National League Update | December 30
December 29, 2007 09:00 PM
Under-15 Boys Baltimore Casa Mia Bays and Solar Red Earn Berths to 2008 US Youth Soccer National Championships
Under-15 and Under-16 girls games kicked off today
ORLANDO, Florida (December 30, 2007) – The Baltimore Casa Mia Bays (4-1-1) captured the inaugural US Youth Soccer National League Boys Under-15 championship with a 3-2 victory over Solar Red (3-1-2) Sunday at Mickey's Retreat in Florida, as the National League winter series of games concluded for the boys.
The Bays and Solar, who finished one-two in the final standings, both earned tickets to the 2008 US Youth Soccer National Championships, as well as qualifying for the 2008-09 National League competition. The Bays are assured of defending their National Championship title won in July 2007 during the Nationals in Frisco, Texas.
The top four teams in each age group also qualify for NL play next season. Thus, with the Boys U-15 season concluding today, FC Delco Roadkill and the Chicago Fire Jrs. Red also qualified for 2008-09 National League campaign. In action this morning, FC Delco (2-1-3) captured third place with a 1-1 tie against Vardar (2-1-3). The Fire (2-2-2) finished in fourth place after a 2-2 draw against CASL Elite (2-2-2). Both teams finished the NL season with 8 points, but Chicago finishes fourth thanks to a better goal differential (+1 to -1 for CASL).
In Boys Under-16 action, the YMS Xplosion (5-2-0) won its third straight contest and finished its NL campaign with a 3-0 win over Arsenal Super Eagles (0-7-0). The victory moved YMS into a first place tie with the Dallas Texans 92 Red (5-0-0). The Texans will complete their season when Boys U-16 play resumes with a series of games on April 3-6 in Dallas.
Girls Under-15 action resumed today at Disney's Wide World of Sports with Sting Dallas Royal 93 (1-1-1) shutting out LDC United (0-4-0) 4-0. The Dallas Texans 93 Red (2-0-1) tied PDA Tsunami (1-1-2) 1-1, while Eclipse Select 92-93 (1-0-2) remained undefeated and moved into a third place tie with PDA with a 2-1 victory over the KCFC Alliance Intensity (1-3-0).
In a Girls Under-16 battle of undefeated teams, Eclipse Select 91-92 (4-0-0) won its fourth straight with a 4-1 win over its instate rival ELA Elite (2-1-1). The Dallas Texans Red 92 (3-0-1) remained undefeated with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the PDA Fire (1-2-1). Hurricane FC 92 Shubert (1-3-0) won its first National League game with a 2-1 victory over Syracuse FC Fury (0-4-0).
The girls will continue with National League play through January 2, 2008 at Disney. The third and final series of games for Under-16 Boys and Under-15 and Under-16 Girls will take place in April in Dallas. At the April event the champions of the three divisions will be determined. The top two teams that do not qualify as Regional Champions will advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships as NL representatives.
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