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National League Boys and Girls begin final weekend of League play in Las Vegas

March 18, 2010 10:00 PM
 
Day 1 of 3 complete
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FRISCO, Texas (March 19, 2010)
– The US Youth Soccer National League Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 Boys and Girls resumed league play today at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, alongside the 2010 Player's Soccer Showcase. Each age group is represented by four of the League's eight teams.

This is the final weekend of National League play. When standings are finalized on Sunday, March 21, champions will be crowned, two teams from each age group will advance to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships and the top four teams in the Under-15 and Under-16 Boys and Girls age groups will earn the right to return to National League play for the 2010-2011 season.

Under-15 Girls
Hurricane FC (OK) beat the San Diego Surf White (CA-S) today, 1-0. Claire Kelley scored a last minute goal in the 80th minute for Hurricane. This is Hurricane's third win in League play and has moved them to third place in standings. Hurricane competes against the fourth place team, So Cal Blues, tomorrow.

Under-16 Girls
NASA Elite II (GA) are one step closer to their goal of advancing to the US Youth Soccer National Championships after winning in a close match against the So Cal Blues (CA-S), 1-0. Sam Thomas scored the lone goal of the match in the 34th minute for the NASA win. Last year, NASA lost in the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships and saw their Under-19 Boys team play in the finals for the McGuire Cup. Tomorrow, they face the San Diego Surf in a challenging matchup.

Dave Smith, head coach of NASA said, "It would be a great accomplishment for this group of girls and our club [to go to the National Championships]. They work really hard and nine of [our players] are on ODP. They deserve the opportunity. If we can play these next two days like we played today and have the fortune we had today, I think we are going to Overland Park, Kan."

Under-17 Girls
The Slammers FC (CA-S) are in third place with two days of League play remaining. Today, the Slammers won 1-0 over the Cleveland FC (OH-N). In the 78th minute, Kassidy Hause secured the Slammers' win. With two days of play remaining, the Slammers hope to secure one of the top two League spots in the National Championships.

Currently, the standings leader, So Cal Blues remains undefeated after a win over the Eagles (CA-S), 4-2.

Under-15 Boys
Albion SC (CA-S) retained their top spot in standings after a win today over the Michigan Wolves (MI), 1-0. Through an individual effort, Richard Kirouac scored with the outside of his right foot from an angle 10 yards out into the side netting in the 77th minute. The competition was strong and the Wolves had many good chances.

Under-16 Boys
Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) won their fourth game of the National League today over Sereno 94 White (AZ), 1-0. Jason Stacy's goal in the 29th minute keeps Grand Rapids at the top of the Under-16 Boys standings.

Under-17 Boys
Elite FC Gladiators (NM), new to the National League in the 2009-2010 season, won their first match of League play today. They won 3-0 against the Blast FC Red (OH-S). Drew James on scored in the 11th minute off a header. In the second half, Andrew Thoma scored after going one-on-one with the keeper in the 67th minute and Ian Rosado finished 87th minute.

"The competition has been exceptional here. Being able to come out to these events and play some of the best teams in the nation really helps us prepare for the better things," said Nicolas Miele, Elite FC.

National League action continues Saturday, March 20 at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex with games starting at 10 a.m. PST. For complete standings, scores and schedules, visit the National League Center or go to /National_League/. Follow National League on Twitter (@nationalleague) and on
Facebook.

US Youth Soccer National League Results | Friday, March 19, 2010

Under-15 Girls
So Cal Blues-Draluck (CA-S) 3, VSA Heat Blue (VA) 3
Goal Scorers: So Cal: Kelly Fitzgerald (9:00), Amber Munerlyn (50:00) (54:00)
VSA: Caitlin Hite (31:00), Morgan Reuther (53:00), Ashley Herndon (60:00)

Hurricane FC 95 Rhein (OK) 1, San Diego Surf (CA-S) 0
Goal Scorers: Hurricane: Claire Kelley (80:00)

Under-16 Girls
NASA G12 Elite II (GA) 1, So Cal Blues-Pearson (CA-S) 0
Goal Scorers: NASA: Samantha Thomas (34:00)

San Diego Surf (CA-S) 2, Scorpions Elite (MA) 0

Goal Scorers: Surf: Kate Perry (48:00) (74:00)

Under-17 Girls
So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S) 4, Eagles (CA-S) 2
Goal Scorers: Blues: Emily Goldstein (12:00), Erica Mazeau (32:00) (52:00) (70:00)
Eagles: Laura McGrail (71:00) (85:00)

Slammers FC (CA-S) 1, Cleveland FC (OH-N) 0
Goal Scorers: Slammers: Kassidy Hause (78:00)

Under-15 Boys
Albion SC (CA-S) 1, Michigan Wolves (MI) 0
Goal Scorers: Albion: Richard Kirouac (77:00)

Under-16 Boys
Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) 1, Sereno 94 White (AZ) 0
Goal Scorers: Crew: Jason Stacy (29:00)

Blast FC (OH-S) 2, Solar Red 94 (N-TX) 0

Goal Scorers: Blast: Jeremy Fernandes (5:00), Jared Newman (20:00)

Under-17 Boys
Elite FC Gladiators (NM) 3, Blast FC Red (OH-S) 0
Goal Scorers: Elite FC: Drew Jameson (11:00), Andrew Thoma (67:00), Ian Rosado (87:00)

TSC 93 Red (OK) 3, Hicksville Strikers (E-NY) 0
Goal Scorers: TSC: Christian Mata (38:00), Omar Mata (55:00), Roberto Almaguer (87:00)
Hicksville: Timothy Parker (51:00)

Upcoming Matches | Saturday, March 20

Boys Time Home   Visitor Field
Under-15 1:30 p.m. Michigan Wolves (MI) v LAFC Chelsea (CA-S) 3
Under-15 1:30 p.m. Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY) v Albion SC (CA-S) 4
Under-16 10 a.m. Sereno 94 White (AZ) v Blast FC (OH-S) 8
Under-16 11:45 a.m. Solar Red 94 (N-TX) v Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) 4
Under-17 10 a.m. Hicksville Strikers (E-NY) v Elite FC Gladiators (NM) 7
Under-17 Noon Blast FC Red (OH-S) v TSC 93 Red (OK) 8
           
Girls Time Home   Visitor Field
Under-15 10 a.m. Hurricane FC 95 Rhein (OK) v So Cal Blues - Draluck (CA-S) 3
Under-15 10 a.m. VSA Heat Blue (VA) v San Diego Surf White (CA-S) 4
Under-16 11:45 a.m. Scorpions Elite (MA) v So Cal Blues - Pearson (CA-S) 3
Under-16 2 p.m. NASA G12 Elite II (GA) v San Diego Surf (CA-S) 7
Under-17 Noon So Cal Blues - Dodge (CA-S) v Cleveland FC (OH-N) 7
Under-17 2 p.m. Slammers FC (CA-S) v Eagles (CA-S) 8

*Subject to change. All times are local.

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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.

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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/.

 

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