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GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 17, 2012) – More than 200 teams began play at the US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships presented by National Guard, and Sunday the field was whittled to 96 quarterfinal teams. Sunday's games marked the third and final day of preliminary games and the sense of urgency was tangible as numerous teams were playing with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line. The conditions were ideal at MeSA and Wenwood Soccer Complexes, enabling the best youth soccer players to play their best when it counted. Dozens of college and national team coaches were on hand to witness the elevated play and evaluate players.

U-18 Girls 95 Concorde Fire Elite (GA) and OFC (OK) both had a slot secured in the quarterfinal round when they met Sunday. Myra Fisher gave Concorde an early lead as she found the net in the 2nd minute. In response, OFC would rattle off four straight goals, including a Heidi Greeson double. Georgia pulled a goal back in the 74th, but OFC went on to win 4-2.

NASA 12 Elite (GA) continued its regional title defense Sunday, needing a result against hometown rival United FA 94 Elite (GA) to control its own path into the quarterfinals. Brooke Theobald stepped up for her team, firing a goal in just the 4th minute for NASA. Needing to stay sharp at both ends of the field, NASA held on for the 1-0 and top spot in the pool.

Winless on the week thus far, BRSC 95 Black (LA) and SCUFC 94 Elite) (SC) played for pride on their final day of regional competition. BRSC’s Annabell Simpson got her team on the board just after the opening whistle. Nicole Newton would double BRSC’s lead before Anna Westbrook pulled one back for South Carolina. Kassidy Zeringue netted an insurance goal for Louisiana and the game ended 3-1.

After a heartbreaking defeat in the 2011 regional final, Brentwood 94 Premier (TN) entered day three needing a result against Legends (AL) and some help from the other game in the pool to advance to the knock out rounds of the 2012 tournament. Brentwood certainly did its part, notching a convincing 5-0 victory, led by a Chesney White double.  The result launched Brentwood to the top of its pool and to a spot in the quarterfinals.

In U-16 boys pool play, 95 NCA Alliance (NC) came through with a critical win over 2011 regional finalist GSA 96 Phoenix Red (GA) to secure top spot in the pool as both teams move on to knock out stages. Brandon Millington scored the decisive goal for NCA in the 54th minute.

Concorde Fire Elite (GA) secured a spot in the quarterfinals by keeping a clean sheet against Arkansas Comets (AR). Defense reigned supreme on the day as neither team was able to create threatening scoring chances. The draw marks the end of the road at the region championships for the Comets.

Needing a result to advance,Brentwood 95 Premier (TN)couldn’t capitalize in front of goal and had to settle for a 0-0 draw with OFC 96 (OK). This draw marked the third in as many games for Brentwood, and the second on the week for OFC.

After grinding out wins in the first two preliminary games, Jacksonville United FC exploded for six goals and an emphatic victory over Vestavia Steamers (AL). After two Jacksonville goals in the first 20 minutes, Joshua Castellanos scored another just before half. Jacksonville faces a touch quarterfinal matchup with GSA.  

Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Rock Hill, S.C., July 25-29 at Manchester Meadows.

Complete Sunday Scores:

Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 AL BUSA 99 United 0 SC CESA 98 Premier 2
Under-13 OK Tulsa Blitz 99 white 2 TX-S Lonestar 99 Red North 0
Under-13 FL Sunrise Sting 98/99 4 AR Little Rock Futbol Club 99 0
Under-13 TX-N Dallas Texans 0 NC 98 CSA Charlotte SA Tiro 0
Under-13 TN TNFC 99 Valkyrie 5 LA MSC Lakers 1
Under-13 MS BFC 99 0 GA Tophat 17 Gold 10
Under-14 FL FC Florida 97 Premier 0 SC CESA 97 Premier 2
Under-14 LA BRSC 98 Black 1 AR Arkansas Comets 98 3
Under-14 MS TFC United 98 1 TN TNFC 98 Azzurri 3
Under-14 GA CFC Lady Chiefs 98 Premier 1 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Nike Blue 1
Under-14 OK Oklahoma Football Club 0 TN TNFC 98 Avanti 0
Under-14 TX-S AHFC 98G 0 OK Blitz United 98 Attack 3
Under-14 AL Huntsville FC 98 Blue 0 FL Ponte Vedra SC 97/98 Storm Gold 5
Under-14 TX-N Liverpool 98 Elite 3 NC 97 CUFC Gold 1
Under-15 TX-S AHFC 97 5 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 0
Under-15 LA 97 Louisiana Fire Blue 1 TN 97 FC Alliance Black 2
Under-15 GA SSA/WGFC United 97 Elite 2 GA NASA 15 Elite 2
Under-15 OK Canadian Valley FC 97  4 AL Auburn Thunder  1
Under-15 TX-S Challenge 97 0 FL Palm Beach Soccer Academy - Magic Jacks 2
Under-15 GA GSA 97 Phoenix White 0 TN MSC Strikers Premier 97 2
Under-15 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 3 AR Arkansas Comets 97 Navy 0
Under-15 NC 96 TFC Navy 0 TX-N Sting 97 1
Under-16 FL West Florida Premier 95 Elite 1 SC CESA 95 Premier 2
Under-16 GA Tophat 14 Gold 0 TN FC Alliance 96 Black 1
Under-16 MS TFC United 96 1 AR Little Rock FC 96 2
Under-16 TX-S AHFC 96 Blue 0 GA United FA 96 Elite 3
Under-16 LA Louisiana Fire Red 0 GA NASA 14 Elite 3
Under-16 OK OFC 96 2 TN TNFC 96 Impact 0
Under-16 TX-S AHFC 96 2 AL HFC 96 Blue 0
Under-16 TX-N Texans Red North 1 NC 95 NCSF Elite 1
Under-17 TN 95 Lady Lobos 3 AL BUSA Elite 2
Under-17 FL Brandon FC Flames - Blue 0 SC CESA 94 Premier 3
Under-17 LA 95 Louisiana Fire Red 2 GA SSA Central 95 Elite 1
Under-17 TN FC Alliance 95 Black 1 MS FC United 95 1
Under-17 FL CFK 95 Black 1 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 0
Under-17 TX-S AHFC 95G 0 NC 94 CASL Elite Ladies 2
Under-17 TX-S Space City FC 95 Premier 3 OK TSC Hurricane 95 Killingsworth 0
Under-17 NC 94 NC Fusion Elite 5 TX-N STING 95 0
Under-18 SC CESA 93 Premier 2 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 93 1
Under-18 OK OFC 94 4 GA 95 Concorde Fire South Elite 2
Under-18 SC SCUFC 94G Elite 1 LA BRSC 95 Black 3
Under-18 GA United FA 94 Elite 0 GA NASA 12 Elite II 1
Under-18 AL Legends 0 TN Brentwood 94 Premier 5
Under-18 FL Creeks Clash Blue 93/94 0 NC 93 NCSF Elite 2
Under-18 TX-S AHFC 94 1 TX-S Challenge 94 South Red 0
Under-18 TX-N Dallas Texans Red West 1 LA MSC Lakers 3
Under-19 TX-S Lonestar 93 Red 2 SC CESA 92 Girls Premier 0
Under-19 AL BUSA 93  2 NC 92 CASL Chelsea Ladies 1
Under-19 GA SSA South 94 Elite 3 OK WSA 93 1
Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 GA NASA 17 Elite 2 LA BRSC 99 Black 1
Under-13 TN 99 Lobos Blue 0 TX-S Texas Rush 99-Prep 0
Under-13 AR Mighty Bluebirds Green 1 FL Pinecrest Premier Blue 2
Under-13 MS BSO Real MS Blazers 0 NC 98 CASL Elite Black 3
Under-13 TX-N Solar Chelsea Red 99 3 OK OFC 99 1
Under-13 AL VHSC Steamers 99 Black 1 SC CESA 98 Premier 0
Under-14 FL Pinecrest Premier 1 TX-N FC Dallas 98B Premier 3
Under-14 NC 97 CASL Elite 0 TX-S Texas Rush 97/98 Premier 1
Under-14 TN FC Alliance 98 Black 5 AL HSC Phantoms 98 0
