Great Falls 98 Madrid Elite: Welcome

2011 Jeff Cup
2011 Jefferson Cup Champions


Welcome to
The Great Falls Soccer Club GFA '98 Madrid
Next Match:
22 May 2011 vs Stafford
2011 NCSL Division 2
Spring 2011 Season Record

3 Wins | 3 Losses | 0 Draws
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becoming a sponsor as well.  Thank you! 

 The Madrid announces roster for Spring 2011 campaign
Logan C | Gerardo P | Daniel H | Jacob L
Darius M | Adrian P | Mitchell P
Andrew R | Mikey S | Rohan W | Gleb M | Chris M
Congratulations to all and good luck this season! 

Upcoming Tournaments & Results
The Madrid will be playing int he U12 group in the upcoming 2011 Potomac Memorial Tournament
The Madrid recently played in the 2011 VYSA State Cup
The team advanced to the 2nd round by defeating Arlington Attack Red 1-0 itn the 1st round before being eliminated by the Richmond Kickers Central by a score of 3-1. 
The GFA Madrid placed 2nd in its group at the Baltimore Mania
tournament in Ellicott City, MD on March 26-27.
The team finished the tournament with a record of 2-1-0 and a +6 goal differential.

The GFA Madrid won the Championship of the U12 Superior division (8v8) of the
2011 Jefferson Cup in Richmond, Virginia on March 12-13.
The GFA Madrid played in the Triangle Friendlies in Fayetteville, North Carolina
on January 29-30. 
The team played four games against TFC club opponents and finished with a 2-0-2 record

Congratulations to the GFA Madrid on being the Champions of the U13 Superior division
of the 2010 Richmond Capital Fall Classic.
The Madrid played up a year and didn't let in a single goal all weekend. 

The Great Falls Soccer GFA '98 Madrid is a U12 boys soccer team playing in the Great Falls, VA soccer club.  The Madrid is a talented boys soccer team that has experienced significant success on the pitch and a great deal of fun as a team.  They currently play in the highly competitive Division 2 in the National Capital Soccer League ("NCSL") and are the #3 ranked U-12 boys team in the state of Virginia according to

The GFA '98 Madrid is a highly accomplished and motivated team that believes in balancing soccer enthusiasm, sportsmanship, competition and personal development.  While several of the boys have been playing together since U6, the team was formed in the Fall of 2007.  The Madrid players, who come from all over the Northern Virgina area, have achieved great success as individuals and as a group both on and off the pitch.

The Madrid is professionally coached by Jose Venegas of Hi Performance (HP) Soccer. Please please feel free to forward any inquiries regarding the GFSC '98 Madrid to Great Falls Madrid Manager or Coach Venegas.


The Madrid has achieved great success as a team both on and off the pitch

NCSL Season Records

2011 Spring U12 NCSL Division 2 Season Record: 3-3-0   GF: 13  GA: 14

2010 Fall U12 NCSL Division 2 Season Record: 4-3-2   GF: 20   GA: 15 

2010 Spring U11 NCSL Division 3 Season Record: 7-1-1   GF: 20  GA: 9   (Division Champions)

2009 Fall U11 Season Record: 6-3-0     GF: 24     GA: 15

2009 Spring U10 Season Record: 7-1-1     GF:36     GA:14

2008 Fall U10 Season Record: 6-1-2     GF:36     GA:15

2008 Spring U9 Season Record: 6-1-2

2007 Fall U9 Season Record: 6-2-1

Futsal and Indoor Soccer 
2010-2011 Winter Indoor Soccer I Record: 6-0-0    GF: 75  GA: 11    Clinched U12 League Champions
2010 Winter Indoor Soccer II Record: 5-1-1     GF: 73   GA: 41    U11 Red Division Regular Season Champions
2009-2010 Winter Futsal I Record: 7-1-0     GF: 69    GA: 28  - League champions

2011 Baltimore Mania - U12 Elite Division - record 2-1 with 8-2 goal differential 

2011 Richmond Jefferson Cup - U12 Superior Division Champions - record 3-0-1 with 11-3 goal differential

2011 North Carolina Triangle Friendlies - U12 Navy Division - record 2-0-2 with 10-4 goal differential 

2010 Richmond Capital Fall Classic - U13 Superior Division Champions - record 4-0-0 with 10-0 goal differential 

2010 OBGC Tournament - U12 Elite division - record of 0-0-3 with even goal differential

2010 Dulles National Tournament - U12 Premier division - record of 1-1-1 with even goal differential

2010 Virginian Tournament - U11 Gold division - record of 0-3-1 with even goal differential

2010 PWSI Icebreaker - U11 Premier division record of 1-2

2010 Jefferson Cup - Tournament cancelled due to rain -again.

2009 Fall Bethesda Tournament - U11 - record of 1-1-1

2009 VIP Tournament - U11 Finalist

2009 Dulles National Tournament -U11 Premier division - semi-finalist 

2009 Potomac Memorial Day Tournament - U10 Potomac division - semi-finalist

2009 PWSI IceBreaker - won 1 and lost 1 game. Tournament cancelled due to weather

2009 Jefferson Cup - won 2 games.  Broke through to semi-finals.  Tournament cancelled due to weather

2008 Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament - U10 Patriot Division Champions

