Men's World Cup Soccer Spring 2003

Replacements

Alex Dobiecki, Joshua Johnson, Mark Jordan, Joseph Kenney,
Matthew Madara, Takehiko Nakamura, Thorsten Schlingmann,
Eugene Tetlow, Nicholas Wright

Championship Game Summary
Replacements 5, M+A 4 (Overtime)

Six teams competed in World Cup pool play with Replacements, M+A, Pachuca United & Boom emerging as the top teams. In the semifinal games, Replacements dispatched Pachuca United 3-2 while M+A cruised to a 5-1 win over Boom.

In the final, Replacements' midfielder Thorsten Schlingmann poked the ball past M+A keeper Luiz Marconcini at the 18-minute mark of the first half. Forwards and brothers Alex & Greg Bruno kept up the offensive pressure for M+A until Greg notched a goal at 10:22. Three minutes later, teammate Chris Gilbert stole the ball as the Replacements defense faltered and scored M+A's second goal of the half. Replacements keeper Malt Madara was tested again with only thirteen seconds left to halftime as M+A forward & captain Jon Lakow closed out the scoring in the half and M+A led 3-1.

Team scoring was reversed in the second half as Replacements scored three goals to M+A's one. Captain Nick Wright came up strong from his defensive position to score two goals and forward Eugene Tetlow added another goal to tie the score at 4. M+A's Gilbert got his second goal of the match in the 2nd half. At 2:40 of the five-minute overtime, Replacements' Josh Johnson fed teammate Tetlow with a nice pass and Tetlow banged the ball past Marconcini. Replacements closed out the overtime with strong defense to champion the 5-4 overtime win.

M + A

Alex Bruno, Gregory Bruno, Spencer Christie, Jeffrey Christle,
David Conlogue, Darren Davies, Jason Gehring, Christopher Gilbert,
Alex Goldstein, Jonathan Lakow, Robert Lakow, Luiz Marconcini