The 2000 had their first official scrimmage in anticipation to the Viareggio Cup, scheduled to kick off this March, against FC Barcelona Academy of Long Island. In what was a tightly contested game between two like minded teams; however, a late surge in the second half by FA Euro saw three goals scored within the last seven minutes of the match. Individual goals by Robert Almanzar, Mark Shnadshteyiv, and a brace by Sory Konate were enough to give FA Euro a 4-0 victory.
"The result is a bit dishonest as we played against a very good, technical side. We were excellent in our positioning as we remained compact throughout the entire game. We were patient in our build-up play and were lethal when we needed to be. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the team's performance. It was a good test for us." Joe Balsamo - 2000 Team Head Coach.
The team will continue to prepare for the upcoming Viareggio Cup, with an official roster reveal to be announced in February.