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Mclean Boys Victorious in Herndon U-10 Soccer Tournament

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Mclean Allstars, from left, back row: Aiden O’Connor, Josh Boos, Arion Tripathi, Eli Nassif, Joe Musgrove, Jake Barnard, Joaquim Das, Coach David O’Connor, Finnegan Broad (water boy); front row: Wyatt Fesler, Nicholas Dovgalyuk, Mia Tripathi (water girl), Will Broad, Amr Arikat, and Aymen Omara.

McLean Youth Soccer’s U-10 Boys Allstar Team emerged victorious in the Herndon Youth Soccer’s Allstar Tournament held at Baron Cameron Park among seventeen regional teams on Nov. 16-17. "McLean United" earned a spot in the upper playoff bracket by winning four straight games in the initial tournament round. In the subsequent single-elimination round, McLean defeated Prince William County 3-1 and, in the final, host team Herndon by the same score. Herndon, which also entered the final undefeated, fought valiantly and scored first in the first half. However, McLean sweeper Joe Musgrove rocketed in a 30-yard equalizer early in the second half. Five minutes later, McLean halfback Eli Nassif converted on a penalty kick for the go-ahead goal. Finally, the "green-shirts" took the game out of contention when forward Will Broad threaded a shot from the right side through Herndon defenders with ten minutes remaining.