SRU Boca Juniors drop opener

The Santa Rosa United Gold 92 U18 Boca Juniors boys team lost its opening game in the United States Youth Soccer Association Far West Regional at Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday.

SRU was blanked, 2-0, by the Tempe (Ariz.) Pros, one of two Arizona teams in Flight C along with SRU. In the other Flight C contest on Monday, Colorado (Boulder) Arsenal tied Arizona-TSA Red, 1-1.

SRU will face the team from Boulder at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Preliminary games continue through Wednesday. The Championship game, with the winner advancing to the USYSA National tornament in Overland Park, Kans., July 20-25, will be contested on at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.