Far East high school soccer: Who will come away with the gold?
Published: May 19, 2012
My take on who will win the Far East soccer tournaments:
-- Boys Division I – The final between Christian Academy Japan and defending champion Seoul American should be a good one, with the Falcons prevailing 1-0 in overtime. Kubasaki and Nile C. Kinnick will battle for the third and fourth spots.
-- Girls Division I – What a battle royal that will be between Kinnick, Yokota, American School In Japan and Kubasaki for spots in the Final Four. Gut feeling, ASIJ will prevail over Kinnick 2-1, payback for that last regular-season match on May 11.
-- Boys Division I – Matthew C. Perry or Yongsan International-Seoul? Despite the Samurai having Tyelor Apple and an offense that blasts out goals the way a child goes through Pez packets, the Guardians are champions until somebody knocks them off.
-- Girls Division II – Injuries and championships go together at Osan American like Fred and Ginger, Lester and Earl, Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed. This year will be no different. Stephanie McDole and Alex Hauter will prove their health as the Cougars bring fourth the title.
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