GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 2, 2020) — As the fall 2020 season moves along, teams in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Conference are looking to make their mark and jockey for positioning in the standings. There will be plenty of opportunities for movement in the coming days, as more than 60 matches will take place in the Midwest Conference.
This weekend will feature several key matchups to keep an eye on in the Club vs. Club and Premier I Divisions, as teams look to build on the success of their season so far.
In the Girls Club vs. Club Division B Bracket, SC Wave will take on Libertyville FC 1974. This matchup between the two clubs will see the 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U girls teams compete. This will be SC Wave’s first matches in the Club vs. Club Division, as the club looks to build off recent success in US Youth Soccer competitions. SC Wave Juniors 04 Girls (WI) won the USYS National Championship in 2019 and will be taking on Libertyville FC 1974 Elite 04 Girls (IL), who will look to knock off the defending champs.
In the 16U Girls Premier I Division, a match to keep an eye on will see Kingdom SC 05 Red (MI) take on Nationals TriCounty 05 Girls Black (MI). This will be each team’s third game of the season, and a victory will slingshot the winner to the top half of the standings.
This offers another potential step up for Kingdom SC, which has climbed its way up into the Premier I Division in the last couple of seasons. In the spring 2019 season, Kingdom finished second in the First Division Black and earned promotion into the Premier II Division for the fall 2019 season. In the fall 2019 season, Kingdom finished near the top of the table and were elevated once again.
The Premier I Division is new territory for Kingdom but not for Nationals TriCounty, which will compete in its third season in top division of the Midwest Conference. TriCounty was a semifinalist in the 2019 USYS Midwest Regional Championships, losing to eventual National Championship finalist Lou Fusz Geerling 05 (MO). Kingdom and Nationals TriCounty will meet Saturday afternoon in Saginaw, Mich.
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