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Team Legend – Xabi Alonso
Midfielder Xabi Alonso was a true Kop favourite with a reputation as one of the best passers in the game. Alonso made his debut at Bolton's Reebok Stadium on August 29, 2004. Two months later he put in a dazzling performance against Fulham at Craven Cottage which had Kopites purring. With the Reds 2-0 down at half-time, Benitez threw on his new boy. The midfielder duly inspired a miraculous comeback, with the game ending 2-4.
Liverpool '00B Alonso was a finalist in the 2013 Legends Invitational Tournament, played May 17-19. In a mixed U14/U13 group, Liverpool '00B Alonso won the Semi-final game 1-0 in a very contested game against Liverpool '00B St. John. During the Championship game, Brady and Luis combined to tie the game 1-1, with a a great header off a well placed corner kick.
Windy conditions made ball control difficult, but not unmanageable. A late goal by the Andromeda FC '99, had the score 2-1 going into half time. The second half was well contested with shots from both sides. Andromeda FC 99 kept the pressure up and scored a late goal to end the game 3-1.
Liverpool '00 Alonso went undefeated in group play 2-0-1 to advance to the Semifinals of the 2012 XARA Fall Classic. The semifinal game looked to be a good evenly matched contest against a well known training partner, the Liverpool '01 Chambers team, also coached by GP.
The game was well contested, wtih both sides moving the ball well. Liverpool '00 Alonso scored first and took a 1-0 lead into the half. As play resumed, a PK was awarded to the Chambers team and subsequently converted to even the score at 1-1.
After many chances by both sides, the Chambers team took a well timed pass into the box, and scored for the go ahead goal. Both teams continued to apply pressure and push for opportunities. The game ended with a 1-2 result for Chambers.
Liverpool '00B Alonso qualified Plano Premier League Division 1 for a second year in a row. The team went undefeated in the qualifying tournament, winning both games with a combined score of 9-5.
The Liverpool team came out strong in both games to take the lead. During the second half of the first game, the opponent scored on an awarded free kick and a penalty shot. However, the team was resilient to finish the first game 5-2.
The Liverpool team scored 3 quick goals in the second game to take a 3-0 lead into the half. The opponent did capitalize on some minor mis-communication and tied the game. Liverpool '00 Alonso made a late charge to take the score the winning goal and complete the undefeated run, 4-3.