The Beantown Tournament yet again was not one to miss. In their 7th year, the tournament was well run, and the competition was fierce with teams traveling from all over including Vermont, New Hampshire, Ohio, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, and even Canada! It was our own little Worlds over here in Boston that weekend!
Like last year, there were some favorites in each bracket, which inevitably lead to some pretty exciting upsets! Swifties, one of the only two undefeated teams, had easily beat the Roadrunners (meep meep) in round robin in a 5-1 thrashing, so it was to be assumed the same would happen in the playoffs. In a startling upset, the Roadrunners made Swifties roadkill, beating them 1-0 in the semi-finals on a Brett Schneider goal. But the team with the best Cinderella story of all time was Southern Heat from Florida. They had a difficult road to the championship, first beating Broomdock Saints 2-1, followed by a 1-0 (on a Mackey goal) very unexpected victory in the semi-finals against the other undefeated team, The Woodpeckers from Syracuse.
Championship Game: Roadrunners vs Southern Heat