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Final Matchups Set at 2018 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships

2018 midwest regional championships

Schedule, Standings and Scores

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WESTFIELD, Ind. (June 26, 2018) – The remaining 28 teams are just one game away from advancing to the National Championships as semifinal games wrapped up on Sunday at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Ind.

13U Boys Soccer Nation Academy won a nail biter in its semifinal match to remain undefeated in the 2018 Midwest Regional Championships on its way to the finals.

“We have been together for three years and coming to regionals is exciting,” said head coach Luis Padilla “Our guys came to play and are focused on the tournament, giving everything, they have.”

The 224 participating US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams in the 13U through 19U age groups represent 14 State Associations- host Indiana Soccer, and Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

See how teams advanced to the finals:

13U Boys
The 13U Boys final will feature Soccer Nation Academy 05 (KS) and Pennine United 05 (OH-N). Soccer Nation advances after a thrilling win in kicks from the mark against Nationals Union 05 Black (MI) after the teams were still tied at two after overtime. Anthony Castor scored two both of the goals for Soccer Nation after they went down. Pennine defeated Raiders FC (IL) 2-0 in its semifinal game. Jack McDaniel put up the first goal for Pennine just six minutes into the second half and Zsombor Onodi extended the lead in the 64th minute.

13U Girls
CUP 05 North (OH-S) and KHA 05 Red (KY) will face off in the 13U Girls final. KHA won 3-0 against FC United 05 Pre-Academy (IL). Eleana Smith netted one of two goals for KHA in the second half, her third of the tournament. CUP faced off against Lou Fusz Geerling 05 (MO), winning 2-1. Maddie Sands scored one goal in each half to lead CUP past Lou Fusz.

14U Boys
Nationals Union 04 Black (MI) defeated Lexington FC 2004 BW (KY) 1-0 in a 14U Boys semifinal match. Anthony Hong scored the only goal of the game just nine minutes in to the game. Sporting BV SKC Academy 04 (KS) won 1-0 in overtime over Menace Soccer Academy (IA). Oscar LaOrden scored the game winning goal in the 84th minute. Nationals Union and Sporting BV will face off in the final.

14U Girls
Libertyville FC 1974 (IL) and Michigan Jaguars 04 Green (MI) are advancing to the 14U Girls final. Libertyville’s Meghan Mrowicki scored her fourth goal of the tournament and the lone goal of the game in the 47th minute to lead them to the win. Michigan faced SC Waukesha 04 Blue (WI) in a game that went scoreless in the first half. The first goal came in the 36th minute from Kyra Karfonta to give Michigan the lead. Michigan went on to score three more goals by three different players on its way to a 4-0 win.

15U Boys
Kalamazoo Kingdom SC 03 Red (MI) defeated CFJ City 2003 Pre-Academy (IL) in a 15U Boys semifinal. Kalamazoo won 4-0 with two goals coming in the last 10 minutes of the game. There were four different goal scorers for Kalamazoo. FC United 2003 Pre-Academy will face off against Kalamazoo after winning 2-1 against Nationals Union 03 Black (MI). Tommy Zipprich scored the first goal for FC United in the 35th minute to give them the lead. Ethan Burnstin scored in the 60th minute to extend the lead to two and win the game for FC United.

15U Girls
Michigan Jaguars 03 Green (MI) and Cleveland FC 03 (OH-N) will face each other in the 15U Girls final after they each won 1-0 in the semifinals. Brooke Sleeva scored the lone goal for Michigan against Lou Fusz 03 Blue (MO) in the 58th minute. Cleveland FC’s Jordyn Wickes scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the game to give them the win.

16U Boys
Club Ohio Green 1 (OH-S) advanced to the 16U Boys final with a 6-1 win over Midwest United FC 02 Royal (MI). Midwest United struck first with a goal from Joshua De Velder six minutes in to the game. After the first goal, it was all Club Ohio who scored the equalizer just six minutes later with a goal from Kyle Folds. Club Ohio went on to score three more goals in the first half. Folds scored his second goal of the game, seventh of the tournament, in the second half in the 53rd minute and Matthew McLaughlin scored three minutes later to give Club Ohio the five-goal lead. They will face REV Academy Black (MN) in the final who defeated SC Waukesha 02 Blue (WI) in the semfinals 3-0. All three goals came in the second half, starting with a goal from Jacob Salmon in the 52nd minute, he went on to score a second goal in the 69th minute.

