2014-2015 Far West Regional League Northwest Division Teams Announced
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TUKWILA, Wash. (August 28, 2014) — Teams have been announced for the 2014-2015 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League (FWRL) Northwest Division. League play will begin in September, with 116 teams in the Under-12 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups vying for the Northwest Division title and an automatic spot in the US Youth Soccer Region IV (Far West) Championships next summer in Boise.
The Far West Regional League is the premier league competition for US Youth Soccer’s Region IV (West), and is divided into three geographic divisions (Northwest, Desert Premier, and California). The Region IV Far West Regional League joins the Region I Premier League, Region II Midwest Regional League and the Region III Southern Premier League as the top regional competitions throughout the country.
Each US Youth Soccer Regional League is comprised of the top teams in their respective region that have earned their spot based on a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer competitions. The top finishers in each regional league earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition in the country, and a chance to earn a coveted spot in the US Youth Soccer National League.
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The field of teams includes:
- 10 defending FWRL Northwest Division champions
- 23 State champions
- 20 State finalists
- 14 Region IV Championships quarterfinalists
- 4 Region IV Championships semifinalists
- 2 Region IV Championships finalists
- 1 US Youth Soccer National League qualifier
The FWRL Northwest Division will begin competition in September, schedules are expected to be announced next week. One team from each age group of the Northwest Division earns an automatic spot at the US Youth Soccer Far West Region IV Championships to be held in Boise, Idaho June 22-28. That automatic spot will be awarded to the highest placing finisher in the FWRL Northwest Division that does not qualify for the Region IV Championships through their State Cup competitions. Winners of the four Regional Championships advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships July 20-26 in Tulsa, Okla.
The Northwest Division is comprised of the top teams from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and British Columbia, Canada. Canadian teams cannot claim league bids to the Region IV Championships or National League. Northwest Division automatic qualifiers will consist of the top four finishers from the Washington Youth Soccer Regional Club League (RCL), the top two finishers from both the Oregon Youth Soccer and Idaho Youth Soccer state championship competitions, and an at-large selection from Oregon. Additional teams may be added to the league based on application and acceptance by the Far West Regional League Trustees.