Locals go international

Courtesy of Nick Fletcher
Members of the Palo Alto Soccer Club’s 00/01 boys team, wearing white, greet opposing players at a Gothia Cup game in Sweden.

Six local teens spent nearly two weeks in Sweden last month, but they weren’t there to take in the sights.

“It was mostly soccer,” said Los Altos resident Jakob Motogawa, a member of the Palo Alto Soccer Club’s 00/01 boys team. “We walked around to get food and stuff, but we didn’t get to be tourists and see buildings and things like that.”

New varsity soccer coach McHugh has high hopes for Los Altos girls

Courtesy of Killian McHugh
Killian McHugh, who served as coach of the Los Altos High junior-varsity girls soccer team last season, is taking over the varsity.

Killian McHugh wants to make Los Altos High girls soccer great again.

“I want to build up the program and hopefully get it in a far better place than we are now,” said the team’s new varsity coach.

MVLA Wolves make playoffs in first season

ecial to the Town Crier The MVLA Wolves, a first-year team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, finished fourth in their division this summer.

The MVLA Wolves, a Women’s Premier Soccer League team featuring local players, qualified for last month’s Pac-North playoffs after finishing fourth in the North Division of the Pacific Conference.

The Wolves – playing their inaugural season – faced the top-seeded California Storm (Sacramento) in the first round and fell 6-1. The July 15 game was played in 102-degree weather in Sacramento.

Living the 'Dream'

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Kick Lead and Dream campers take a break from soccer to cool off with a water-balloon fight on a recent hot day.

The Kick, Lead and Dream soccer camp has been an important part of Brando “Chuey” Yanez’s summers since age 10. He’s been a KLD camper, coach and now a scholarship winner.

The spring graduate of Homestead High recently received a $500 college scholarship from KLD for his devotion to the camp, aimed at public school students in grades 3-8 who come from low-income families in Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Last month’s two-week camp at Mountain View’s Cooper Park marked the third year in a row Yanez has volunteered as a coach.

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