Richmond U18 Selects on top of their game
Richmond United U18 boys' soccer team took another step this weekend towards its ultimate goal of winning a Coastal Cup, which Richmond youth soccer will host May 5 and 6 at Minoru Arenas.
Coached by John Gattens, United advanced to the semifinals with a 10-0 win over the North Vancouver Selects, and will host Upper Vancouver Island Selects next Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Park.
The other Richmond Metro Select teams that advanced were:
•Richmond United U16, which scored a 4-2 victory over North Coquitlam Selects; Richmond plays Saturday at 1 p.m. at Boyd
•Richmond United U15, which scored a 2-1 victory over North Vancouver Selects (Richmond plays in the Comox Valley next weekend)
•Richmond United U13, which doubled North Delta Selects 2-1; Richmond plays Saturday at 3 p.m. at Boyd
The Coastal Cup has determined the youth soccer cup champion for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island since 1953. Qualifying for and winning this cup championship is a significant achievement and is the goal of more than 1500 youth soccer teams.