Boston City FC is making great strides in Brazil where the club’s Under 17, Under 15 and Under 14 teams are all competing for championships, and a new professional team will kick off its historic first season in August.
The academy based in Manhuaçu has enjoyed great success during its debut season, while the fielding of a team in the professional ranks offers an opportunity to be promoted through the state and national leagues to the highest level in Brazil.
Boston City FC will participate under coach Carlos Rossi in a state second division tournament featuring 13 teams that will play each other once from August 5 to October 28 for a total of 12 matches. The top four finishers in the table will advance to the playoff knockout stage and the two finalists will earn promotion to the Campeonato Mineiro. Those two teams will join the second section of Division One in February of next year.
The state of Minas Gerais has a population of more than 20 million, which illustrates the competition level of the various state tournaments entered by the Boston City FC teams.
The club’s Manhuaçu-based Under 15s earned a 1-1 draw and the Under 17s drew 2-2, both in matches against AE Tupinambás in the Mineiro Championship at the Municipal stadium Agrimar Pires da Luz in Martins Soares, to secure a place in the octagonal finals of the competition.
The Lions finished second in the joint classification with 19 points, one less than AE Tupinambás, and move on to the second phase of the Championship which starts on August 4. At this stage, the eight clubs in each category will play each other and the club with the highest number of points in the final octagonal will be considered crowned the 2018 champion. Three clubs will be promoted to the Minas Gerais Championship for 2019 First Division at both the U15 and U17 levels.
The Boston City FC Under 14s have kicked off their Cup Asvale, as coach Johny Brito’s team take on three clubs in search of the title, in the city of São João do Manhuaçu. The final stage will determine the champions on Sunday, July 22. Games will be played against Galactic FC, FC Union and Campo De Orizânia at Malta FC Cross Stadium, FC Union field and the Orizânia field.
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