Boys (Blake Bastian, Tyler Madsen, Mason Rasner, CFJ West)

  • Game 1 - Won 2-0 vs. NEU PDX (Oregon) - Blake Bastian scored 1 of the goals
  • Game 2 - Tied 0-0 vs. Queretaro Gallos Blancos (Mexico) *2003 Boys won their group and advanced to the knockout stages
  • Quarterfinal - Won 4-0 vs Kansas Elite PA (Kansas) - Blake Bastian scored 2 goals
  • Semi-Final - Won 3-0 vs Sparta Utd (Utah) - Blake Bastian scored 2 goals
  • Final - Won 3-0 vs FC Malverde (Nevada) - Blake Bastian scored 2 goals *2003 Boys - CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to all the players an excellent weekend. Also, congratulations to DOC Paul Dalton who coaches the 2002/03 Boys Pre-Academy at CFJ West, the team on which each of these players play during the season. 

CFJ West Players Tyler Madsen, Blake Bastian, and Mason Rasner as Champions with the Chicago Fire ETP team at the Mayor's Cup in Las Vegas