16U Girls
North Shore United 02 Blue (WI) and Cleveland FC 02 (OH-N) will square off in the 16U Girls final. North Shore defeated Lou Fusz United Blue 02 (MO) 2-0. Maddison Baker netted her fifth goal of the tournament in the 57thminute to extend North Shore’s lead to two. They held on for the 2-0 victory. Cleveland FC advanced by winning 3-0 against Michigan Jaguars 02 Green (MI). Haley Anspach scored in the seventh minute and Morgan Pentz scored just six minutes later to give Cleveland the early 2-0 lead. Cleveland went on to win 3-0 after a goal by Stephanie Sturgeon in the 65th minute.

17U Boys
In the 17U Boys division, Galaxy 01 Blue (IL) won 4-1 in the semifinals against Javanon 2001 (KY). Galaxy scored quick with the first goal coming just five minutes in from Nick Renfro. All four of the goals for Galaxy came in the first half. SLSG Elite 01 (MO) defeated Club Ohio 01 Green 1 (OH-S) 2-1. SLSG took a 1-0 lead to halftime, but six minutes into the second half Jaggar Brooker netted the equalizer for Club Ohio. In the 90th minute, Samuel Rowan scored his sixth goal of the tournament to win the game for SLSG. Galaxy and SLSG will face off in the finals.

17U Girls
The 17U Girls final will feature FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO) and Pacesetter Villa Red (OH-N). FCKC advances after winning 3-2 against TFA Elite 01 (OH-S). All three goals came from Lily Farkas to give her a 17U Girls leading six goals, while Madelyn Pittman netted both goals for TFA. Pacesetter scored the first goal of the game against JB Marine Schneider (MO) in the 60th minute with a goal from Addison Graham. Rylee Clark secured the win in the final minute with a goal to give Pacesetter the 2-0 win.

18U Boys
Ohio Premier NL (OH-S) and Michigan Jaguars 00 Green (MI) will play to decide the winner of the 18U Boys division in the final. Ohio Premier’s Drew Fischer scored with four minutes left in the first half to give them the lead against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Elite 2000 (MO). They went on to win 1-0. Michigan won 2-0 against Toledo Celtics 2000 Black (OH-N) with both goals coming in the second half. Micah Sonnenberg scored just eight minutes into the second half and 11 minutes later Braydon Walker extended the lead to two for Michigan.

18U Girls
For the 18U Girls, Campton United (IL) and CDA Premier 00 (OH-S) will play in the final. Campton won 3-0 against MapleBrook Fury (MN). Hannah Rittenhouse scored her fifth goal of the tournament to give Campton the lead in the 52nd minute. In the 70th minute, Rachael Lutter scored to extend the lead to three. CDA defeated FC United 2000 Pre-Academy 2-1. Sophia Denison gave CDA the lead in the 20th minute and Morgan White extended the lead to two in the 71st minute with a goal. In the 87th minute, Keara Kerr cut the deficit to one, but CDA was able to hang on for the win.

19U Boys
FC United 1999 Select 1 (IL) pulled out a 2-1 victory over Michigan Wolves 99 (MI). Michigan scored quick with a goal from Torrence Weaver just nine minutes in to the game. Sahil Modi netted the equalizer with three minutes left in the first half. Two minutes in to the second half, Modi scored his second goal of the game to push FC United past Michigan. LTSC Union Showcase 99/00 (IL) will advance to play FC United after defeating Kansas Rush Academy 99 Gray (KS). Kansas scored the first goal of the game just four minutes in when Kyle Ruark found the back of the net. Isaiah Nieves netted the equalizer for LTSC in the 63rd minute. The game went to overtime where Nicholas Jacobs scored in the 112th minute to give LTSC the win.

19U Girls
NSA Shock (IL) defeated Minneapolis United Inferno (MN) in a 19U Girls division semifinal, while EGA 99 (NE) defeated SC Waukesha 99 Blue (WI) in the other 19U Girls semifinal game. NSA started quick with a goal from Kendra Pasquale just four minutes into the game. They went on to score three goals in the first half. Shaina Dudas extended the lead for NSA to four just three minutes into the second half. NSA went on to win 4-2. EGA won 2-1 with both goals coming in the second half. Cecilia Limongi scored the first goal in the 68th minute giving EGA the lead. After SC Waukesha found the equalizer, Alexis Kajdasz scored to give the lead back to EGA with two minutes left in the game.

Regional winners of the 13U through 19U age groups earn a berth to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, held July 23-29 at the Toyota Soccer Center 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. 

Daily reports and complete results from the Midwest Regional Championships are available on

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