Day 4 of 4 complete
National League Boys play resumes Feb. 13-15 in Weston, Fla.
Scores and Standings [link]
WILSON, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2009) – After four days of play, the US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, 16 and 17 Boys have solidified their spots until they meet again Feb. 13-15 in Weston, Fla., where they will continue competing for their ticket to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan., July 20-25.
The National League provides teams with meaningful matches and this round of play has allowed for additional exposure of the elite talent of those within the League as games have been played alongside the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys 1992 Winter Interregional and the NCAA Division I Men's College Cup Championships.
Throughout the four days of play, the sidelines have been filled with the nation's top college coaches seeking America's Best who play US Youth Soccer.
The teams came into this first weekend of National League play looking to gain as many points as possible to gain a strong lead in the standings as they are all working to advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-15 Boys Albion White of Cal South has put themselves in a solid position gaining their third win today over North Carolina's CASL Elite. The game looked to end in a tie up until the last minutes when Ariel Lassiter netted a 79th minute Albion goal for the 1-0 win.
Lemont Raiders of Illinois didn't waste any time in today's match against the Michigan Wolves. Ricardo Aldape scored in the first minute of play for Lemont, but 15 minutes later, the Wolves' Ali Jawad hit the equalizer. Looking for another opportunity to get ahead, Lemont's Jose Garcia netted a 35th minute goal for the Lemont 2-1 lead. In the second half, neither team could find the finisher and the game ended 2-1 for Lemont.
Two Michigan teams, Grand Rapids Crew Juniors and Waza FC Black, were not strangers when they took to the field in today's match. Grand Rapids was up 1-0 at the half after a Joe Sweet goal and kicked off the second half with a Jason Stacy 49th minute goal. Sean Conerty wrapped up the Grand Rapids 4-0 win with goals in the 68th and 78th minutes.
Today's win for Blast FC of Ohio South over Penn Fusion (E-PA) set them into second place in the Under-16 Boys age group. Louis Naiman scored for Blast in the 30th minute for a 1-0 score, which remained until the end of regulation.
The Under-17 Boys game between Ohio South's Blast FC Red and Campton United (IL) opened with a 3rd minute Campton goal by Tim Engel. Campton extended the lead to 2-0 with Noah Anthony's 27th minute shot. Greg Highley netted a Blast goal just minutes before half time for a 2-1 score. As the final minutes of stoppage time played out, AJ Fleak, whose natural position is goal keeper, netted one only seconds before the whistle blew for the 2-2 tie.
TSC 93 Red (OK) and CESA Premier 92 (SC) were scoreless until the 30th minute when Jordan McIntosh hit one for TSC. Ricardo Garbanzo came through for CESA with the 45th minute equalizer. Both teams looked to pull ahead, but neither was successful for a final score of 1-1.
Results | Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009
Albion SC (CA-S) 1, 94 CASL Elite (NC) 0
Goal scorers: Albion: Ariel Lassiter (79:00)
LAFC Chelsea (CA-S) 3, Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 2
Goal scorers: LAFC: William Raygoza (24:00) (26:00), Ivan Hernandez (39:00)
Texans: Jack Blanton (27:00), Brandon Aubrey (69:00)
Lemont Raiders (IL) 2, Michigan Wolves (MI) 1
Goal scorers: Lemont: Ricardo Aldape (1:00), Jose Garcia (35:00)
Wolves: Ali Jawad (16:00)
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 0, Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY) 0
Sereno 94 White (AZ) 1, Concorde Fire Elite (GA) 1
Goal scorers: Sereno: Preston Gayton (18:00)
Concorde: Douglass Jamison (54:00)
Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) 4, Waza FC 94 Black (MI) 0
Goal scorers: Grand Rapids: Joe Sweet (28:00), Jason Stacy (49:00), Sean Conerty (68:00) (78:00)
Solar Red 94 (N-TX) 1, Tulsa TSC 94 Black (OK) 1
Goal scorers: Solar: Harrison Kane (11:00)
TSC: Ryan Condotta (76:00)
Blast FC (OH-S) 1, Penn Fusion Academy Celtics (E-PA) 0
Goal scorers: Louis Naiman (30:00)
GSA Phoenix Red 93 (GA) 4, Elite FC Gladiators (NM) 0
Goal scorers: GSA: Walker Zimmerman (14:00) (63:00), Jayshon Simmons (49:00), Ado Junuzovic (58:00)
Hicksville Strikers (E-NY) 3, Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA) 0
Goal scorers: Hicksville: Keith McKenna (6:00), Kyle Arestivo (76:00), Matthew Wedelken (78:00)
Blast FC Red (OH-S) 2, Campton United (IL) 2
Goal scorers: Blast: Greg Highley (42:00), AJ Fleak (90:00+)
Campton: Tim Engel (3:00), Noah Anthony (27:00)
TSC 93 Red (OK) 1, CESA Premier 92 (SC) 1
Goal scorers: TSC: Jordan McIntosh (30:00)
CESA: Ricardo Garbanzo (45:00)
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