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2014 U15 Boys Preview

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Under 15 Boys Full Schedule

Region I | Region II | Region III | Region IV | National League Blue 1 |

 

Group A
 
Group B
The Defending Champ
Although Pateadores San Diego (CA-S) does have somewhat of a different personnel look than the team that won the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championship in the Under 14 Boys age group, it hasn't slowed them down in defending their state and region title. Pateadores will hope they can add a third title to that list in Germantown, but the amount of teams in the Under 15 Boys pool is double that of the pool Pateadores won a year ago. However, the three-time Cal South National Cup and US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions are no stranger to intense competition, and with players like Christopher DePetro, who scored nine goals at the 2014 Region IV Championship, there is little doubt Pateadores is going to be a tough out in Germantown.
 
The Veterans
Joining Pateadores on the list of teams returning to the National Championships are Michigan Wolves 99 (MI) and Solar Chelsea Red 99 (N-TX). Both teams earned their spot in the National Championship via their respective Region Championships. After placing seventh in the US Youth Soccer National League Blue Division,  Michigan Wolves repeated as Michigan State Cup Champions, and marched through the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region II Championship to secure a second straight region title. Solar Chelsea had a little bit more success in the National League Blue with a third place finish. In the semi finals and finals of the US Youth Soccer Region II Championship, Solar outscored its opponents 8-3 en route to a second straight region title.
 
The Newcomers 
Every National League qualifier will be a new face at the National Championship. Blue Division champ Loudoun 98 Red (VA) was one of only two teams in any age group to not surrender a goal in any game. On top of the National League success, Loudoun also claimed the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championship by defeating Delaware Rush 98 (DE) 2-0 in the finals. Delaware Rush advances to the National Championship as the Region I Representative, and is the first team from the state of Delaware to compete in the National Championships since 2004. United FC (CA-S) placed second in the National League Blue Division despite an identical record to Loudoun. United FC has formed quite the rivalry with Pateadores with the two squads squaring off multiple times in region and state finals. In the National League Red Division, Albion SC (CA-S) claimed first place with a 5-1-1 record while only giving up four goals and scoring 14. Rounding out the group is 99 Lobos Rush Premier (TN), who placed second in the National League Red Division with a 5-2-0 record. Cole Cannon has a fitting name as the Lobos striker tied for second in the National League with five goals. 
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How they got to Nationals

Delaware Rush 98 (DE) won its second straight Delaware State Cup with a 4-1 victory against Kirkwood SC Celtic (DE). At the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships, Delaware advanced out of the group stage with a 3-0 record and a 7:1 goal differential. Rush took care of Marlboro SA Warriors Blue (NJ) 2-0 in the semifinals before losing to Loudoun SC Red (VA) by the same score in the finals. Delaware Rush will advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships as a Region I Representative due to Loudoun already qualifying to nationals via the National League. 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2013, 2014

Region Finals: 2014

Interesting Facts

First Delaware team at the National Championships since 2004.

Coach Info

Andrew Vanover

USSF "A" License, NSCAA Premier Diploma

Playing Career: Eastern Michigan University,

Coaching Career: Ann Arbor Arsenal, Michigan ODP Head Coach, Assistant Coach at Madonna University  

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 Michigan Hawks

 

How they got to Nationals

Michigan Wolves 99 (MI) started their title run by repeating as Michigan State Cup Champions culminating with a 4-0 finals victory over Waza FC East 99 Juniors (MI). Michigan Wolves then set out to the 2014 Region II Championships with another title defense in mind. Michigan Wolves went 3-0 through the group stage while scoring nine goals and not giving up any. Michigan Wolves defeated Sporting Blue Valley 98/99 (KS) 2-1 in the semifinals and Challenger Crew 98 (OH-N) 3-1 in the finals to make it back to back region titles and trips to the National Championship.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2013, 2014

