Champion Named as US Youth Soccer National League Under-15 Boys Season Wraps Up in Michigan
PONTIAC, Mich. (March 22, 2009) – The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15 Boys named a champion and solidified standings in their final day of competition at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Mich., a suburb of Detroit.
The Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI)
battled Waza FC 94 Black
to a 0:0 tie. Chase Rau (Crew) and Scott Poole (Waza) earned the shutouts in goal. With the draw, Crew finished second behind the League champion Baltimore Casa Mia Bays 94 (MD). By earning the top two League spots, the Bays and Crew will represent the National League at the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships July 21-26, in Lancaster, Mass., and earn the right to return to the League for the 2009-2010 season. Waza's fourth place League finish also earns them a slot in the follow season of League play.
In the second game of the day, Sockers FC Chicago (IL)
and Michigan Jaguars (MI)
also battled to a 0:0 draw. Nick Landsberger and Jeffrey Kreutz shared the shutout for the Sockers while Alex Kozlowski had the shutout for Jaguars.
US Youth Soccer National League Champions (as of 3/22/09)
The 2008-09 National League season will conclude with two Under-17 Boys makeup games that were postponed in Atlanta due to weather. The two contests will determine the League champion as well as the two teams that will represent the League at the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships. The date for the make up games will be announced soon.
Visit the US Youth Soccer National League Center to get up-to-date standings and scores.
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 Championships, played this July 21-26 in Lancaster, Mass., and the top four teams retain their spots in the National League for the following season.
US Youth Soccer National League Under-15 Boys Results
Waza FC 94 Black (MI) 0, Grand Rapids Crew Juniors-Bergsma (MI) 0
Sockers FC Chicago (IL) 0, Michigan Jaguars (MI) 0
Under-15 Boys – Baltimore Casa Mia Bays (MD)
Under-16 Boys - Dallas Texans 93 Red (NTX)
Under-17 Boys -
Under-15 Girls - San Diego Surf 93-94 White (CA-S)
Under-16 Girls - Dallas Texans 93 Red-Dallas (NTX)
Under-17 Girls - Dallas Texans Red 92 (NTX)
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 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/