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Olympians FC Gets A Few Good Saves To Clinch Berth In National Semifinals

GK Jose Cortez Makes Three Stops In Shootout For UPSL West Region Champions
Published Feb 20, 2021

February 20, 2021 - Mesa, AZ - The back-to-back Arizona DIvision champions are now headed to to the UPSL National Finals for the first time.

Goalkeeper Jose Cortez made three saves in the shootout as Olympians Futbol Club edged San Juan FC, 2-2 (3-2), in a rollicking UPSL West Region championship game at Erickson Soccer Complex on Saturday.

Olympians FC (12-1-0) took a 2-0 lead in to halftime on a goal from Alex Tejera but could not hold it as San Juan FC (7-2-2 overall) found the resolve to come back and equalized on a well-taken penalty kick past Cortez in the 65th minute.

Cortez came up big in the shootout, however, making thee crucial saves to determine the match. 

Olympians FC is the third of four clubs to secure advancement to the UPSL National Finals, scheduled for March 5-7 at Silverbacks Park in Atlanta, GA.