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Boca Raton girls soccer champions inspired by World Cup win

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 19:06:06-04

BOCA RATON, Fla.  — While the world is talking about the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s incredible World Cup win, a South Florida team is talking about their message.

With every kick and pass, ‘Team Boca’ is looking to send a message.

“Just showing the world that girls can really have power,” Jade Euell said.

The team proved that by winning back to back state championships. Now the under 17 girls soccer team is on their way to Kansas to compete for the National title.

After a big win by U.S. Women’s Soccer team on Sunday these young ladies are giving it their all.

“We look at the players on the US National Team like Rose Lavelle and Julie Ertz. They’re big players and they’ve come from little places like us and so to get there is a goal and obviously we want to accomplish that,” Euell said.

Helping with that goal is FAU Women’s Soccer Coach Patrick Baker who has helped guide these young ladies to the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championship.

“They’re definitely emulating what the players are doing on TV and applying it to their game and applying it to their practice,” Coach Patrick Baker, FAU Women’s Soccer Coach said.

While rooting for these women to kick their way through the glass ceiling.

“We’re showing the world like when we are winning and doing bigger things then they’re going to raise our salaries as well make us known,” Euell said.

The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championship will be held July 22-28 at the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kansas. The eight best teams from around the country qualify to nationals each year.

The 20 players need to raise $10 thousand for travel, hotel, and food. The team has already been provided $14 thousand by the US Youth Soccer Southern Region and Team Boca funds.

To raise the remaining money the team has created a GoFundMe page to help and will host a fundraiser with Blaze Pizza on Friday, July 16 from 1pm to 8 p.m.