FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Twenty-one members of the Fort Leonard Wood United Soccer Club are either on the road or in the air today, bound for San Antonio, Texas, where they will represent the post in the annual Defender’s Cup Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Friday through Monday near Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
This will be the third consecutive year the Fort Leonard Wood club has made the journey. But this year, players have put in more practice time, faced more opponents and gained more experience in the run-up to the tournament than ever before. The club’s head coach, Jeff Cornuet, said he wanted his players to experience one thing: “More competition.”