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SOCCER: Eastside boys trio playing for national championship in Colorado
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From left, Eastside players Jordan Beam, Tristan Aldridge and Creighton Goerner are representing the local soccer scene while playing for a national championship with the Gwinnett Soccer Association club team this Sunday in Denver, Colorado. - photo by Gabriel Stovall

Three Eastside boys soccer players are helping a club team from Georgia reach national championship aspirations. 

Eastside standouts Tristan Aldridge, Jordan Beam and Creighton Goerner have helped the GSA ECNL U17 team advance to the Elite National Premier League national championship game which will take place Sunday in Denver, Colorado. 

The Eagles’ trio plays for the Gwinnett Soccer Association squad which is a club team based out of Lilburn. And after 3-1 and 2-1 Friday wins against teams from Cleveland and Chicago respectively, GSA will face Delaware Sunday at around 2 p.m. in the league’s national title match. 

The team is made up of local Atlanta area athletes, plus one player each from South Carolina and Alabama. In addition to the Eastside three, Nick Mair from Woodward, a Rockdale County resident, also plays on the squad. 

GSA qualified for the national finals after finishing the regular season second in the Southeast Standings with a 17-3-2 record while averaging 2.41 goals per game. 

We’ll update you on the team’s championship game result Sunday on our social media channels and at