Regional Champs: 2013, 2014

National League Blue 7th Place: 2014

Key Players

State ODP: Sam DeLoy, Brayden McNitt, Tommy Tenuta

Region ODP: Brayden McNitt, Sam DeLoy

Interesting Facts

2013 Midwest Regional League First Division East Blue Spring: Second Place

2012 Sockers Nike Classic Cup Champions

Coach Info

Scott Duhl

USSF "C" License

Wolves-Hawks Coach since 2007

Played US Youth Soccer State and Regional ODP

Played five seasons in the PDL (2001-2005)

 
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U-17 Solar Chelsea

 

How they got to Nationals

After barely missing out on a shot to qualify to the National Championships through the National League, Solar Chelsea Red 99 (N-TX) was forced to secure a spot at nationals the old fashioned way. Solar won its second North Texas State Cup title by defeating rival Dallas Texans 99 South (N-TX) in the finals. At the Region III Championships, Solar went 3-0 through the group stage before beating quarterfinals opponent 98 CASL Elite Black (NC) in a defensive struggle, 1-0. Solar allowed themselves a little more breathing room in their 4-1 victory over OFC 99 (OK) in the semifinals, and successfully defended its region title by defeating SAA Real Madrid Miami (FL) 4-2 in the finals. 

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012, 2014

Regional Champs: 2013, 2014

Regional Semifinalist: 2012

National League Blue 3rd Place: 2014

Key Players

State ODP: Garrett Morgan, Javier Leija, Koli McCullough, Daniel Lopez, Kasey Perea

National Team: Javier Leija

2013 Best XI: Javier Leija

Interesting Facts

2013, 2014 Region III Premier League West: Champions

2014 Dallas Classic League Grand Champions 

2014 Dallas Cup Semi-Finalist.

Coach Info
 

Nuno Passos

USSF National "D" License

Duncanville High School Coach

District Coach of the year two times at Arlington Sam Houston High School

 
U15 Boys - Champions - Solar Chelsea Red 99 (N-TX)
 

 

Pateadores

 

How they got to Nationals

Pateadores San Diego (CA-S) has a lot of new faces as they set out to defend their state, region and national title. Pateadores started things off by defeating United Futbol Club 98 Gold (CA-S) in the finals of the Cal South National Cup. At the 2014 Region IV Championship, Pateadores needed two late goals against WPFC 98 Black (WA) to guarantee a spot in the quarterfinals with a 2-0-1 record. Pateadores eliminated any doubt with a 7-1 quarterfinals victory over Rush 99 (HI). The defending region champs beat USA 99 Premier (UT) 2-0 in the semifinals and tamed Santa Clara Sporting 98 Green (CA-N) 2-0 in the finals for their third region title in four years.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2011, 2013, 2014

Regional Champs: 2011, 2013, 2014

National Champs: 2013

Key Players

2014 Region IV Championships leading scorer: Christopher DePetro (9)

2013 Best XI: Carlos Vazquez, Anthony Garduno

2013 Golden Glove Award: Anthony Garduno

Interesting Facts
 
2013 Dallas Cup Champion
 
Coach Info
 
David Nunez

 

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 National League Blue 1: Loudoun 98 Red (VA)

 

How they got to Nationals

Loudoun 98 Red (VA) put on a defensive clinic in the National League Blue Division as the Virginia squad didn't give up a goal in seven games while scoring 9 of its own en route to a 5-0-2 record. Loudoun would then go on to defend its Virginia State Cup title, and advance to the Region I Championships. Loudoun's defensive efforts were on display yet again at the Region I Championships as the club advanced out of the group stage with a 1-0-2 record while only giving up one goal. Loudoun defeated the defending region champs, Penn Fusion SA (E-PA) 1-0 in the semifinals and took care of Delaware Rush (DE) 2-0 in the finals.

National Championship Series History

State: 2013, 2014

Region Champs: 2014

Region Finals: 2013

National League Blue Champ: 2014

Key Players

State ODP: Colin Shutler, Jacob Labovitz, Justin Sugatan, Michael Zhang, Ryan Pyszka, