Before AC Connecticut’s U-13 team began its championship match vs. Sporting Arkansas Premier out at US Club Soccer’s National Cup XVIII Finals, head coach Steve Carneiro had a simple message for his players.
He gathered the group on the sideline in Commerce City, Colo., and asked them to think of the big picture.
“Before the game started, I told the boys to close their eyes and said, ‘All I want you to do is picture what this logo will look like with the first star above it after winning the national title. You guys would be talked about forever, leave your mark in the AC Connecticut history books, make Connecticut proud,” Carneiro said.