The Chicago Reds participated in the 2017 Flicko de Mayo in Grand Rapids, MI.

The round-robin format ensured plenty of matches for everyone.

Team victory for Grand Rapids
The top three finishers were decided only after the 7th and final round. Peter Alegi edged out Ilias Gikas 2-1 to win the championship. Tim Tumminaro defeated Chris Sweetland 3-2 to take third place thanks to the 1-1 draw between Paul Pate and Alex Galarza. Joe Legatz showed continued improvement in his first year of competitive play, scoring some fine goals against far more experienced players.

Special mention must be made of the mesmerizing match between Ilias and Tim. In this goal fest Tim drew level at 5-5 with 30 seconds left, but Ilias miraculously scored the winner with time running out: 6-5!

The 2017 Great Lakes Team Cup Challenge capped a wonderful day of action. Grand Rapids won the trophy on goal difference with these scores: Peter-Ilias 3-0, Alex-Tim 0-1, Paul-Chris 0-0.

Scores

Gikas-Galarza 4-1
Tumminaro-Pate 1-0
Legatz-Alegi 0-4

Sweetland-Gikas 1-7
Pate-Legatz 4-1
Galarza-Alegi 0-6

Gikas-Legatz 8-0
Galarza-Tumminaro 1-0
Sweetland-Alegi 0-5

Gikas-Tumminaro 6-5
Alegi-Pate 4-1
Sweetland-Legatz 2-0

Gikas-Pate 2-0
Galarza-Sweetland 0-0
Legatz-Tumminaro 1-3

Pate-Sweetland 2-1
Galarza-Legatz 1-0
Alegi-Tumminaro 6-1

Alegi-Gikas 2-1
Pate-Galarza 1-1
Sweetland-Tumminaro 2-3

FINAL STANDINGS
Alegi 18 points (27 Goals For 3 Goals Against)
Gikas 15 (28-9)
Tumminaro 9 (13-16)
Galarza 8 (4-11)
Pate 7 (8-10)
Sweetland 4 (6-17)
Legatz 0 (2-16)