18-year-old Cormac "Doolsta" Dooley kept up his strong 2019 form picking up four wins and a pair of draws at the 2019 FIFA eNations Cup. Representing the United States after his 2019 eMLS Cup Championship, the Philadelphia Union competitor showcased his stick skills on the international level with a perfect start to the tournament but ultimately came up short in the group stage.
Playing on PlayStation for the Stars and Stripes, Doolsta earned the U.S. its first points with a compelling 6-3 victory against Spain. After the U.S. suffered a setback on XBox, Doolsta and LA Galaxy gamer GGGodfather rebounded for a 2-1 win against their European competition in a 2v2 match.
Doolsta continued his winning ways against New Zealand with a 3-2 win and then a 2-0 victory in team play. In the most thrilling match of the afternoon in London, the West Chester native rallied back from a 3-0 deficit against his first El Tri match against Mexico to get a critical 3-3 draw. The rivalry continued in team play where the United States found a winner late to knock off Mexico by a 4-3 scoreline.
Tied for the final spot in Group B with Spain, the United States squared off against China, looking for a top-two finish in the group to advance to the knockout rounds. Doolsta saw his perfect streak come to an end in a 1v1 match on PlayStation and a win on XBox by his teammate put the pressure of three points in the team match. In a close match, the U.S. held for the final shot in stoppage time but saw the effort clank off the bar and end their run at the inaugural FIFA competition.
Absolutely devastated! Inches away from going through to the knockouts😩— Cormac Dooley (@doolsta) April 14, 2019
Felt like I had a good tournament overall but I didn’t show up for the last round and ultimately it cost us!
It was a pleasure to play with @Guastella11 and hopefully we represented well🙌 https://t.co/4zITaYcrx0