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Region I Champions League teams advance to 2016 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships



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FRISCO, Texas (May 26, 2016) — Through success in the US Youth Soccer Region I Champions League, several teams have punched their ticket to the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships, to be played July 1-5 at the Barboursville Soccer Complex in Barboursville, W.Va.

The Region I Champions League qualifiers will join US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select wild card teams, as more than 260 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls sides from the 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations compete for the regional title. Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on

Region I is comprised of 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations, including Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Region I Champions League provides an opportunity for the most competitive teams in US Youth Soccer Region I to play each other on a scheduled basis while also competing for placement in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the highly-competitive US Youth Soccer National League.

The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (Region I Champions League, Region II Midwest Regional League, Region III Southern Premier League and Region IV Far West Regional League). Each league provides the best localized matchups and an opportunity for advancement to play at the national level — giving players great opportunities for development while facing top competition.

The teams who have qualified for the Region I Championships help make up the 32 Region I Champions League sides who have also earned their place into the National League for the 2016-17 season. The Region I Champions League Playoff winners and finalists in the Under-13 and Under-17 age groups have qualified for next year’s National League, while the first- through fourth-place teams in the Under-14 through Under-16 age groups have also earned a berth into the 2016-17 National League. A complete list of National League qualifiers can be found here.

2016 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships Qualifiers

Age Group Team
Under-13 Boys Arlington SA Barca Red (VA)
Under-14 Boys Baltimore Darby 01/02 (MD)
Under-15 Boys HMMS Eagle FC 00 Titans (PA-E)
Under-16 Boys Loudoun 99 Red (VA)
Under-17 Boys Penn Fusion 98 Elite (PA-E)
Under-18 Boys Dix Hills Elite (NY-E)
Age Group Team
Under-13 Girls South Shore Select Elite (MA)
Under-14 Girls BRYC 01 Elite (VA)
Under-15 Girls NJ Stallions Freedom (NJ)
Under-16 Girls Beadling SC Bombers 99/00 (PA-W)
Under-17 Girls WNY Flash Academy 98/99 (NY-W)
Under-18 Girls Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W)

2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League Qualifiers | Boys

Age Group Finish Team
Under-13 1st Arlington SA Barca Red (VA)
Under-13 2nd Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W)
Under-14 1st Baltimore Darby 01/02 (MD)
Under-14 2nd Beadling SC (PA-W)
Under-14 3rd Bethesda South 01 (VA)
Under-14 4th Bethesda Blue 01 (MD)
Under-15 1st HMMS Eagle FC 00 Titans (PA-E)
Under-15 2nd OBGC Rangers Blue (MD)
Under-15 3rd FPYC Fury/Evergreen FC (VA)
Under-15 4th Delaware Rush 00 (DE)
Under-16 1st Loudoun 99 Red (VA)
Under-16 2nd North United SC 99 Premier (PA-W)
Under-16 3rd FC Montco Die Mannschaft (PA-E)
Under-16 4th BRYC 99 Elite (VA)
Under-17 1st Penn Fusion 98 Elite (PA-E)
Under-17 2nd Baltimore Bays 98/99 (MD)

2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League Qualifiers | Girls

Age Group Finish Team
Under-13 1st South Shore Select Elite (MA)
Under-13 2nd HMMS Impact Eagle FC (PA-E)
Under-14 1st BRYC 01 Elite (VA)
Under-14 2nd South Shore Select Elite (MA)
Under-14 3rd 1776 United FC Xtreme (PA-E)
Under-14 4th Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W)
Under-15 1st NJ Stallions Freedom (NJ)
Under-15 2nd Century V Gold (PA-W)
Under-15 3rd FC Virginia United Elite 00 (VA)
Under-15 4th HBC Impact 00 (NY-E)
Under-16 1st Beadling SC Bombers 99/00 (PA-W)
Under-16 2nd Arsenal FC Premier Pride (PA-W)
Under-16 3rd FC Penn Strikers (PA-E)
Under-16 4th WNY Flash 99/00 (NY-W)
Under-17 1st WNY Flash Academy 98/99 (NY-W)
Under-17 2nd ABGC Annandale United FC (VA)

The Region I Championships feature top teams in the Under-12 through Under-19 age groups beginning with round robin games Friday, July 1, through Sunday, July 3. Semifinal matches will be played Monday, July 4 and the Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on July 5.

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 25-31, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.

The National Championships, along with each of the four Regional Championships, offer teams with additional opportunities for development and exposure to college coaches as they compete among the nation’s best. A majority of players who compete in US Youth Soccer National Championships Series events go on to play at the next level, including with U.S. Soccer National Teams, and many selections in the MLS and NWSL Drafts have competed in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series during their youth careers.


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