Aug. 1, 2011 – Photo Courtesy of The Columbian

Big congratulations to our very own Robby Trimbo, PT for coaching his U-18 girls premier team to a national title this past Monday in Boise, ID. The Columbia Timbers U-18 Red team qualified for the national tournament back in June, where they won the regional tournament in Seattle.

The Timbers youth program is no stranger to the U.S. Club soccer national tournament having qualified a team once before. However, this is the first time a Timbers club team has won the title.

The girls started play on Friday in a match against their soon-to-be final game competition, the Scorpions of St. Croix, Minnesota, in a 4-0 battle. Saturday turned out to be a draw at 0-0. Needing a win Sunday to continue in the tournament, the Reds pulled off a 1-0 win in the last two minutes of play, keeping them around for Monday’s finale.