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CFJ West Girls and Coach are Champs with ETP in Phoenix

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


Phoenix AZ

2002/ 03 Girls Red Players excel at PDT in Phoenix

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 CFJ Florida, CFJ Indiana, CFJ Indiana South, CFJ Kentucky, CFJ Michigan, and CFJ Lousiana. 

This year's girls' ETP trip to PDT in Phoenix, CFJ West sent the following players and a coach. 

  • 2002 Girls: Alaina Wildenradt
  • 2003 Girls: Nina Bradshaw, Morgan Furmaniak, Alexa Joshi, Kendall McLeod, Abbey Slivka
  • Coach: Jonny Carter (ETP 2003 Girls)

The 2002 ETP Girls went undefeated in the tournament but finished second in their group stage sending them to the 3rd place game. The team drew the match and shared the 3rd place finish. 

Chicago Fire ETP 2002 Girls (Alaina Wildenradt, CFJ West) :

  • Game 1 - Drew 1-1 vs. Gretna Prima (Nebraska) 
  • Game 2 - Won  1-0 vs. NM Sting (New Mexico) 
  • Game 3 - Drew 0-0 vs. Crossfire Premier (Washington)
  • 3rd place match - Drew1-1 vs Sporting BV (Kansas) 

The 2003 ETP Girls, coached by CFJ West coach Jonny Carter, also went undefeated in the tournament winning their group stage sending them to the final. The team won the final 5-0 and rightly were named 2018 PDT Champions.  

Chicago Fire ETP 2003 Girls (Nina Bradshaw, Morgan Furmaniak, Alexa Joshi, Kendall McLeod, Abbey Slivka, CFJ West; Coach Jonny Carter, CFJ West)

  • Game 1 - Won 2-0 vs. Tonka Utd (Minnesota) - Alexa Joshi scored 1 goal
  • Game 2 - Won 2-0 vs. FC Portland (Oregon) - Nina Bradshaw scored 1 goal
  • Game 3 - Won 2-0 vs. MSC Utd (Arizona) - Nina Bradshaw scored 1 goal, Alexa Joshi scored 1 goal *2003 girls won their group and advanced to the final
  • Final - Won 5-0 vs.FPSC Fury (Washington) - Nina Bradshaw scored 2 goals *2003 Girls were CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to all the players and Coach Jonny Carter on an excellent weekend. Also, congratulations to DOC Paul Dalton who coaches the 2002/03 Girls Red at CFJ West, the team on which each of these players play during the season. 

Coach Jonny and the 2002/03 CFJ West Girls Red players with their medals from the FC Del Sol Presidents' Day Tournament in Phoenix AZ