2022 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships Comes to a Close in Boise, Idaho
BOISE, ID (June 26, 2022) – More than 220 teams competed at the 2022 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships at the Simplot Sports Complex in Boise, Idaho, this week.
Thousands of players, parents and college coaches were on hand as the teams competed for a spot at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, later this summer.
Utah led the field with four teams being crowned 2022 Far West Regional champions, while California-South, Hawaii, and Nevada each had two. Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington all finished with one regional champion.
2022 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Champions
|Boys 13U – Boca Orange County (CA-S)||Girls 13U – Arizona Soccer Club (AZ)|
|Boys 14U – Las Vegas Diversity FC (NV)||Girls 14U – Arsenal Colorado (CO)|
|Boys 15U – UIFC Laguna FC (CA-S)||Girls 15U – Wasatch SC (UT)|
|Boys 16U – Sparta United B06 (UT)||Girls 16U – Leahi Soccer Club (HI)|
|Boys 17U – Hawaii Rush (HI)||Girls 17U – Utah Avalanche (UT)|
|Boys 18U – Portland City United SC (OR)||Girls 18U – Utah Soccer Alliance USA (UT)|
|Boys 19U – Albion SC Las Vegas (NV)||Girls 19U – Three Rivers Soccer Club (WA)|
Notes on some of the Far West Regional Champions:
The Arizona Soccer Club (AZ) made history on Sunday by capturing its first ever regional championship, defeating Las Vegas Surf (NV) 2-1 in the final. The Arizona Soccer Club scored 16 goals throughout the tournament.
Las Vegas Diversity FC (NV) secured the 14U Boys Far West Regional Championship with a 3-1 win over Westside Timbers (OR). During the last three games, Diversity FC scored nine goals while allowing only three.
Plenty of goals were scored in the 15U Girl’s finals, which proved to be one of the most competitive at the Far West Regional Championships. Wasatch SC (UT) ultimately came out victorious, earning a 4-3 win over Idaho Rush Soccer Club (ID).
Sparta United (UT) earned the 16U Boys title with a 3-1 win over Three Rivers Soccer Club (WA). The Utah squad tallied 20 goals during the tournament and only allowed seven.
The Hawaii Rush 05B (HI) relied on a strong offensive performance during the knockout stages to claim the 17U Boys regional championship. The Hawaiin side secured first place with a 3-0 win over United PDX (OR) on Sunday.
The battle for the 18U Girls regional championship title featured two teams from Utah squaring off on Saturday. The Utah Soccer Alliance USA Metro (UT) earned their spot to Nationals with a 3-1 victory over Utah County Soccer Club (UT).
Three Rivers Soccer Club (WA) claimed the sole regional championship for Washington with a 3-1 win over United PDX (OR). Three Rivers Soccer Club had some close games during the knockout stages but did what they needed in order to earn the regional championship title.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships consists of regional champions in the 13U-19U Boys and Girls age groups, as well as the National League qualifiers in the 14U-19U Boys and Girls age groups.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will be held from July 19-24 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
More on the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships is available here.
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 https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/national-championship-series/.
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.