The 96 Boys Elite team travelled to Winston Salem, NC, on August 21-23, 2009, to compete in the 2009 Twin City Classic. This was the first time all 16 players had been together as a team and they worked together to bring home the champions medals!
The team, coached by Rob Strickland, faced the Burlington Soccer Club 96 Cardinal team first and came out with a 5-1 win. They next played a strong Triangle United 96 Green team and prevailed with a 5-3 win. On Sunday morning, they matched up with New River Rapid Blue (VA) and won 6-1. The final was played on Sunday afternoon under the blazing sun against Gaston United 96 Blue. It was a hard-fought battle that was settled in PKs with 2 glorious saves by our keeper. Great start to the fall 2009 season!