Where we came from
The Fuego were formed in the fall of 2006 as the Purple People Eaters, a CYA U-11 recreational team. In three seasons in the Suburban Friendship League, we made it to all three division finals and won two championships.
After reaching the semi-finals of the 2007 Mega-Blast tournament in Midlothian, Virginia, we realized it was time to step up to the next level.
In the spring of 2008, we joined the Chantilly Soccer Club as the Chantilly Fuego. Since then we have competed in nine seasons in the Old Dominion Soccer League before moving to the the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) in the fall of 2012. In addition, we participated in numerous tournaments, including:
>The Sun Cup (August, 2013)
>The Virginian^ (May, 2012)
>The FPYC Liberty Cup (March 2008*, March 2009, March 2011***, March 2012*, March 2013****)
>The WAGS Festival in the Park (June 2008)
>THE PWSI Toys for Tots Tournament (August 2008, September 2011, September 2012*)
>The Hershey Invitational Kicks4Kids, Hershey, PA (June 2009*)
>The Hunt Country Classic in Warrenton, VA (November 2009*, November 2010, November 2011, November 2012*)
>The Bull Run Classic in Bristow, VA (May 2014^, May 2010)
>The Dulles Invitational, Fairfax, VA (August 2010**)
* Reached the Semi-Finals
** Tied for second place
*** Second place
Over time, we have added terrific and talented players from a number of teams and towns. While our focus remains to have fun, we have also had success both in league and tournament play, and continued to grow as a team.
Not bad for a former rec league team with a dancing mascot named "Steve".
The complete history of the Fuego:
Spring 2014: Wags U-19
FALL 2013: WAGS U-19, 2nd PLACE!
Spring 2013: WAGS U-17
FALL 2012: WAGS U-17, 2nd PLACE!
Spring 2012: ODSL U-16
FALL 2011: ODSL U-16, 2nd PLACE!
Spring 2011: ODSL U-15
FALL 2010: ODSL U-15, 2nd PLACE!
Spring 2010: ODSL U-14
Fall 2009: ODSL U-14
Spring 2009 ODSL U-13
Fall 2008: ODSL U-13
Spring 2008: ODSL U-12
Winter 2014 - Session 2: Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2014 - Session 1 (futsal): Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2013 - Session 2: Fairfax Sportsplex
Winter 2012 - Session 1 (futsal): Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2012 - Session 2: Dulles Sportsplex (Finalist! - 2nd place)
Winter 2011 - Session 1 (futsal): Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2011 - Session 2: Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2010 - Session 2: Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2009 – Session 2: Dulles Sportsplex (3rd place)
Winter 2008-09 – Session 1: Dulles Sportsplex
Winter 2008 – Session 2: SNF Manassas*Winter 2007-08 – Session 1: SNF, Manassas*
May 2014: Bull Run Tournament, Bristow, VA (Finalist!)
August 2013: Sun Cup, VA, Beach, VA (Division Champions!)
March 2013: FPYC Liberty Cup, Fairfax, VA (CHAMPIONS!)
November 2012: Hunt Country Classic, Manassas VA (semi-finalist)
September 2012: PWSI Toys for Tots, Nokesville, VA (semi-finalist)
May 2012: The Virginian, Fairfax VA (Finalist!)
March 2012: Liberty Cup, Fairfax VA (tied for second place!!)
November 2011: Hunt Country Classic, Nokesville, VA (quarter-finalist)
September 2011: PWSI Toys for Tots, Woodbridge, VA (3rd place).
March 2011: Liberty Cup, Fairfax, VA (Second Place!)
November 2010: Hunt Country Classic, Nokesville, VA
August 2010: Dulles Invitational, Fairvax, VA (tied for second place!!)
May 2010: Bull Run Tournament, Bristow, VA
November 2009: Hunt Country Classic, Warrenton, VA (semi-finalist)
June 2009: Hershey Kicks-4-Kids, Hershey, PA (semi-finalist)
March 2009: Liberty Cup, Fairfax, VA
August 2008: PWSI Toys-for-Tots Tournament, Bristow, VA
June 2008: WAGS Festival in the Park, Centreville, VA
March 2008: Liberty Cup, Fairfax, VA (semi-finalist)
November 2007: Midlothian Mega Blast, Midlothian, VA (semi-finalist)*
* - As the Purple People Eaters
Six Seasons, Seven Honors - The Fuego's Era of Excellence
Between the Fall 2011 and the Spring 2014 seasons, the Fuego were among the most successful and decorated teams in the area. Here are thier accomplishments:
Second Place, ODSL Division 2
Finalists, The Virginian
Second Place, WAGS Division 5
Champions, FPYC Liberty Cup (in a blizzard)!
Undefeated Fuego lead the the Sun Cup before rain cancels the tournament
Second Place, WAGS Division 3
Finalist, The Bull Run Memorial Day Tournament (their final outing)
Congratulations, Fuego, on an outstanding soccer career!
And thanks for the memories...
First league game, April 13, 2008 (4-2 win over CCS Orange Crush)
Hunt Country Classic Tournament, November 2009
Bull Run Classic, May 2010
The FUEGO take a well deserved break in the shade between games during day 2 of the the Bull Run Classic, during which they faced two WAGS teams and played AMAZING!
The Fuego open the 2012 spring campaign this weekend in the FPYC Liberty Cup