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Max”s spirit will live forever in our Hearts and Souls

On Friday, February 3 the Synergy Football Club shared stories and paid tribute to Max Elliott.
Max was one of the 23 original founding players of the Synergy Football Club which formed in 2005.
Max played for the club from the original U12 age level thru U16 when he stopped playing due to pain in his right hip, which was eventually diagnosed as a cancerous mass.
For the next five years Max battled this aggressive form of cancer, undergoing countless surgeries and chemo with incredible courage, like a true Champion, but he eventually lost the battle and passed away on February 3, 2014.
Max”s spirit will live forever in our Hearts and Souls – a True and Loyal Son and Brother and a Synergy Man until the end.
Max – We vow to honor your life by going all out everyday and to openly share our love and affection for each other – just like you did during your life.

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Synergy/Genesis Player Selected for National Training Camp

Synergy/Genesis FC Player Aki Yuasa (2002) has been selected to attend the US Youth Soccer Girls ODP (Olympic Development Program) National Training Camp in Phoenix, Arizona from January 26-31, 2017.

During this event, regional players from all four regions across the United States will be scrambled together for training and scrimmages. There will be scouts from US Soccer in attendance to evaluate players to be included in US Soccer National Team Training Camps.

Aki also received an invite to play in England in April 2017 with the US ODP Region I 2002 Team.

In addition to her success in the US, Aki was identified by FC Bayern Munich in July and played and trained with the FC Bayern U17 Team in Munich, Germany in August 2016.

Just prior to her time with FC Bayern she played in the Dana Cup, a top international event held in Sweden.

“Aki is the definition of a hard working, focused, dedicated player and she is an incredibly thoughtful and humble person away from the field,” commented Synergy/Genesis FC Director Hugh Brown.

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FC Bayern Munich Invitational ID Tournament in California

Genesis/Synergy FC 2004 (U13) Ivy Doran (Middlebury, VT) has returned to Vermont after playing in the .
Ivy is pictured overlooking the LA scene and is on the back row far left (next to coach) with the FC Bayern/GPS Tournament Team.
Ivy has played with the Genesis/Synergy FC since the clubs inception in 2015.
Ivy just finished playing in two highly competitive 2001 (U16) events in NY and Boston with Genesis so confidence was high playing in her true age group in California.
Well done Ivy – Breaking new ground for the female players in Vermont while enjoying the West Coast!

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FC Bayern Munich Showcase in Southern California

15896380_1378459145539006_2924672595586719404_oThree Synergy Football Club 2004 (U13) Players just arrived home after competing in the FC Bayern Munich Showcase in Southern California, January 5-9.
Dominic Puttlitz, Roscoe Rubinstein and Sumner Nenninger were invited to compete in the event with the FC Bayern/GPS Regional Team.
The boys are pictured with Sebastian Dremmler, Head of the FC Bayern Youth Academy (Munich, Germany).
Coach Dremmler and the other FC Bayern Academy Coaches from Germany scouted the event looking for players with international potential.
Dremmler is quite familiar with Synergy since Aki Yuasa was invited to train with FC Bayern over the Summer.
Dremmler and the other FC Bayern Coaches have worked with Dominic and Roscoe as well as SFC player Chance Therrien a few times over the last year or so.
Sumner Nenninger participated in his first FC Bayern event in California.
Great experience and very rewarding to be known on a first name basis by the head of one of the world’s elite youth academies.
Sky is the limit for these hard working, committed players!

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The 2016 Synergy Football Club Alumni Legacy Night & Games

The 2016 Synergy Football Club Alumni Legacy Night & Games (December, 29 2016 – Vermont)
Huge success, Great night with so many incredible players/leaders coming in from across the country.
After catching up with each other the alumni went thru a 20 minute training session with Coach Hugh followed by a round robin format of games for 90 minutes.
After the games everyone circled up to talk about the Synergy Ways of leadership, genuineness, values and goal setting.
The group also paid tribute to fallen players Max Elliot and Jacob Gorton and everyone renewed their vows to honor these men by going all out everyday.
The group acknowledged SFC Alumni Theo Weaver (USMC) and Hunter Pelkey (Army) and commended them for stepping up to serve and defend the freedom and vision of the USA.
“The Synergy Culture is unique and the club has provided a platform to produce these highly motivated, genuine, compassionate, humble, grateful and gifted people”, commented SFC Director & Founder Hugh Brown.
The Legacy and the Future of the Synergy Football Club Alumni is impressive!
See you all again in 2017.
Heart-Soul-SFC ….

