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First Games Set for National League

November 5, 2007 09:00 PM
 

New league features elite boys' and girls' teams

Inaugural games for Under-15 and Under-16 Boys and Girls set for Raleigh, North Carolina

US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the schedule for the first games of the inaugural US Youth Soccer National League at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C. Games are set to be played Friday, November 23-25, 2007.

The newly developed league is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. Selected regional league teams in the Under-15 and Under-16 Boys' and Girls' divisions are expected to showcase their abilities and talent on the newly formed national league stage.

National League play will continue with matches held on December 27-30 (boys) and December 30-January 2 (girls) during Disney's Soccer Showcase near Orlando, Fla., as well play dates in April (Detroit for the Boys U15 division; Dallas for the Boys U16 and Girls U15 and U16 divisions). Each National League team will face opponents within its division once in round-robin competition.

Paul Luchowski, US Youth Soccer National League Commissioner, said "US Youth Soccer has long stood as the leader in youth soccer and in the organization of events that allow the country's youth to showcase their talents in an environment that is designed for the players. The addition of the US Youth Soccer National League provides a truly national opportunity for players to develop and test themselves in meaningful competition."

In addition to the scouting opportunities for collegiate and U.S. Soccer National Staff coaches, the top two teams that do not capture Regional Cup titles in each age group will earn berths to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships at the end of July. The National Championships is the culmination of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series where the nation's champions are crowned in six age groups (Under-14 through Under-19) for boys and girls.

The top four teams in the National League will retain their slots in the league for the 2008-09 seasons, provided that the teams meet all eligibility requirements. The league will look to add the Under-17 age group, boys and girls, in 2008.

US Youth Soccer National League Schedule for November 23-25, 2007*

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23      
FIELD TIME AGE GROUP      
7 8:30 AM Girls U15 PDA Tsunami v So Cal Blues - Dodge
8 8:30 AM Girls U15 LDC United v KCFC Alliance Intensity
9 8:30 AM Girls U15 Eclipse Select 92-93 v Sting Dallas Royal 93
7 10:30 AM Girls U16 PDA Fire v So Cal Blues - Lippens
8 10:30 AM Girls U16 Syracuse FC Fury v ELA Elite
9 10:30 AM Girls U16 Eclipse Select 91-92 v Hurricane FC 92 Shubert
10 10:30 AM Girls U16 Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls v CFC United
7 12:30 PM Boys U16 YMS Xplosion v Manhattan Phoenix
8 12:30 PM Boys U16 Arsenal Super Eagles v Slammers
9 12:30 PM Boys U16 Chicago Wind Nationals v Cobb FC
10 12:30 PM Boys U16 Dallas Texans 92-Red Dallas v Texans FC 92 Red
8 2:30 PM Boys U15 FC Delco Roadkill v Solar Red
9 2:30 PM Boys U15 Vardar v 92 CASL Elite
10 2:30 PM Boys U15 Michigan Wolves v Chicago Fire Juniors 92/93 Red
           
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24      
7 8:30 AM Boys U16 YMS Xplosion v Chicago Wind Nationals
8 8:30 AM Boys U16 Manhattan Phoenix v Arsenal Super Eagles
9 8:30 AM Boys U16 Dallas Texans 92-Red Dallas v Cobb FC
10 8:30 AM Boys U16 Texans FC 92 Red v Slammers
7 10:30 AM Boys U15 Baltimore Casa Mia Bays '93 v 92 CASL Elite
8 10:30 AM Boys U15 Vardar v Chicago Fire Juniors 92/93 Red
10 10:30 AM Boys U15 Michigan Wolves v Solar Red
7 12:30 PM Girls U16 PDA Fire v Hurricane FC 92 Shubert
8 12:30 PM Girls U16 Eclipse Select 91-92 v CFC United
9 12:30 PM Girls U16 Syracuse FC Fury v So Cal Blues - Lippens
10 12:30 PM Girls U16 Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls v ELA Elite
7 2:30 PM Girls U15 PDA Tsunami v Sting Dallas Royal 93
8 2:30 PM Girls U15 LDC United v So Cal Blues - Dodge
9 2:30 PM Boys U16 Manhatten Phoenix v Chicago Wind Nationals
10 2:30 PM Girls U15 Dallas Texans 93G Red Dallas v KCFC Alliance Intensity
           
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25      
8 7:30 AM Girls U15 PDA Tsunami v Eclipse Select 92-93
9 7:30 AM Girls U15 LDC United v Dallas Texans 93G Red Dallas
10 7:30 AM Girls U15 KCFC Alliance Intensity v So Cal Blues - Dodge
7 9:15 AM Girls U16 Syracuse FC Fury v CFC United
8 9:15 AM Girls U16 PDA Fire v Eclipse Select 91-92
9 9:15 AM Girls U16 Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls v Hurricane FC 92 Shubert
10 9:15 AM Girls U16 ELA Elite v So Cal Blues - Lippens
7 11:15 AM Boys U16 YMS Xplosion v Slammers
8 11:15 AM Boys U16 Chicago Wind Nationals v Arsenal Super Eagles
9 11:15 AM Boys U16 Manhattan Phoenix v Dallas Texans 92-Red Dallas
10 11:15 AM Boys U16 Texans FC 92 Red v Cobb FC
7 1:00 PM Boys U15 Baltimore Casa Mia Bays '93 v Vardar
8 1:00 PM Boys U15 Michigan Wolves v 92 CASL Elite
9 1:00 PM Boys U15 FC Delco Roadkill v Chicago Fire Juniors 92/93 Red


*Subject to change

For more information about the US Youth Soccer National League, including latest schedules, scores and more visit www.USYouthSoccer.org. Future schedules will be available shortly on USYouthSoccer.org.
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