LAS VEGAS (Nov. 20, 2017) -- The first weekend of play has come to an end in the 2017-18 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League's Desert Premier League (DPL) for the 15U-19U Boys and Girls.
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This past weekend was held at three locations throughout Las Vegas and the next and final weekend of play will be held at the Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Arizona from March 2-4.
See photos from Day 1 (Friday) | Day 2 (Saturday)
Team performance highlights…
15U Girls - LVPSA '03 Girls Red (LV) jumped out to a great start winning all three matches while scoring nine goals and conceding just one. AZ Arsenal 03 Premier Teal are right on their heels with eight points after winning their first two matches and then playing to a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Watch highlights from Impact United Soccer Club's victory from Friday.
16U Girls - La Roca Futbol 02G (UT) also enjoyed a strong weekend of play winning all three of their matches including their opening match where they scored four goals. Utah Soccer Alliance Premier 02 (UT) are just two points behinds them after they won matches #2 and #3 after playing to a draw in their opener. Watch highlights from Utah Soccer Alliance Premier's victory from Saturday.
17U Girls - FC Boulder 01 Girls Elite (CO) scored just four goals, but it was enough as they won all three of their matches thanks to a strong defensive showing where they conceded just one goal. Forza FC 01 (UT) are second with seven points and they are leading the group in goals scored with seven.
18U Girls - The big girls winners from the weekend were Utah Celtic FC 00 (UT) who scored a 14 goals, a girls weekend high, including eight in their opener on Friday night. They won all three matches and have a solid lead in the group as Rio Rapids 00G (NM) are second with five points. Watch highlights from from Utah Celtic's victory from Friday.
19U Girls - Albion SCLV GU18 99 Academy (LV) are the group leaders with seven points and right behind them are SC del Sol 99/00G (AZ) with six and Utah FC 99 (UT) with five.
15U Boys - FBSL Tuzos Academy 03 (AZ) won all three matches this weekend and are first in the group with 15 points (they played two matches prior to this weekend). In second is LVSA '03 Boys Silver (NV) who also won all three matches this weekend.
16U Boys - This is the only group with three teams tied for first as LVSA '02 Boys Red (NV), LA Roca Premier '02 (UT), and FBSL Tuzos Academy 02 (AZ) all won two matches and earned a draw. In the only matchup between these three teams, Tuzos and La Roca played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
17U Boys - Sparta United 01 (UT), another team that played a match prior to this weekend, are the group leaders with 12 points after winning all three matches this weekend. Right behind them is a log jam with four teams at six points. The teams are: FC Boulder 01 Boys Elite (CO), SC del Sol 01 Boys (AZ), Valparaiso United FC 01 (AZ), and LVSA '01 Boys Red (NV). Watch highlights from Valparaiso's victory from Friday.
18U Boys - Downtown LVSC 00 Academy (NV) enjoyed a strong weekend of play winning all three matches. Sitting two points behind them are SC del Sol 00 Boys (AZ) and La Roca S 00 AB (UT) who have seven points each.
The DPL provides an opportunity for the most competitive teams in its portion of US Youth Soccer Region IV to play each other on a scheduled basis while also competing for placement in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Farwest Regional Championships (13U-19U), as well as the highly-competitive US Youth Soccer National League (13U-17U).
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (Region I Eastern Regional League, Region II Midwest Regional League, Region III Southern Regional Premier League and Region IV Far West Regional League). Each league provides the best-localized matchups and an opportunity for advancement to play at the national level – giving players great opportunities for development while offering college coaches a chance to see the top players in the region compete in meaningful games.
For more information on the DPL, click here.