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National Championship Berths Clinched at Midwest Regional Championships

June 28, 2023 05:00 PM


ST. LOUIS, Missouri (June 28, 2023) - More than 220 teams competed June 23-28 at the Midwest Regional Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. Games were played at the Lou Fusz Athletic Complex and Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex with a trip to the National Championships on the line. 


US Youth Soccer’s Midwest Region, which consists of 13 State Associations, will send 26 teams from the Regional Championships to the national competition held July 17-23 in Orlando, Florida. Multiple State Associations had teams crowned champions, with Illinois (3), Wisconsin (2), Nebraska (2), Ohio (2), Iowa (1), Indiana (1), Missouri (1), South Dakota (1), and Minnesota (1) all highlighted. 


Jeff Tottleben, head coach of LFA Tottleben 05G (MO), talked about what the 2023 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championship experience means to advance from regionals for a chance at the national title. 


“This is such a magnificent event, and over the years you get to know all these teams pretty well and realize how many good teams are out there," Tottleben said. "So, advancing out of the Midwest regionals would be amazing to see. This is our last hoorah here, so every excited to be with them this summer playing at this caliber of an event, so excited to see what we can do!”  

Look back at the Midwest Regional Championship Winners…


Age Group Champions Finalists
Ponys F.C. 2010 (IL)
WIUFC 2010 Boys Premier (WI)
14U Raiders FC 2009 (CR1-IL) Galaxy SC 2009 MWC (CR2-IL)
15U SC Wave Cadence 08 (WI) Galaxy 2008 MWC (IL)
16U FC United - DSM 2007B (IA) (AQ) Hoosier FC 2007 Elite Wolves NL (IN) (AQ)
17U GEA B 06B (NE)  Indiana Fire Elite 64 2006B (IN) 
18U Indiana Fire 2005B NL (IN)  STLDA 2005B Wipke (MO) 
19U Spire FC 2004 Boys (OH) Indiana Fire Elite 64 (IN)
*13-19U Champions will advance to the National Championships.


Age Group Champions Finalists
13U Columbus United G'10 Lions (OH) NWI Lions United 2010G Yellow (IN)
14U EBU U14G Elite 2009 (WI) Evolution 09 Girls Mercurial (IL)
15U Galaxy 2008 Girls Blue (IL) KC Fusion Academy 08 (CR2- KS) 
16U MO Rush 2007G (MO) Ohio Galaxies FC Elite 64 07G (OH) 
17U DASC 06G BLACK (SD) Club Ohio 06G National (CR3-OH)
18U 402 Development Academy 05G (NE)  LFA Tottleben 2005G (MO WC)
19U NOSC Blast 04 Girls (MN)  Indiana Fire 2004G Academy 2 (IN) 
*13-19U  Champions will advance to the National Championships.
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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
The US Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from USYS’s 54 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 USYS State Championships. State champions, along with selected representatives from the USYS National League Conferences, advance to compete in one of four USYS Regional Championships. In each gender age group, the four USYS Regional Champions, along with 12 qualifiers from USYS National League P.R.O. in the 14U-19U age groups, compete for the ultimate crown at the USYS National Championships. Overall, the USYS 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
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.