FKK's Cristina Roque makes critical saves for U17 Puerto Rico National Team

FKK's own Cristina Roque, who plays on the FKK 01 Krush ECNL team -- also represents her Puerto Rican heritage as goal keeper on the U17 Women's National Team.  Her role was critical in winning the spot for Puerto Rico to qualify for the next round of CONCACAF play-offs.  Article exert is below, along with the full article.


Cristina Roque with Puerto Rico Coach Shek Borkowski

In order to qualify for the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship, Puerto Rico overcame Jamaica on penalty kicks, 7-6, after playing to a 1-1 draw in the match for third place. What stood out to you about the team’s performance in that game and the competition?


Against Jamaica, it was tough for us for 90 minutes. We didn’t manage the game well and conceded the equalizer two minutes after we scored. Working with 15- and 16-year-old players, you never know how they will react to adversity. Jamaica had two good opportunities in the last five minutes to win the match, but my goalkeeper Cristina Roque made critical saves for us.


Going into PKs, I felt positive and told Roque that she will make two saves for us, and she did.


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