Six Maryland Teams Crowned as US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Champions!
TUES, JULY 3, Glen Burnie, MD— After competing in the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships last weekend in Spotsylvania, Virginia, six Maryland soccer teams earned US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championship titles.
Regional winners of the 13U through 19U age groups earn a berth to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 23-29, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
Congratulations to the Maryland champions!
FC USA, 12U Boys
OBGC Rangers, 17U Boys
Baltimore Celtic, 18U Boys (also qualified through US Youth Soccer National League)
Baltimore Celtic Christos, 19U Boys
MRM Coyotes Blue, 12U Girls
Pipeline Pre-Academy, 13U Girls
The following Maryland teams have qualified through the US Youth Soccer National League:
Premier Navy, 17U Girls
Baltimore Celtic, 18U Boys
The 18U boys Baltimore Bays (Glyndon), who finished the Eastern Championships as a finalist, will also advance to the National Championship Series since the Baltimore Celtic qualified through the National League. The 12U age group does not participate in the National Championship Series.
Baltimore Bays, 18U Boys
The dates and locations for 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Frisco, Texas
Toyota Soccer Center
Player Luncheon: July 23
Round Robin: July 24-26
Semis: July 28 (14U-18U)
Finals: July 28 (13U & 19U); July 29 (14U-18U)
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org, the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates are on Twitter @usysncs.
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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (13U through 19U) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The 14U through 18U Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!” is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.