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2009–2010 US Youth Soccer National League season kicks off in December

September 6, 2009 10:00 PM
 
 

US Youth Soccer National League


2009–2010 US Youth Soccer National League season kicks off in December

Top teams converge for elite, national competition for boys and girls
Gateway to identification, development and US Youth Soccer National Championships for top Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls teams

FRISCO, Texas (September 7, 2009) – Entering its third season, the US Youth Soccer National League today announces the 2009–2010 season schedule featuring top teams in the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Girls and Boys age groups. League play kicks off with girls' games Dec. 3-6 in College Station, Texas, followed by boys' games Dec. 10-13 in Wilson, N.C. 

Both kickoff events will be held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's and Men's College Cups to provide greater exposure to collegiate coaches. Over the course of the 2009-2010 season, the League will play at top venues across the country including games at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (Fla.), Bettye Wilson Fields (Nev.), and Wilson Gillette Soccer Complex (N.C.).

"The US Youth Soccer National League was created to provide top competition and exposure to collegiate, professional and national team coaches for boys and girls seeking to play at the next level," said Paul Luchowski, commissioner of the US Youth Soccer National League. "The League has experienced a new level of growth and exposure in each of its first two seasons, and we highly anticipate the third season will continue to raise the bar. With the first contests being tied into the NCAA Women's and Men's College Cups, as well as the others with additional college showcase events, there are tremendous scouting opportunities available for the elite talent within the National League." 

The League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League, Midwest Regional League, Region III Premier League and Far West Regional League).  The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development and opportunities for exposure at the next level.  In addition to recruiting opportunities, National League teams compete for the league title and two slots per gender age group to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Since its inception, teams representative of the National League have captured a combined eight US Youth Soccer National Championships. In 2008, seven of the eight championship finals slots in the Under-15 and 16 age groups were won by National League teams, which resulted in the League's first four National Championships. The League notched four more National Championship titles in 2009 including the Under-15 Boys (Baltimore Casa Mia Bays) and Girls (San Diego Surf) as well as Under-16 Boys (Dallas Texans 93 Red) and Under-17 Girls (Eclipse Select).

For information about the League visit www.USYouthSoccer.org/national_league. Player information, complete game schedules, standings and more will be announced and available on www.USYouthSoccer.org.  

2009- 2010 US Youth Soccer National League Season Schedule
Dec. 3-6 College Station, Texas, Penberthy Fields (Girls Under-15, 16 and 17)
Dec. 10-13 Wilson, N.C, Gillette Soccer Complex (Boys Under-15, 16 and 17)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 Orlando, Fla., Disney Wide World of Sports (Girls Under-15, 16 and 17)
Feb. 13-15 TBA (Boys Under-15, 16 and 17)
March 19-21 Las Vegas, Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex (Under-15, 16 and 17 Girls and Boys)
*All schedules are subject to change  

US Youth Soccer National League Teams (2009-2010 Season)
Under-15 Boys
Under-15 Girls
94 CASL Elite (NC)
Dallas Texans 95 Red Dallas (N-TX)
Albion SC (CA-S)
Hurricane FC 95 Rhein (OK)
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD)
NSA Premier Fireballs (IL)
Dallas Texans 95 Red Dallas (N-TX)
San Diego Surf White (CA-S)
Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY)
Scorpions SC (MA)
LAFC Chelsea (CA-S)
So Cal Blues-Draluck (CA-S)
Lemont Raiders (IL)
Sockers FC Chicago (IL)
Michigan Wolves 95 (MI)
VSA Heat Blue (VA)
 
 
Under-16 Boys
Under-16 Girls
Blast FC (OH-S)
Dallas Texans 94 Red Dallas (N-TX)#
Concorde Fire Elite (GA)
FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA)#
Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI)#
KC Select Scream Red (MO)
Penn Fusion Academy Celtic (E-PA)
NASA G12 Elite II (GA)
Solar Red 94 (N-TX)#
NSA Premier Fury (IL)#
Tulsa TSC 94 Black (OK)
San Diego Surf (CA-S)*#
Waza FC 94 Black (MI)#
Scorpions Soccer Elite (MA)
Sereno 94 White (AZ)
So Cal Blues-Pearson (CA-S)
 
 
Under-17 Boys
Under-17 Girls
Blast FC Red (OH-S)#
Cleveland FC (OH-N)
Campton United Navy (IL)
Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas (N-TX)#
Carolina Elite Premier 92 (SC)
Eagles (CA-S)
Elite FC Gladiators (NM)
Montclair Thunderbolts (NJ)
GSA Phoenix Red 93 (GA)#
Ponte Vedra Storm (FL)
Hicksville Strikers (E-NY)
Slammers FC (CA-S)#
Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA)#
So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S)#
TSC 93 Red
Syosset Sting (E-NY)
*2009 US Youth Soccer National Champion
 
# Returning to the National League from 2008-2009 season
 

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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 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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