Participation of PACNW at MIC18

The Mediterranean International Cup (MIC) is a unique and unforgettable experience, which all the boys and girls soccer lovers should experience at least one time in their lifetime.

From B1 Soccer Academy not only we not only we concentrate in create opportunities for the boys of our academy, but also we help other entities, teams, and clubs to be able to get stays of maximum quality for their players.

The teams of 2004 and 2005 of PacNW arrived directly from Washington to Girona. Thanks to the agreement of collaboration with B1 and European Soccer Solutions. Both teams had been preparing with the will and effort their participation in the categories C1 and C2 of the tournament.

El equipo del PacNW de 2004 quedó incluido en el Group I de la categoría C1 y quedó encuadrado con el Besiktas JK turco, la academia catalana de Nama Sports y uno de los clubs organizadores, la UE Figueres.

The of PacNW of 2004 was included in Group 1 of the category C1 and was in the group with the Besiktas JK Turkish, the Catalan Academy of Nama Sports and one of the organizing clubs, the UE Figueres.

In the first match, they faced the favourite, the team from Turkey and they lost 3-1 in the Municipal Castell Platja d’Aro. A complicated game against a professional team, but the boys showed their quality and stood up at all times. Also, they were able to score their first goal, scored by Mateo Cabrera.

For the second match, the team from Washington went from Platja d´Oro to the municipal of  La Bisbal de l’Empordà to play against the Nama Sports. A game with few occasions that it finished in a tie 0-0 on the score and sharing of points.

The last game was decisive to qualify for the Final Phase. The boys needed to win to pass as second in the group. And so it was, They were able to defeat the UE Figueres by 2-1 with a double of Juan Álvarez4 points and second of the group. Maximum euphoria and now the only thing left was to know their rival in the round 1/16, and it was going to be the head of the series…


PacNW vs Atlético Madrid

Atlético de Madrid, the club Colchonero would be the boy’s rival on Friday morning’s game beginning at 12 pm in the Campo of La Bisbal de l’Empordá. To face a Spanish professional club and as renowned as the Atleti was an honour and a privilege. And players, family member, and technical staff knew it. It was the moment to enjoy it.

A complicated game but the boys of the PacNW were able to stand up well in the first half, where they only received one goal against it. It was in the second half when the Club madrileño extended its advantage by taking the game with a score 4-1.

This game put an end to the participation of the PacNW 04 but the boys described it as incredible. And that is the beauty of soccer. Now they had free days to get to know a little better some of the corners of Gerona. but also to keep on enjoying soccer.

Enjoying the experience

For the PacNW 05, in the Group G, category C2 was not going to be an easy group… A professional English team, the Stoke City FC head of the series, followed by the local team FE Figueres and the group from Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba.

For U13 boys of the PacNW at the beginning of the championship, it was not going to be easy. In the first match they played against the English team the Stoke City FC in Castelló d’Empuries, and in spite of the match, they could not start better, because at the minute 2 Favian Martinez advance the Washington boys, they end up losing the match 2-1.

For the second day of competition, the American team went back to the Castelló d’Empúries to play against the Hapoel Kfar Saba. This match easier than they expected, and they ended up winning by 7 goals to 0. The score was open by Joshua Hitoshi and followed by Richard Nandor, Alexander Hall, Adam Mazen and Ethan Fisher.

The team of 05, the same as their teammates of 04, they played the classification to the final phase of the MIC in their last game. This confronted them against FE Figueres. And the boys fulfilled their objective by winning 2-0 in the Municipal de Navata with goals of Joshua Hitoshi and Alexander Bazia.

6 Points and second place secured. In the round of 1/8, they went against San Diego Surf Soccer Club, an American club as well… On Friday 30 of March at 11 in the morning in Castelló d’Empúries again. They lost the match 4-0.

The boys of 05 were also eliminated in their first round of the Final Phase of MIC 2018, but without a doubt, they had some unforgettable days for the two teams of PacNW filled with soccer and great moments.

We hope to see you in the next edition of MIC!!