The Football Club Himalayan Cypress (FCHC) of Oregon bagged the champion trophy defeating the Serrona Club of Phoenix Arizona on the final game of Interstate Soccer tournament that was held June 21 through 23 in Forth Worth, Texas. While Namaste Sporting Club of Colorado won the third runner up trophy, South Dakota team was honored with the title of most disciplined team.
The final game played between the Oregon and Arizona at Herman Clark Stadium ended with a penalty shootout with a score of 5-4 declaring Oregon as the champion for this year.
The third interstate soccer tournament was organized by the Bhutanese Legacy Club of Forth worth and the Bhutanese community of Texas. It was first experience for the players having played the tournament matches in four different fields.
Among the 26 teams that participated from 17 different states, Kailash Gajmer of FCHC, Kiran Rai of SCA and Sunil Gurung of FCHC respectively won the title of highest scorer, beast goal keeper and man of the match.
According to the organizers, arrangements were made for food and accommodation for the players and the staffs from different state.
Meanwhile, a cultural event was organized to welcome the teams. In the same program, volunteers and sponsors were honored with the letter of appreciation jointly the by Council Woman, Mrs. Kelly Gray, Prof. Bob Hopkins, and Mr. Clint Browning.
The event that was witnessed by more than 600 soccer fans was jointly sponsored by Altamesa Church of Christ, Walmart, Tarrant County College-South Campus, Bhutanese Buddhist Society Fort Worth, Bhutanese Community of Abilene, Bhutanese Nepali Christian Society of Texas, Neighborhood Needs Altamesa, Organization of Bhutanese Society, Bhutanese Community of Houston, Immanuel Bhutanese Church, Universal Manav Dharam Society Fort Worth TX, Canaan Bhutanese Church, Sanmart Nepali Bazar, Fort Worth City Athletics, New India Mart, and Bhutanese American Football Club.
Druk Sporting Club of Erie PA, volunteered to organize the Forth Inter-States Bhutanese Soccer Tournament in 2014.
(With inputs from Yugnath Dabadi and AK Rana Sangpang)