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FRISCO, Texas (May 31, 2016) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the schedule for the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships to be played June 20-26 at Simplox Sports Complex in Boise, Idaho.
The US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships, which will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, kickoff with round robin games Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22. Following a day of rest, quarterfinal matches are Friday, June 24, and semifinals are Saturday, June 26. The Under-19 girls final will occur Friday, June 24. The remaining US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions will be crowned on Sunday, June 26.
Friday, June 24 — Under-13 - Under-18
Saturday, June 25 — Under-13 - Under-19
Friday, June 24 — Under-19 Girls
Sunday, June 26 — Under-13 - Under-18 & Under-19 Boys
US Youth Soccer State Cup and Far West Regional League champions from 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region IV, including host Idaho, will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Teams competing in the Regional Championships advanced through the first step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advance to the one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where over 900 teams compete.
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 26-31, 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 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The event provides more than 185,000 players from US Youth Soccer's 55 state associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation, while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The Series is known as the ultimate destination for the country's collegiate soccer coaches and the future of soccer.
For complete game scores, stories, standings, video and more from the regional and national finals, visit the online home to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org. For the latest in the Region IV Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/RegionIV. For media members interested in covering the 2016 Region IV Championships, please find information on credential applications here.