Pacific high school soccer ratings, post-Far East edition.
Published: May 30, 2012
1, Christian Academy Japan (13-1-1). Knights back on top of Pacific boys soccer world.
2, Matthew C. Perry, Japan (33-4-2). Bitter memories of last season’s Far East finals loss wiped away.
3, Nile C. Kinnick, Japan (19-4-4). Not the end the Red Devils wanted, but a great season nonetheless.
4, Yongsan International-Seoul (16-5-4). Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference D-I tournament champs came up just short in PKs vs. Perry.
5, Seoul American (18-7-1). Just a semifinal loss away from perhaps repeating last year’s Far East title glory.
6, Gyeonggi Suwon International, South Korea (14-3). Would love to see the next two teams come to Far East eventually.
7, Seoul Foreign (16-4-1).
8, Kubasaki, Okinawa (11-14-2). Came on strong after that slow start.
9, Taejon Christian International, South Korea (12-8-2). Looking forward to seeing the Dragons’ new digs next season.
10, Kadena, Okinawa (10-7). Watch out for this bunch in years to come.
1, Seoul Foreign (22-1-1). No chance to prove how solid a Far East favorite the Crusaders would be against Kubasaki.
2, Kubasaki, Okinawa (13-2-3). Coach Annie Mudd rolled the dice at season’s beginning with positional changes and they paid off.
3, American School In Japan (11-4-1). Clearly, I underrated this bunch going into Far East.
4, Matthew C. Perry, Japan (18-5-3). Rebuilding? I’d say the task and stated goal came along much sooner than all but the Samurai expected.
5, Seoul American (10-5-3). The expectation is there. Gleaves or not, the Falcons will remain strong for years to come.
6, Nile C. Kinnick, Japan (16-4-5). Not quite the ending they wanted, but like the boys, a terrific regular season.
7, Southern, Guam (10-0-1). What I’d not have given to see how these next two would have done at Far East.
8, Notre Dame (9-0-2).
9, Yokota, Japan (17-7-1). Losing in the quarters to Kinnick in PKs took the wind out of the Panthers’ sails.
10, Taejon Christian International, South Korea (10-4-2).
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