FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2020) — This past weekend, the US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP Soccer, kicked off its Fall 2020 season with boys and girls games in the 13U and 14U age groups.
The opening weekend of play marked the start of each team's journey in the pursuit of earning a berth to the 2021 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships, which will take place June 25-July 1, 2021 at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, N.J.
The first week of conference play featured so many competitive games and set the stage for what will be an exciting season.
The 13U Boys Premier I Division featured several top games over the weekend, including 2019 New Jersey State Cup champion NJ Premier FC 2008 Boys visiting Freehold SL Celtic. NJ Premier picked up where it left off last year, as it started its season with a 4-2 victory. Sunday afternoon also saw Cedar Stars Academy Newark 2008 NL host PSA National 08 Boys, with PSA National coming away with the 4-1 win. On Saturday, two of Eastern Pennsylvania's top clubs faced off, as Lehigh Valley United 2008 Boys Black managed to keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 08 Black.
The 14U Boys Premier I Division saw 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup champion VSA 1776 Centurions welcome New Jersey side Deptford Premier FC 07, which earned promotion to the Premier I Division after its performance last fall. Deptford FC proved it belonged in the division, as the game ended in a 1-1 tie. The 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania semifinalist, YMS 2007 Premier Blackout, traveled over the Delaware River to take on PDA Hibernian Scholes, and PDA earned a 3-0 win. Both squads who reached the 2019 New Jersey State Cup finals were in action over the weekend, with finalist NJ Premier FC 2007 Boys visiting NJ Stallions Academy 07 Real, while champion SC Vistula Garfield 2007 Lewandowski visited Cedar Stars Academy Newark 2007. Both NJ Premier FC and SC Vistula Garfield won their respective first matches in commanding fashion to start off what looks to be another strong season for the teams.
The 13U Girls Premier I Division kicked off Saturday with Wall Elite Chelsea hosting Cedar Stars Academy Staten Island. Wall Elite’s possession-oriented style got the best of Cedar Stars, with Wall Elite winning a tight game, 1-0. On Sunday, back-to-back New Jersey State Cup champion Torpedoes SC Red traveled to the Jersey Shore to take on Toms River Futbol Lady Strikers, with Torpedoes SC returning home with a 4-0 win. Sunday also saw 2019 New Jersey State Cup semifinalist Cinnaminson SC Union host Dynamite Academy WSC 2008G, with the home side proving to be too much to handle and winning the match, 4-0.
The 14U Girls Premier I Division saw 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup finalist Philadelphia SC Coppa 07 in the first game of the weekend, when the side took on Match Fit Academy FC Girls Shore. The two teams were able to score one goal apiece as the first game in the division ended as a 1-1 draw. On Sunday, 2019 New Jersey State Cup finalist Torpedoes SC hosted CSA Bergen 07 National, while 2019 New Jersey State Cup semifinalist PSA National welcomed conference newcomer Manhattan SC Sporting 07 NPL. Torpedoes SC and PSA National each came out on top in their respective match ups.
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