Bentonville FC Prodigy with outstanding participation in the Heartland Cup Classic in Kansas City.

Divisions 03 and 05 in the finals. 


In their first year, the Bentonville FC Prodigy soccer club has exceptionally represented the State of Arkansas. For the first time, Bentonville FC Prodigy participated as a Club in the traditional Heartland Cup in Kansas City, and the results were positive. A total of five teams participated in the different divisions.

03 and 05 Squads reached the championship matches in their respective divisions winning the first place in division 03 with a great matches that had to be defined from the PK mark.

The team led by Julio Ayala in category 05 had an exceptional weekend achieving 15 goals and only receiving 3 goals to bring home a second place.

The division of girls 06 achieved two victories but did not advance to the second round of the championship. While the development teams in the categories 07 showed improvement during the games that played in the traditional Cup.

Zack Estrada part of Bentonville FC Prodigy’s technical staff said “The results were very tough but we improvement in each game.”

The Director of Coaching for the club Doug Estrada added ” I am extremely pleased as the club DOC. I tried to attend a portion of every game played by our club. Each of our teams played in some really tough matches with a lot of passion. I am so impressed with the positive support our coaches and parents displayed on the sidelines. ”

The U14 was one of the teams that surprised immensely since it was their first participation as a team in a tournament. The parents returned home very happy with the individual and collective development of the team, after to the championship match with a goal in the last game that seemed impossible to achieve. Erick Ramos scored with 30 seconds left in the game for the final  score of 12-2 that gave the pass to the finals.


Ian Baker said “I am very proud of the way our children played and supported each other. I love the way guys are trained individually, and I’ve seen it on more than one occasion when coaches advise them on the edge of the field. In previous clubs they never did this.

Luisa Lamson added “I give them an A + rating at this start of the season, the guys played as a team in their first participation in this tournament. The coaches do a great job identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each player and working to improve them. ”

Up next for the 05 boys are league games in Kansas City, the coaches goal’s for the team is to finish in the top 4 teams in the league. The first game is set for 11am vs KCSG the second game has a  3PM kick off vs Puma FC.




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