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FRISCO, TEXAS (Feb. 15, 2010)
– The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Boys competing this weekend solidified their standings today at Central Park in Plantation, Fla.
The remaining four teams in each of the National League Boys age groups will resume play March 19-21 in Las Vegas, at the 2010 Player's Soccer Showcase where League standings will be finalized for all boys and girls teams. Champions will be crowned and the top two teams per gender age group will have their tickets punched to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships
in Overland Park, Kan., July 20-25.
The Under-15 Girls Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) and Under-17 Boys GSA Phoenix are the first of 12 National League teams to advance to the National Championships via the League.
Illinois Lemont Raiders and Dallas Texans 95 Red were at zeros until the second half when an own goal gave Lemont a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute. The lead was extended after a defensive miscue, and Lemont's Abel Guzman jumped on a loose ball for a 51st minute goal. To wrap up the 3-0 Lemont victory, Romo Gonzalo took a solo effort, sliding the ball under the keeper for a 76th minute goal.
The Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) and 94 CASL Elite (NC) were evenly matched with only one goal getting past the keeper. CASL's Yanni Hachem netted the only goal of the game in the 63rd minute from 12 yards out for the 1-0 CASL win.
The Under-15 Boys age group stands with CASL and Lemont tied for first place and Albion White (CA-S) close behind, but still with three games to play in Las Vegas where the League Champion and teams advancing to Nationals will be decided.
Waza FC 94 Black (MI) and Penn Fusion Academy Celtic (E-PA) held tight defensively for a 0-0 score until the 60th minute when Waza's Joey Serra had a free kick from 45-yards out that deflected off a defender and into the net. Penn Fusion's Adrian Neeley scored on a cross from teammate Keegan Rosenberry to tie it up in the 77th minute. Waza retaliated a minute later when Adriel Neely won the ball at midfield, and on a solo effort, beat two defenders, slotting the ball under the keeper to solidify the 2-1 win.
Tulsa TSC 94 Black (OK) took control early on against Concorde Fire Elite (GA) with two goals in the first half. The first came in the 15th minute when Alexander Bright capitalized off a scramble in front of the goal and the second from Anesuishe Raranje's header in the 25th minute. Concorde's Drew Morgan put one on the board off of a corner kick in the 54th minute. The game ended at 2-1 for TSC.
Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA) came out with a 2-0 halftime lead over Campton United (IL) scoring goals in the 18th and 24th minutes by Robert Friskey and Benjamin Maurey, both off of corner kicks. Maurey extended Penn's lead to 3-0 by heading Brandon Stevis' free kick past the keeper. Campton made a run for it with an 82nd minute Kevin Hilgart goal, but fell short for a final 3-1 score. The win places Penn in second place until the remaining four National League teams compete in Las Vegas.
After securing the League title and a seat in the National Championships, GSA Phoenix (GA) was looking to finish up their season as the second boys team to go undefeated through League play. In a match up with fellow Region III team, CESA Premier 92 (SC), it looked to end in a tie with the 0-0 score until the 72nd minute. Receiving a clean pass from teammate Ado Junuzovic, Chase Park netted a GSA goal from 12 yards out for the 1-0 victory.
US Youth Soccer National League Results | Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
Lemont Raiders (IL) 3, Dallas Texans 95 Red (N-TX) 0
Goal scorers: Lemont: Own goal (43:00), Abel Guzman (51:00), Romo Gonzalo (76:00)
94 CASL Elite (NC) 1, Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 0
Goal scorers: CASL: Yanni Hachem (63:00)
Waza FC 94 Black (MI) 2, Penn Fusion Academy Celtic (E-PA) 1
Goal scorers: Waza: Joey Serra (60:00), Adriel Neely (78:00)
Penn Fusion: Adrian Neeley (77:00)
Tulsa TSC 94 Black (OK) 2, Concorde Fire Elite (GA) 1
Goal scorers: Tulsa: Alexander Bright (15:00), Anesuishe Raranje (25:00)
Concorde: Drew Morgan (54:00)
Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA) 3, Campton United (IL) 1
Goal scorers: Penn Fusion: Robert Friskey (18:00), Benjamin Maurey (24:00)(72:00)
Campton: Kevin Hilgart (82:00)
GSA Phoenix Red 93 (GA) 1, CESA Premier 92 (SC) 0
Goal scorers: GSA: Chase Park (72:00)
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