2008 Great Falls Soccer Club VIP Tournament - U10 Champions

2008 Baltimore Bays Open Cup - U10 Semi-Finalists

2008 Potomac Memorial Day Tournament - U9 Finalists

2008 CMSSL March Mania Tournament - U9 Gold Division Semi-Finalists

2007 Great Falls Soccer Club VIP Tournament - U9 Finalists

2007 Dulles National Tournament - U9 Champions

The Madrid is professionally coached by Jose Venegas and other nationally and internationally recognized coaches from HI-Performance Soccer Academy ("HPSA").

Jose is an experienced soccer professional who played professionally for sixyears in Peru. Since his career in Peru ended Jose and has coached andtrained some of the areas most accomplished players. Jose is a memberof the Hi-Performance Soccer Academy team that provides the technicaland administrative direction for the Great Falls Soccer program.Playing Experience * 3 years semi pro (Lau-Chun,Peru) * 2 yearsProfessional (SanAgustin, Peru) * 1 year Professional (Sport Boys,Peru)Coaching Experience * USSF C License * ESEFUL SoccerSchool, Peru2 years* Great FallsSoccer Club: HP staff Coach 2004-present * VYSA OlympicDevelopment Program

HPSA is an accomplished soccer club management company focussed providing for the needs of each individual player in its programs. 

HPSA placed 25+ its 2010 graduating players at a D1-D3 college soccer programs.

Go to the following URL for information on HPSA's training programs and philosphy:


See an interview with Mark Ryan, Technical Director of Great Falls Soccer Club - click here for link to interview with Mark Ryan


2011 Spring Great Falls Madrid

Sunday, April 17
Madrid drops second in a row to MSC Mutiny

The Madrid fell to 1-2 on the season after a 4-2 loss to the MSC Mutiny.  The Mutiny scored two goals quickly in the first half to make it 2-0.  The Madrid fought back to make it 2-1 by a goal from Jacob; however, a dropped ball by the goalie in front of the net for an easy tap-in goal put the Madrid behind 3-1.  They continued to fight back to a 3-2 score with a nice goal by Mikey; however, an own goal in the final minutes solidified a 4-2 loss.  the Madrid must regroup as a team quickly for their next opponent, the undefeated NVSC Junior Royals 98.

Monday, April 11
Madrid loses to BRYC Elite 4-2

The Madrid lost their first game of the season to Braddock Road by a score of 4-2.  The game was marred with critical defensive mistakes from the beginning.   Madrid quickly found themselves down 2-0 by miscommunications in the backfield and easy goals.  Fighting back, they were able to tie the game 2-2 (goals by Jacob and Mikey) midway through the second half; however, with two critical injuries in the starting backfield, two more costly defensive errors resulted in a 4-2 loss.

Monday, April 4
Madrid wins season opener against WWSC Wolves

The Madrid played WWSC Wolves at Seibel Farms in New Windsor, MD on a cold and blistery day Sunday and won a hard fought match 2-0.  Solid defensive play by Daniel, Mitchell, and Andrew, and a key goalie clear by Darius resulted in a through-ball to Jacob who took it 15 yards in a one-on-one with the WWSC goalie and tapped it by him to the right corner for his first goal.  Mid-way through the second half, Logan won a ball in the right mid-field, moved it down the right side and chipped it over the center defense with enough finesses to allow Jacob to win it before the goalie came out.  Jacob then scored his second goal with a soft-touch past the goalie to make it 2-0.  Great job Madrid.

Sunday, March 27
Madrid plays in the Baltimore Mania

The Madrid played in the Elite Divsion of the Baltimore Mania soccer tournament on 26/27 March.  The Elite Division consisted of two brackets.  The Madrid's opponents were the Baltimore Bays Comets, Erie Admirals SC Blue (PA), and FC Copa Inter (NJ).   Madrid played Erie Admirals first, winning 3-1.  A lackluster performance in the second game resulted in a tough 1-0 loss to the Baltimore Bays Comets (who eventually made it to the Championship game).  Playing for pride and a second place finish in their bracket, the Madrid defeated FC Copa Inter 5-0 to finish the tournament with a 2-1 record.

