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Ex-Rev Sousa Helps Bhoys Clinch Amateur Title

Photo credit: Lansdowne Bhoys FC

Former Revolution midfielder and Fall River, Mass. native Andrew Sousa is a national champion after helping Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s Lansdowne Bhoys FC capture the National Amateur Cup on Saturday.

Sousa, who joined the squad earlier this year, was part of the celebration after the Bhoys outlasted Bavarians SC on penalties 9-8 following a match that ended 2-2 after extra time in Milwaukee.

Prior to Saturday’s title match, Sousa was a central part of the Bhoys 1-0 semifinal victory on Friday over LA Wolves. On Saturday, Sousa’s teammate Momodou Sawaneh converted the winning penalty kick, giving the Bhoys their first National Amateur Cup trophy.

Sousa was drafted by the Revolution out of Providence College in 2011, but was not retained after Jay Heaps was hired during the following offseason.

He went on to play for Portuguese second division side Operario as well as Icelandic first division outfit Fylkir, where scored five goals in 15 matches in 2014. He also suited up for the Real Boston Rams and Rhode Island Oceaneers.

Lansdowne Bhoys have been a proverbial thorn in the sides of New England’s strongest amateur sides during tournament play in recent years, with Southie FC, Newtown Pride FC, and Kendall Wanders all locking horns with the Empire State outfit.


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