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2012 Small Goals Tournament (San Pedro, CA)

May 25, 2012




The tournament is back! And this year some of your favorite Prva Generacija members will be taking part.’s own Denis Svirčić and Ante Kvartuč have decided to join forces this year to try and take the ‘B’ League crown away from former MLS star Ante Ražov and NK Škabrnja. Joining the quasi-journalists will be Rob Uvanović from New York and Dennis ‘HvarSplićan’ FistonichAnte ‘BBB’ Baričević will not take part in the tourney as he continues to train for his 100 meter race with the speedy Ante Kvartuč. Matt ‘TheGoldenChild’ Lebo has chosen to test his skills in the ‘A’ division, playing for Orange County’s Konavle.




Danijel Dukić: Što je muškarac bez brkova?



But all eyes will be on Northern California native Danijel Dukić as he tries to lead NK Croatia San Jose to a second straight ‘A’ league title on Saturday. In last year’s tournament, Dukić was red carded in group stage but returned in full force for the final against four-time tournament winners Adriatic SC. Dukić opened up the scoring with his patented left-footed rocket from 15 yards out. However, Adriatic would not be denied as tournament organizer and captain of Adriatic Peter Hazdovac equalized off a free kick to send the championship game into a golden goal overtime. San Jose’s Ante Jozinović would bury a goal two minutes into extra time to win San Jose it’s first ever Small Goals Title in San Pedro.


Pandemonium ensued….



Team CS picks up the bronze




Ante Kvartuč couldn’t handle defeat




Rob Uvanović couldn’t watch from the sideline anymore




Nick Gović took down the Goldenchild and Orange County Croatia in the final





 I was a good goalie, not gonna lie




 2012 Small Goals tournament preview/Croatia v Estonia recap





2011 San Pedro Small Goals Tournament. San Jose wins it all! (13:21)


Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 63 comments

  1. Curt says:

    Hope the weather is good Saturday .See ya all at Cro hall on Sunday for some good Lamb, music, & drink !!! Bog,Hrvati, i Hajduk !!!

  2. Ana Ana says:

    and playoff hockey mustache? fail, people grow playoff beards (much like cetnik beards) not mustaches haha

  3. Ana Ana says:

    ‘ajde go pro cro’ hahaha ante & denis give this man his own vid! better yet gather all the old croatian men and let them go at it, pure entertainment!

  4. Slavonac from Canada says:

    what? did I hear him say he doesn’t understand all this crossing stuff? play through balls? hmmm…if a through ball was that easy …very very few teams can attack through the middle…maybe Barca!

  5. Denis Svirčić Denis Svirčić says:

    hrvat, I didnt see anyone filming.

    Sime, you cant be “old” and “shy”. haha

  6. ARMADA87 ARMADA87 says:

    Ya gotta do something about that ‘stache, Dukic. Shit is out of control. You look like a child molester!

  7. ARMADA87 ARMADA87 says:

    @ Sime

    LOL I’ll go visit Hrvatska, since that is where both sides of my family hail from. Where are you from Sime? Where are you posting from now?

  8. Denis Svirčić Denis Svirčić says:

    Congrats to Adriatic-San Pedro for winning the title.


    I added some pictures just for you. Thats the best that I can do for you.


    We need to pick up a couple ringers for next year. I blame Ante Kvartuc for everything.

  9. Sime says:

    Thank you Denis , but tell Ante he droped the ball not to film this moment . Film preview but NO recap , not good

  10. Ante Kvartuc says:

    No video if I’m playing…

    I tried to pull the Olic and run the whole game but I just couldn’t handle it the entire day.

    Skabrnja clearly the best team in the Rec League. We’ll be more prepared next year…

  11. Sime says:

    Ante you played the last few years , and we still had VIDEO . What happened ? This makes me SAD . I enjoy watching the great community of San Pedro hosting our Croatian friends . How was the Croatian Club party Sunday . PLEASE film these great events.

  12. Denis Svirčić Denis Svirčić says:


    Appreciate the feedback. Hope you are not too “sad”.
    Euro Cup around the corner.

  13. nije bitno nije bitno says:

    Ante your game is weak! next time wear your special addition hush puppy cleats! Not to mention your bocce ball and beer pong skills are horrible! you will never beat me hahaha

  14. Ante Kvartuč says:

    @ nije bitno

    Last time I checked, I’m 3-0 against you in Beer Pong. But you and your tempo got me in bocce. You have that home court. Literally

  15. Ante Kvartuč says:

    @ ŠIME,

    I was exhausted this year. How come Denis didn’t pull anything, huh?

  16. Ante Kvartuč says:

    @ bitno

    Once again. Went 3-0 against you. I don’t ever lose to you, in anything. However, you shall still receive your partying gift from Team CSR an friends tonight

  17. Ante Kvartuc says:

    @ bitno

    On the contrary…I found Svircic. :)

    I have scouts all over the world, and to this day, he’s still my go-to man. He’s the quasi-journalist equivalent of Tim Duncan, Cal Ripken, Brett Favre and Gordie Howe. Only gets better with age…

    Like a 1976 Chateau La Mondotte Saint-Emilion…with a hint of teroforma.

  18. Ante Kvartuc says:

    You actually made me laugh with that one…

    Moving back to business, you gonna strap on your hush puppies for the tournament next year. I’m sure CroSports nation would love to see you kick the ball around.

  19. nije bitno nije bitno says:

    I can do that but then your going to have to find another handsome man to stroll the sidelines and keep all the ladies entertained ;)

  20. Ante Kvartuc says:

    I like to multi-task…

    I keep the ladies entertained while on the field.

    One day I will show you how. Remember, girls like guys with skills.

  21. nije bitno nije bitno says:

    HAHAHA your the man Ante unfortunately i,m out of time and leaving work. We will continue this conversation later during the Kings game!

  22. Sime says:

    Denis ,Ante says you maybe should have filmed ? I dont know . It is a sad day in Pedro .

  23. Denis Svirčić Denis Svirčić says:


    Its a sad day every day in Pedro.

    Water Polo Friday and Croatia-Norway on Saturday. Maybe some video action this weekend.

  24. Sime says:

    Thank You Denis . You seem to be very kind . I guess Ante is just very buzy . Good luck to Croatia this weekend . Film makes you feel as if you are there .

  25. Dukic says:

    the stache is gone boys! i was going for the blaz sliskovic look. hoping i could play like him.

  26. Ante Kvartuč Ante Kvartuč says:

    No one to video the games this year…

    Adriatic beat Orange County-Konavle in the A-League final. Dukic and San Jose played out a physical 3-3 draw in group stage.

    Skabrnja easily took the B-League final. Team finished 3rd.

    Zrinski San Jose won the C-League crown.

  27. Curt says:

    Dukic sure knows what jacket to wear !!! Too bad there is no video of this years tournament . Maybe next time . Bog,Hrvati,i Hajduk !!!

  28. Zestoki Hrvat says:

    Don’t get me wrong . I love CSR , but we film Mate Bulic & Ted Williams, but not the soccer tourney ? Ovo je slabo

  29. Josip B says:

    I’m sorry I ended up not being able to make it out to the tournament… hopefully next year.

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