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US Youth Soccer National League Girls and Under-17 Boys Resume Play in Las Vegas

March 2, 2009 09:00 PM
 
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US Youth Soccer National League Girls and Under-17 Boys Resume Play in Las Vegas
 
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FRISCO, Texas (March 3, 2009) – The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15 and Under-16 Girls and Under-17 Boys and Girls teams are set to resume play Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15 at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex in Las Vegas.

"The National League provides players the opportunity to develop and test themselves in meaningful matches, and this final weekend of play for the National League Girls and Under-17 Boys will be no different as three champions will be crowned, joining the ranks of champions in the Under-17 Girls and Under-16 Boys age groups," said Paul Luchowski, US Youth Soccer National League Commissioner. "Each game will hold great significance as teams play for a League title, a chance to return next season and the opportunity to compete in the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Lancaster, Mass., July 21-26""

The Dallas Texans 93 Red (NTX) Under-16 Boys and Dallas Texans Red 92 (NTX) Under-17 Girls are the first two teams to capture a League title, punch their ticket to the 2009 National Championships and claim their spot to return to the League for the 2009-2010 season. Dallas Texans Red 92 Girls are the reigning US Youth Soccer National Champions (Under-16 Girls).

The Under-16 Boys second place GSA Phoenix Red 93 has also clinched a spot in the National Championships. The Baltimore Casa Mia Bays 94 (MD) Under-15 Boys have secured a trip to the National Championships; however, the Under-15 Boys champion will be decided after the last weekend of League play, March 20-22 in Detroit, Mich.

The three age groups are comprised of the top teams in the nation who have earned their spots through advancement from one of the four US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. Throughout League play, teams not only be seeking elite development and identification, but they also vie for one of the coveted top two spots in the League, which provides a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships, established in 1976, is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing the opportunity for teams to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

At last year's US Youth Soccer National Championships, National League teams secured seven of the eight finals slots. National League teams went on to claim the Under-15 Boys (Baltimore Casa Mia Bays) and Girls (Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas) as well as Under-16 Boys (Dallas Texans 92 Red) and Girls (Dallas Texans Red 92) national titles.   

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

US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Girls and Under-17 Boys Schedule*
Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex | Las Vegas, Nev.
All times are PST

Friday, March 13, 2009
Age Group Time Home Visitor Field
U-17 Girls 2 p.m. Challenge 92 (STX) v McLean MPS Dragons (VA) 1
U-17 Girls 2 p.m. Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) v Vardar (MI) 2
U-16 Girls 4 p.m. Cleveland FC (OH-N) v Slammers FC (CA-S) 1
U-16 Girls 4 p.m. Team Boca 92-93 (FL) v So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 2
U-15 Girls 6 p.m. San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S) v Wall Wombats (NJ) 1
U-15 Girls 6 p.m. San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CA-N) v FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) 2
U-17 Boys 8 p.m. Team Ohio (OH-S) v Santa Clara Sporting 91 (CA-N) 1
U-17 Boys 8 p.m. Manhattan Phoenix (ENY) v Slammers FC (CA-S) 2
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Age Group Time Home Visitor Field
U-17 Girls 10 a.m. Vardar (MI) v Challenge 92 (STX) 1
U-17 Girls 10 a.m. McLean MPS Dragons (VA) v Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) 2
U-16 Girls 12 p.m. Slammers FC (CA-S) v So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 1
U-16 Girls 12 p.m. Cleveland FC (OH-N) v Team Boca 92/93 (FL) 2
U-15 Girls 2 p.m. Wall Wombats (NJ) v FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) 1
U-15 Girls 2 p.m. San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CA-N) v San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S) 2
U-17 Boys 4 p.m. Santa Clara Sporting 91 (CA-N) v Manhattan Phoenix (ENY) 1
U-17 Boys 4 p.m. Slammers FC (CA-S) v Team Ohio (OH-S) 2
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Age Group Time Home Visitor Field
U-17 Girls 8 a.m. Laguna Hills Eclipse Black (CA-S) v Challenge 92 (STX) 1
U-17 Girls 8 a.m. McLean MPS Dragons (VA) v Vardar (MI) 2
U-16 Girls 10 a.m. So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) v Cleveland FC (OH-N) 1
U-16 Girls 10 a.m. Slammers FC (CA-S) v Team Boca 92/93 (FL) 2
U-15 Girls 12 p.m. FC Pennsylvania Strikers (EPA) v San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S) 1
U-15 Girls 12 p.m. Wall Wombats (NJ) v San Juan Spirits 94 Blue (CA-N) 2
U-17 Boys 2 p.m. Santa Clara Sporting 91 (CA-N) v Slammers FC (CA-S) 1
U-17 Boys 2 p.m. Manhattan Phoenix (ENY) v Team Ohio (OH-S) 2
*Subject to change  

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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.

Media Request: When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.

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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