Ethan finished his youth soccer career in style! In Final 4 - the day before this game - Ethan was taken down in the box with a hit on the head, receiving a PK for his team. They won the match 1-0 and made it to the State Cup Final for the next day! In the first 10 minutes of this game, Ethan's left foot was injured by an opponent (who got a yellow card - and later got a red card!) Ethan sat out for the rest of the first half, but didn't take his cleat off to see how bad his foot was; he just tied it tighter and waited to be subbed back on.
In the second half, his team played AMAZING soccer for about 5 minutes - passing the ball, receiving passes and keeping possession! Ethan received a pass, took it to goal, shot it and hoped for the best. It went in!! Ethan scored the winning (and only) goal! His team won State Cup!
Ethan and the trophy his team won. When they stood for photos, the coach asked who should hold the trophy. The whole team said "Ethan"! It was an incredible day!