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Eastside FC team finished third at national tournament | Sports brief
The Eastside FC 94 Red boys U17 soccer team finished third overall in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. The team includes three Mercer Island residents, Jordan Morris, Sam Miller and Josh Lee.
The tournament took place in Rock Hill, S.C. and featured the top teams from around the country. The Eastside FC team earned a place in the tournament after winning the U.S. Youth Soccer National League earlier this spring.
The team started off with a 4-1 on the opening day of the competition, playing against North Texas' Solar Chelsea 95. The team also played the eventual tournament winners from Illinois, losing 1-0. The team then beat Arizona's Sereno 3-0, but as neither of the leading teams fell, the Eastside FC squad finished in third place.
It's the second straight bronze medal for the Eastside FC team, winning the same title in the 2011 tournament. The team is coached by Dan Strom.