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Bethesda Showcase – Maryland 2016

The Vermont based Genesis Football Club Academy Team wrapped up their final competitive match of 2016 on Long Island, NY last weekend.
The girls played in the top flight in the highly competitive U16 (2001) Massapequa Showcase.
The team played in the U16 group with only three actual U16 age players on their roster and two of the three U16’s not playing due to injury.
During the final match against the event winner, Manhattan SC, the GFC girls held their own stringing passes together in a 0-0 tie until a late mistake during build up from the back cost GFC the game 1-0.
“Never before has a female team from Vermont played in the Bethesda Showcase (Maryland) then Boston and then top flight play on Long Island”.
“The experience has opened the players and supporters eyes in terms of what they must do to compete at the highest level. This string of top events has
also given them belief that with increased dedication to the sport and commitment to proper training they can compete and win against highly ranked teams,” commented Genesis FC Director Hugh Brown.
Female teams from Vermont do not have a history of success on a Regional or National level.
Genesis FC is working hard to change this and put Vermont on the girls soccer map.

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BOOM! SFC U16 and U19 big wins

BOOM! SFC U16 and U19 big wins on Friday night in NY.
The Synergy Football Club U15/16 (2002/2001) Academy Team defeated the #2 ranked Team in the United States 2-1 on on Friday night, December 2, Long Island, NY.
The Synergy 16 Academy came out fast, shocking the #2 ranked Levittown Gunners (ranked #1 in Eastern New York, #1 in Region I and #2 Nationally) with high pressure and quick technical touches, SFC scored in the 5th minute and again in the 10th minute of play.
The Gunners scored during a goal mouth scramble in the 15th minute to make it 2-1.
SFC created several quality chances in the second half, the Gunners fought back with everything they had but Synergy closed them down for the 2-1 victory.
The SFC U17/19 Academy Team overcame a 1-0 defect at halftime with three second half goals to beat #32 ranked East Meadow (ENY) 3-1.
A laser like blast to the low corner from 25 yards out from Aidan Ostby sealed the game for Synergy.
Both Synergy Teams travelled in team vans from Vermont to New York (6 hours) on Friday prior to stepping out and claiming these impressive victories in opening round play at the Massapequa Showcase.

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Bethesda Premier Cup U20 Champions!

Bethesda Premier Cup U20 Champions!
The Synergy Football Club U17-U19 (2000-1998) Academy Team went undefeated (3-0) and won the U20 Bethesda Premier Cup in Maryland, November 18-20.
An exciting 5-3 victory in the final match over the New York West State Champion Empire United U20’s secured the title for Synergy FC.
The Synergy FC U15/16 Academy Team also had an impressive final match day with a 1-0 win over the TSF U16 (2001) Academy from New Jersey.
The 16’s played the entire match against TSF without any subs and only had five true 2001 players on the field along with one 2003 and five 2002’s.
The SFC U16s ended up in 3rd place, in a highly competitive group of six teams, with two wins and one loss over the weekend.
Overall the Synergy Football Club won 5 out of 6 games played and finished 1st and 3rd overall in one of the most competitive events in the United States.
This morning, Monday, November 21, the emails are beginning to roll in from scouts that “love how we played … technical, sophisticated football”, “tell me more about #29, #25, #10, #12, #35, #32, #… and on and on.
Well done SFC Players & Coaches.
The SFC Way is Excellence both On and Away from the field – Invictus!

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Good day for the Teams and the Synergy Football Club brotherhood in Maryland today.

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The Vermont based Synergy Football Club U16 Academy Team and the Synergy FC U19 Academy Team arrived in Maryland on Thursday, November 17. Both teams opened group play today. Friday, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. The SFC U16s came out strong with a 6-2 win over Match Fit (NJ). The SFC U19’s beat Lehigh Valley (PAE) 1-0 in a high pace match in front of a large crowd of spectators and college coaches/scouts. Good day for the Teams and the Synergy Football Club brotherhood in Maryland today.

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“Unless you get out and compete against top tier teams you will never know how you stack up individually and as a team”

The Vermont based Genesis Football Club U15 (2002) Academy Team travelled to Maryland on Thursday, November 10 and played in the Bethesda Premier Cup over the weekend.
The upstart Genesis Team was seeded in one of the top groups in this elite event comprised of the top ranked 2002 teams from the eastern United States.
Despite injuries, playing with only 1 sub and multiple 2003 and 2004 players the Genesis Team was highly competitive and had impressive stretches of 1 and 2 touch football.
“Unless you get out and compete against top tier teams you will never know how you stack up individually and as a team”, commented GFC Director and Coach Hugh Brown.
Excellent lessons learned and new ground broken as the first girls team in Vermont soccer history to compete in this event.