The Galt FC Premier 00B saw their dream become a reality Saturday morning in Woodland. Despite the chilly morning air and plenty of nerves, these incredible players faced what many agreed would be the toughest State Cup final of their young soccer careers. Standing across the field were the returning State Champions, San Juan Lightning Blue.
The boys were well-prepared and ready for the battle they were about to enter. The whistle blew, and the game was off to a blistering pace. Galt FC kept focused and pressured the defense of San Juan. About 10 minutes into the game, Galt's left mid ripped a laser shot from the left side, sticking it far post off a great combination play. About 15 minutes later, Galt's right mid scored a beautiful shot that hit under the cross bar to make the score 2-0, off a broken set play.
San Juan showed their resolve and came right back making a goal of their own, and the score was 2-1.

In the second half, San Juan attempted to push the pace of the game, but Galt was not to be denied. Galt FC's back four held their shape defensively, made tackles, marked and held their composure against an extremely talented San Juan team.

Though the Lightning gave everything they had to give, the team never managed to score and get back into the game in the second half.  With 15 minutes remaining in the game, Galt's left mid scored once again making it 3-1, the game's final score.
The boys on Galt FC Premier 00B played at the highest level of competition, known as the "State" brackets. This is a higher level than even the "Premier". The "State" bracket is a final tournament in which the top 8 "State" teams compete.
The "State" bracket the teams were Galt FC Premier 00B, San Juan Lightning Blue, Santa Rosa United Sparta, Davis, Modesto, Castro Valley, DeAnza, Force Blue, and GSC Gryphons Red. Galt FC Premier 00B was ranked 7th going into the tournament.

This tremendous win brings a new level of credibility for Galt in the soccer community. The team has received personal invitations to play against top clubs such as Santa Clara Sporting and Turlock FC in 2013. They were also recently invited by the president of US CLUB SOCCER to attend an elite tournament this summer! 
The upcoming year will be another great one as the team plans to play in approximately 10 tournaments in San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and others closer to home. Galt FC would like to thank all the fans that made it out to watch the Championship game.


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