The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 7 under-14 boys team captured the Area 1D championship Jan. 22.

Region 7 includes the local communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Marina del Rey.

The team trailed 1-0 at halftime but according to coach Herb Klein, fought back with intensity and teamwork to earn the title with a 3-1 victory.

The area playoffs included the champions from the South Bay and Beach Cities AYSO leagues.

The Region 7 squad will now go on to represent Area 1D in the section-wide tournament to be held in Riverside during the last weekend of February. The tournament will consist of teams from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, competing for a spot in the state tournament.

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