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US Youth Soccer National League Under-17 Boys Make Up Season-Determining Games in Philadelphia and Jackson, Miss.

April 14, 2009 10:00 PM
 
UPDATE: The US Youth Soccer National League Under-17 Boys game, Cobb FC (GA) v Dallas Texans - Houston 92 Red, has been rescheduled for  Sunday, April 19 at 7 a.m. because of storms in the Jackson, Miss., area.

For the most up-to-date schedules, scores and standing, visit the US Youth Soccer National League Center.
 
US Youth Soccer National League
 
US Youth Soccer National League Under-17 Boys Make Up Season-Determining Games in Philadelphia and Jackson, Miss.

A champion crowned; two qualify for National Championships
Two Eastern Pennsylvania rivals match up – YMS Xplosion v Lower Merion Velez
Cobb FC (GA) v Dallas Texans – Houston 92 Red (S-TX)
National League Schedules | Standings

FRISCO, Texas (April 15, 2009) – The US Youth Soccer National League Under-17 Boys will make up two games on Saturday, April 18. YMS Xplosion (E-PA) and Lower Merion Velez (E-PA) will play at Drexel University in Philadelphia at 7:15 p.m. ET and the Dallas Texans – Houston 92 Red (S-TX) and Cobb FC (GA) will play at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., at 5 p.m. CT.

"This is the most significant weekend of play for the Under-17 Boys as the two games determine final standings, a US Youth Soccer National League champion and which two teams will advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships this July in Lancaster, Mass.," said Paul Luchowski, US Youth Soccer National League commissioner.

YMS and Lower Merion, two Eastern Pennsylvania rivals, are tied with 14 points and are going head-to-head to secure one of the top spots in the National League, adding to that dynamic, the Texans-Houston are only one point behind at 13.

The National League is 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 seek 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.

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-17 Boys Current Standings
(as of 4-15-09)
Under-17 Boys
Wins Losses Ties Points GF GA GD
YMS Xplosion 4 0 2 14 20 7 13
Lower Merion Velez 4 0 2 14 10 5 5
Dallas Texans - Houston 92 Red 4 1 1 13 10 3 7
Slammers FC 2 2 3 9 11 10 1
Santa Clara Sporting 91 2 4 1 7 7 14 -7
Team Ohio 1 3 3 6 3 9 -6
Manhattan Phoenix 1 4 2 5 4 9 -5
Cobb FC 0 4 2 2 4 12 -8
 
 

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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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