Under-14 OK Oklahoma Football Club 2 FL Sunrise Elite 97\98 1
Under-14 GA Atlanta Fire United 98 Elite 1 AR AR Comets 98 Premier 0
Under-14 OK TSC Hurricane 98 3 LA BRSC Black 98 2
Under-14 TN BWSC 98 Premier 0 GA GSA 98 Phoenix Red 2
Under-14 MS SMSC FC United 98 0 SC SCU/MP 97 Elite 4
Under-15 LA 97 LA Fire Red 0 TX-S Lonestars 97 Red SAN 1
Under-15 TX-N FC Dallas 97 Central 4 FL SAA Real Madrid Miami 2
Under-15 NC 96 Casl Elite 3 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1
Under-15 MS TFC United 97 2 FL West Pines Utd Black 5
Under-15 TN Brentwood 97 Premier 2 AL VHSC Steamers 97 Black 0
Under-15 TX-S Manchester United Houston 97 0 OK OFC 97 0
Under-15 AR LRFC North 0 GA GSA Phoenix 97 Red 2
Under-15 AR NWA Lightning Strikers 97 2 SC SCU/MP 96 Elite 2
Under-16 OK OK Texans 0 TX-N Dallas Texans West White 1
Under-16 TN Tennessee Rush 96 Nike 0 TX-S Lonestars 96 Red NTH 0
Under-16 NC 95 NCA Alliance 1 GA GSA 96 Phoenix Red 0
Under-16 OK TSC Hurricane 96 Mcintosh 1 FL West Pines United Black 4
Under-16 FL JUFC 95-96 6 AL Vestavia Steamers 96 Black 0
Under-16 OK OFC 96 0 TN Brentwood 96 Premier 0
Under-16 GA Concorde Fire Elite 0 AR Arkansas Comets 96 Premier 0
Under-16 SC CESA 95 Premier 1 LA Cajun Soccer Club Fury 96 1
Under-17 TX-N Solar Chelsea 95 1 OK OFC 95  0
Under-17 AR AZTECAS 95 BOYS 1 TX-S AHFC 95 2
Under-17 TN Brentwood 95 Premier 2 NC 94 CFSC Breakers White 1
Under-17 FL Jacksonville United 94/95 3 FL West Pines United FC 1
Under-17 LA BRSC/CSC Alliance 5 MS TFC United 95 0
Under-17 AL HFC 95 Blue 2 TX-S Eclipse Premier 95 3
Under-17 AL Steamers 95 Black  0 GA Concorde Fire Elite 1
Under-17 SC SCUFC 94 Elite  1 FL Tampa Bay United Premier 94 4
Under-18 TX-N AYSES Gold 0 FL Florida Rush Nike 1
Under-18 TX-N Dallas Texans Red 2 TX-S Lonestar 94 Red North 0
Under-18 OK TSCH 94 Earle 1 NC 93 CUFC Charlotte United Gold 0
Under-18 LA BRSC 94 Black 3 LA CFJ-LA 94 Louisiana Fire Blue 1
Under-18 SC SCU/MP 93 Boys Elite 2 FL West Pines United FC Black 93/94 1
Under-18 GA SSA Central Elite 94 2 SC CESA 94 Premier 0
Under-18 GA 94 Norcross Fury Premier 3 AL Vestavia Steamers 94 3
Under-18 SC CESA 93 Premier 1 TN FC Alliance 94 Black 2
Under-19 GA Alpharetta Ambush 93 Red 1 FL Florida Rush Nike 5
Under-19 TX-S Texacans 92/93 Red 1 NC 92 NCA Alliance 5
Under-19 TX-S Eclipse Premier 92/93 2 NC 92 CASL Chelsea 1
Under-19 SC CESA 92 Premier 4 FL CTC Bandits 0
Under-19 LA Chicago Fire Jrs. LA 2 OK West Side Alliance SC 93 4

The top 200 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from the 12 State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III will compete for the 2012 regional title. Preliminary games will be held June 15-17 with quarterfinals, semifinals and finals June 18-21. Most games will be played at the MeSA Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C, with U-19 preliminary games taking place at Wenwood Soccer Complex nearby.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 60 teams. 

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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 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 US Youth Soccer State Championships.  These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.  The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the National Championship Series provides 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 Game for ALL Kids!?" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit