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Las Vegas schedules announced for 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League

 
 

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Las Vegas schedules announced for 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League

31 National Championship spots still up for grabs entering final weekends of play

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FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2017) — The schedule has been announced for the final two weekends of 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League play in Las Vegas, where 26 division titles will be decided. National League division winners in the 16U, 17U and 18U age groups, along with division winners and runners-up in the 15U and 19/20U age groups, qualify for the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, adding an extra element of excitement to the final weekends of play.

The games will be played alongside the Player’s College Showcase, as the National League teams have another opportunity to compete in front of collegiate and national team coaches while playing meaningful matches against top competition.

National League Boys
March 10-12, 2017
Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex
Las Vegas, Nev.
National League Girls
March 17-19, 2017
Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex
Las Vegas, Nev.


2016-17 National League Las Vegas Schedules: BoysGirls

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. In addition to recruiting opportunities, the top finishers from each division will earn a ticket to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas, creating additional value and pressure as each game could make or break their chance at competing for the National Championship. The top finishers in the 15U, 16U and 17U age groups will also earn an automatic spot in the 2017-18 National League season.

Just three boys teams and six girls teams have solidified a place in the 2017 National Championships. Entering play in Las Vegas, 31 spots — 17 for the boys and 14 for the girls — are still up for grabs, as a majority of the teams head into the event with hopes of punching a ticket to Frisco, Texas.

2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships Qualifiers via the National League

16U Boys
Red Champion: Lobos Rush 01 Premier (TN)

17U Boys
Black Champion: McLean 00 Green (VA)

19/20U Boys
Red: Penn Fusion 98 (PA-E)

15U Girls
Blue: Nationals Union 02 Black (MI)

16U Girls
Blue Champion: Michigan Jaguars 01 Green (MI)
Red Champion: CUP Gold 01 (OH-S)

17U Girls
Blue Champion: Midwest United FC 00 Royal (MI)

18U Girls
White Champion: FC Pennsylvania Strikers (PA-E)

19/20U Girls
Red: 98 CR Academy (NC)

The National League is the most competitive league available in the country, and is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Regional Premier League and Far West Regional League). National League teams are among the best in the nation and each team has had to earn their place in the league with a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer regional and national competition, regardless of club affiliation or location.

The National League’s alumni have gone on to prove themselves at the collegiate and professional levels, with former players competing in NCAA Division I, II and III, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, the UEFA Champions League, the Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The top pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and the last three NWSL Drafts (2015-17) have each been former National League players.

 

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