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Complete Midwest Regional Championship Recaps
FRISCO, Texas (June 29, 2018) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 14 champions of the 2018 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships and commend their success in the state and regional championships of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.
2018 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions
||Soccer Nation Academy 05
||Kansas City, Kan.
||KHA 05 Red
||Nationals Union 04 Black
||# Sporting BV SKC Academy 04
||Kansas City, Kan.
||Libertyville FC 1974
||FC United 2003 Pre-Academy
||Cleveland FC 03
||Club Ohio Green 1
||North Shore United 02 Blue
||SLSG Elite 01
||St. Louis, Mo.
||# Galaxy 2001 Blue
||FCKC Academy Blues Elite
||Kansas City, Mo.
||# Pacesetter Villa Red
||Michigan Jaguars 00 Green
||CDA Premier 00
||FC United 1999 Select 1
# Advances to National Championships as Midwest Regional Championships Representative. 14U Boys Nationals Union 04 Black (MI), 17U Boys SLSG Elite 01 (MO), and 17U Girls FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO) to represent National League.
Illinois led the way with four Midwest Regional Champions, while Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio South each had two winners. Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio North, and Wisconsin each had one champion.
The Midwest Regional Champions have earned the opportunity to advance to the third and final stage of their quest for the National Championship. The teams will join the 40 National League qualifiers and the champions from the Eastern Regional Championships, Southern Regional Championships and Far West Regional Championships for the National Championships in Frisco, Texas.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
The National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Regional League winners and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the 13U through 19U age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals in Frisco, Texas.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the 14U through 18U Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.
This year, live broadcasts of games will be available from the championships on the official website including daily reports and complete results.
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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (13U through 19U) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The 14U through 18U Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
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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.