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US Youth Soccer National League Boys Competition Continues in Georgia – Under-16 Boys Champion Named

February 27, 2009 09:00 PM
 
 
 US Youth Soccer National League
US Youth Soccer National League Boys Competition Continues in Georgia – Under-16 Boys Champion Named

North Texas' Dallas Texans Red 93 named Under-16 Boys Champions
Two Eastern Pennsylvania Under-17 Boys teams go head-to-head Sunday for top spot
Scores and Standings [link]

MARIETTA, Ga. (February 28, 2009) – Some of the nation's top teams in the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Boys age groups resumed play in US Youth Soccer National League today at McEachern High School and Harrison High School in Powder Springs and Keenesaw, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.

In the second day of play in Atlanta, the National League Boys games continued to showcase meaningful and challenging matches as rankings were altered and a champion was named.

This is the final weekend of play for the Under-16 Boys and today, the Dallas Texans Red 93 were named National League champions, which earns them a direct path to the US Youth Soccer National Championships this summer in Lancaster, Mass.

"I am very happy that our boys came through and won; I think it means a lot," said Hassan Nazari, head coach of Dallas Texans Red 93 Under-16 Boys.  "I think the National Championships and being part of that tournament is the ultimate prize and they are extremely excited to win this one (US Youth Soccer National League) and be there (US Youth Soccer National Championships) again."

Sunday's matches will solidify the Under-16 Boys standings to determine which team will advance  to the National Championships with the Texans and which two team will earn the right to retain their spots for the 2009-2010 National League season.

The US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation's top teams in the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups, consisting of a total of eight teams per gender age group. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers top notch competition. The top two teams in each age group earn a direct path to the US Youth Soccer National Championship, played this July 21-26 in Lancaster, Mass., and the top four teams retain their spots in the National League for the following season.

Under-15
The Baltimore Casa Mia Bays 94 (MD) and Solar Red 94 (NTX) had a rough start in the first half of their game, but the two teams came back ready to play after the half. The Bays built their momentum off of Michael Gamble's 45th minute shot that put them on the board. Malcolm Harris rallied two goals in the 58th and 68th minutes to give the Bays a 3:0 lead. The Bays kept a strong defensive presence and the game ended 3:0, leaving the Bays in first place in the Under-15 Boys age group.

There was no shortage of action in the SCSA 93 Gold (NC) and TFC 94 (NTX) game, as SCSA opened with solid goals by David Claunch and Austin Yearwood in the 1st and 6th minutes of play. They started out with the lead, but TFC challenged it in the 16th minute with a goal from Hayden Partain and Edgar Hernandez hit the TFC equalizer in the 38th for a 2:2 score at the half. SCSA pulled ahead in the 57th, but once again, Hernandez hit the TFC equalizer in the 81st minute. The game ended in a 3:3 draw.

Under-16
Both sitting at 11 League points going into the game, the Dallas Texans Red 93 (NTX) and GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) were fighting for the Under-16 Boys National League title. The score was 0:0 at the half, but the tides changed when the Texans' left wing slid the ball to Kingsley Bryce in the center for a clean finish in the 48th minute. GSA battled back with their skills and local fans cheering in the stands, but the Texans did not waiver and won the game 1:0 to capture the National League title and punch their ticket to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Lassiter Tollison put 92 CASL Elite (NC) up one over KCFC Rangers 92-93 (KS) in the 12th minute. CASL held the lead throughout the game and extended it to 3:0 with goals from Preston Jefferson and Aaron White in the 70th and 76th minutes. Tyler Dixon knocked one in for KCFC in the 80th. The game ended 3:1 for the CASL victory.

It was a 2:2 draw for Blast FC Red (OH-S) and Spirit United Coppa 82 (EPA). Spirit's Daniel Caya had a 22nd minute opener. Tyler Sfchoener hit one for Blast in the 63rd to even the game, but Spirit's Robert Friskey countered in the 77th. Refusing to surrender defeat, Austin Fleak found the back of the net in the 77th to tie the game for Blast. The game ended in a 2:2 draw.

Chicago Fire Jrs. (IL) have been working their way to the top of the League standings this weekend and the 1:0 win over FC Delco (EPA) moved them into third place. Robert Rigg scored the sole goal for Chicago in the 38th minute.

