Minnesota TwinStars Academy U16 Boys Soccer Team Break Into National 100 Ranking

After concluding strong runs at the Disney Soccer Showcase, Nike Academy College Showcase, Puma Champions Cup, and the Potomac Memorial Tournament, this past weekend, the Minnesota TwinStars U16 boys team has broken into the top 100 of U-16 teams nationally as reported by gotsoccer.com.  This is an amazing accomplishment considering the team has only been together since the fall of 2013. The team is coached by Youssef Darbaki who is well-known for bringing BFUT (Instituto Brasileiro de Futebol) Brazilian-style of play into the Midwest region and for his achievements during his professional play and appearances with the Moroccan National team during the 1980’s as well. "When a club or academy has a consistent system of play for all ages and teams to build on, success will follow," Darbaki said recently. The TwinStars’ team played 5 matches over the Memorial Day tournament in Potomac, Maryland. There were many standout moments for the team, which battled with only 12 field players and 2 goalkeepers attending. The final match was decided in a penalty kick shoot-out with the TwinStars’ starting keeper, Sean Teske, saving 2 of the 5 opponent shots and all TSA PKs scoring to ensure the victory. "You have to visualize success," Teske said on making the saves. The TwinStars’ defense only let in a total of 3 goals in 5 games. The 10 TSA goals were scored by Grant Dumler, Kazo Duwor, Ethan Pitre, Carlos Soto Merchan, Chase Wright, Ben Miller, and David Kromah. With this latest victory the team has been ranked within the top 100 of all U-16 teams nationally, #4 within their region, and #1 in their state of Minnesota.