Wednesday, March 16
Madrid wins the Jefferson Cup in Richmond

The Great Falls Madrid went undefeated (3-0-1) in the Superior Division of the Jefferson Cup playing teams from New York, South Carolina, and Charlottesville (VA).  A truly exciting weekend of soccer was only eclipsed by an even more exhilirating finish in the championship game, as the Madrid brought home the Championship Cup after winning on penalty kicks.  Congratulations Madrid!

Monday, February 28
Madrid loses to NVSC Jr. Royals Blue

The Madrid played the Division 1 NVSC Jr. Royals '98 Blue at Helwig Park in Manassas, VA.  Unfortunately, the Madrid were outplayed from the opening whistle and lost 7-0 to a very strong NVSC team.  Luckily, the Madrid can go back to the drawing board and begin improving in their weak areas, and hopefully perform better next time.

Tuesday, February 22
Madrid defeats SYA 1-0 in NVSC-Herndon Outdoor League

The Madrid played a well-coached and solid SYA team at Helwig in Manassas on Sunday defeating them 1-0 on a great goal in the 10th minute by Michael S.  Despite multiple attempts by SYA to tie the game, the Madrid defense lead by Daniel H and goalie Darius M held strong.  Congrats Madrid!

Sunday, February 13
Madrid defeats VSA Heat '98 Blue in Winter Outdoor League

The Madrid defeated the VSA Heat '98 Blue 16-0 at Long Park in Haymarket, VA.  It was an all-around team effort that saw seven different Madrid players score while holding the Heat scoreless.  Great job Madrid!

Monday, January 31
Madrid goes undefeated in North Carolina Triangle Friendlies

The Great Falls Madrid traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina from 28-30 January to participate in the North Carolina Triangle Friendlies Soccer Tournament.  The Madrid competed against all TFC teams from across the state of North Carolina and compiled a record of 2 wins, 0 losses, and 2 ties.  Their record, however, was not indicative of the domination over their opponents.  Facing teams that played a very defensive-style game where they crowded the box with all eleven players, the Madrid found it difficult to finish and put the ball into the back of the net.  Despite an overwhelming margin in favor of the Madrid in time of possession, shots on goal, and time played on opponents half of the field, the Madrid wasn't able to dominate their opponent in the "Goals For" category.  In four games, they outshot their opponents 50-7, scoring only 10 goals while the opponents capitalized on crucial defensive mistakes by the Madrid to score 4 goals.  Nonetheless, the Madrid played well together, learned a lot, and most of all, had a ton of fun!  Congrats on the successful tournament boys.

Tuesday, January 18
Madrid selected for Richmond Jefferson Cup and North Carolina Triangle Friendlies Tournaments

The Madrid have been formally accepted to play in two prestigious tournaments, the North Carolina Triangle Friendlies (28-31 January 2011) and Richmond Jefferson Cup (11-13 March 2011).

In North Carolina, Madrid will be playing in the U12 Boys Navy Division against the TFC 99 Cosmos (NC), TFC Cosmos (NC), TFC Sting (NC), and TFC Strikers (NC).

In the Richmond Jefferson Cup, voted one of the top soccer tournaments in the nation, the Madrid have been accepted to play in the Superior Division (third highest).  In their bracket, there are two groups:

A) CASL Elite 98 (North Carolina), Empire United SA Blue (New York), and Great Falls Madrid

B) Gaston United Blue Blue (North Carolina), FASA Elite (Virginia), and NVSC '98 Junior Royals (Virginia)

Sunday, January 16
Madrid defeats NVSC '98 Gold in NVSC-Herndon Outdoor League

The Madrid played the NVSC '98 Gold at Hellwig Park in Manassas, VA.  The cold temperatures gave way to slightly warmer weather for a nice morning of soccer. After 60 minutes, the Madrid overcame a slow start to play well and win 12-0.

Saturday, January 15
Madrid defeats Loudoun Spartans 24-0 in final indoor game

The Madrid defeated the Loudoun Spartans 24-0 in their final indoor league game.  The Madrid had already won the championship prior to this game based on their undefeated record and their 99-11 goal differential.

Monday, January 10
Two Madrid Players travel with Virginia ODP State Team

Jacob L and Michael S, two Madrid players who are also members of the Virginia 98' ODP Team, traveled to North Carolina last weekend to compete against their ODP Team.  Both players did outstanding and helped the VA team win all three games against NC.  Great job boys!

Saturday, January 8
Madrid defeats Loudoun 98 Red in NVSC-Herndon Outdoor League

The Madrid, playing without Jacob L and Michael S (who were traveling with the Virginia '98 ODP Team), defeated the Loudoun 98 Red (Division 1) 4-3 in a friendly league game.  Both teams play in the NVSC-Herndon Outdoor Winter League.  This was a first for Logan C who scored his first hat trick.  Ben G put the winning goal into the back of the net.  Great job Madrid!