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.

Move to Germany spurs Pomona-bound Arnold's interest in soccer

Courtesy of Rick Arnold
Los Altos resident Jack Arnold, who spent time in Germany as a child, has committed to play soccer for Pomona College.

If Jack Arnold hadn’t spent a year in Germany as a child, he probably never would have found his passion for soccer.

The Los Altos resident couldn’t help but get caught up in the Germans’ fervor for soccer; it’s their national sport, and the country has won the FIFA World Cup four times.

Soccer player's trip to Spain isn't in vain

Courtesy of Philip Denkabe
Los Altos resident Mwinso Denkabe controls the ball in a game during his id² National Selection Team’s recent trip to Spain.

The United States isn’t known as an international power in men’s soccer, but Los Altos resident Mwinso Denkabe and the rest of US Club Soccer’s id² National Selection Team recently served notice that America is making strides in the sport.

The squad of 14- and 15-year-old boys capped last month’s successful tour of Spain by becoming the first U.S. team to reach the quarterfinals of the Mediterranean International Cup.

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