The Maryland Bhutanese team won the trophy of the two-day interstate soccer tournament organized by Bhutanese Youth Association of Charlotte (BYAC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s playground, Sunday.
The Maryland team secured its victory in the final battle against the Richmond FC United team scoring 3-2 during the penalty shootout, according to the organizers.
Maryland and Richmond United received cash prize of US $1200 and US $900 each.
Due to time constraint, the final was played seven and a half minutes each with one-minute break.
Georgia and Greensboro were ousted during semi-finals allowing their opponents, Maryland and Richmond respectively, into the finale.
Altogether seventeen soccer teams played the knockout tournament. Bhutanese referees Jitu Basnet, Khara Basnet, Burna Khawas and Billa Rai monitored games.