Under-17

Lower Merion Velez (EPA) put up a fight for their 2:1 victory over the Dallas Texans – Houston Division 92 Red (STX). Alexander Suarez knocked in the Texans' only goal in the 38th minute and Velez soon matched it with a shot from Daniel Lovitz in the 40th. Voltaire Escalona solidified the Velez win with a shot in the 70th minute. The win pushed Velez to the top ranks of the Under-17 Boys as they share a 4-0-2 record with YMS Xplosion.
 
YMS Xplosion (EPA) set the game's pace in the first minute with a goal from Brian Powers. Cobb FC (GA) tied the game 1:1 when Al Hagi Toure knocked one past the keeper in the 22nd minute. YMS captured the win with a goal from Jonathan Louisignau in the 59th. YMS is tied for first with Lower Merion Velez, the two Eastern Pennsylvania teams will battle it out tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET at McEachern High School Stadium.

National League action continues Sunday, March 1, at McEachern and Harrison High School with games at 7:45 , 8, 9:30 and 10 a.m. and noon. For a complete schedule of games, click here or to visit the US Youth Soccer National League Center to get up-to-date standings and scores.

US Youth Soccer National League Results

Under-15 Results:
Baltimore Casa Mia Bays 94 (MD) 3, Solar Red 94 (NTX) 0
Goal Scorers:
Baltimore: Michael Gamble (45:00), Malcolm Harris (58:00) (68:00) 

SCSA 93 Gold (NC) 3, TFC 94 (NTX) 3
Goal Scorers: SCSA: David Claunch (1:00), Austin Yearwood (6:00), Benjamin Burdon (57:00) 
TFC: Hayden Partain (16:00), Edgar Hernandez (38:00) (81:00) 

Under-16 Results:

Dallas Texans Red 93 Dallas (NTX) 1, GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) 0
Goal Scorers:
Texans: Kingsley Bryce (48:00) 

KCFC Rangers 92-93 (KS) 1, 92 CASL Elite (NC) 3
Goal Scorers: KCFC: Tyler Dixon (80:00)
CASL: Lassiter Tollison (12:00), Jefferson Preston (70:00), Aaron White (76:00)  

Blast FC Red (OH-S) 2, Spirit United Coppa 82 (EPA) 2
Goal Scorers: Blast: Tyler Sfchoener (63:00), Austin Fleak (79:00) 
Spirit: Daniel Caya (22:00), Robert Friskey (77:00) 

Chicago Fire Jrs. (IL) 1, FC Delco (EPA) 0
Goal Scorers: Fire: Robert Rigg (38:00)
 
Under-17 Results:
Dallas Texans-Houston Division 92 Red (STX) 1, Lower Merion Velez (EPA) 2
Goal Scorers: Texans: Alexander Suarez (38:00) 
Velez: Daniel Lovitz (40:00), Voltaire Escalona (70:00) 

YMS Xplosion (EPA) 2, Cobb FC (GA) 1
Goal Scorers: YMS: Brian Powers (1:00), Jonathan Louisignau (59:00)  
Cobb: Al Hagi Toure (22:00) 

Upcoming Matches*
Under-15 Boys
Time Home Visitor Field
7:45 a.m SCSA 93 Gold (NC) v Baltimore Casa Mia Bays 94 (MD) McEachern Practice
9:30 a.m. TFC 94 (NTX) v Solar Red 94 (NTX) McEachern Practice

Under-16 Boys
Time Home Visitor Field
8 a.m. KCFC Rangers 92-93 (KS) v Dallas Texans Red 93 (NTX) McEachern Stadium
8 a.m. Chicago Fire Jrs (IL) v Blast FC Red (OH-S) Harrison Stadium
10 a.m. GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) v 92 CASL Elite (NC) McEachern Stadium
10 a.m. Spirit United Coppa 82 (EPA) v FC Delco (EPA) Harrison Stadium

Under-17 Boys
Time Home Visitor Field
12 p.m. YMS Xplosion (EPA) v Lower Merion Soccer Club Velez (EPA) McEachern Stadium
12 p.m. Cobb FC (GA) v Dallas Texans-Houston Division 92 Red (STX) Harrison Stadium
*Subject to change.

For more information about the US Youth Soccer National League, including latest schedules, scores and more visit www.USYouthSoccer.org/national_league.
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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 3.2 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.

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About US Youth Soccer National League - Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.  League play features the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations.  Learn more at /National_League/
 

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