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2015-16 US Youth Soccer National League Boys Las Vegas Preview

 
 

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FRISCO, Texas (March 8, 2016) — The 2015-16 US Youth Soccer National League Boys season will wrap up play March 11-13 at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nev., as 48 teams — representing 21 state associations and 40 clubs — play their final three games and solidify the division standings. In the Under-15 through Under-18 age groups, each division will be represented by four of the eight teams, while the Under-14 divisions will each feature all eight sides.

Eight of the 10 division championships are still to be decided during the final weekend of National League Boys play, and 14 total teams will secure top-two finishes and punch tickets to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, held July 25-31 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas.

The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development and opportunities for exposure at the national team, collegiate and professional levels. Through the first two National League Boys events, 550 college coaches have been on hand to watch the action.

In addition to recruiting opportunities, the top two finishers from each division (Blue and Red) will earn a ticket to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, making each match valuable to the team's fate as it could make or break their chance at competing for the National Championship. The top finishers in the Under-14, 15, 16 and 17 age groups will also earn an automatic spot in the 2016-17 National League season.

There have already been several impressive showings this season, as 32 of the 80 boys teams finished their 2015-16 campaigns in December at the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla., in front of more than 400 college coaches.

Under-18 Lehigh Valley United 97 (PA-E) compiled an unbeaten season, as it went 5-0-2 to claim the Under-18 Blue Division title. The only other team to clinch a division title thus far is Solar Chelsea Red 99 (TX-N), which went 5-1-1 to capture the Under-17 Red Division crown.

In addition to LVU and Solar, four other teams have clinched at least a second-place finish and qualified for Nationals — Under-15 United FA 01 Premier (GA), Under-16 Dix Hills Hurricanes (NY-E), Under-17 Baltimore Celtic 98/99 (MD) and Under-17 Loudoun 98 Red (VA).

While the season is over for some, many of the 48 teams with games remaining still have a lot to play for heading into the final weekend. Several games will feature two teams that each have a shot at punching a ticket to Nationals, making for an exciting three days of action in Las Vegas.

Click for age group previews, games to watch and player notes…
Under-14 | Under-15 | Under-16 | Under-17 | Under-18

 

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