The Vereinigung Erzgebirge (VE) Green Gunners won the 16U Boys US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Sunday morning in Westfield, Indiana. VE defeated Heat FC (NV) 2-1 in the final. The Green Gunners reached the championship by going 1-1-1 in the preliminary round, with the one loss coming to Heat FC. VE got the better of Heat the second time around in what was a theme for the team. A year ago, they finished runner-up in the state Presidents Cup and won the Region I Presidents Cup before finishing fourth in nationals. In 2018, the Green Gunners won all three competitions, the first national Presidents Cup for a VE team and the first one for a boys Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer outfit since 2011 (TSC FC Towamencin & Eagles FC United). In the final, the Green Gunners fell behind 1-0 in the first five minutes, but, as always, had an answer. Shane Collier equalized in the first half, which set the stage for Sean McCartney's second-half winner. Congrats to all the players and coaches !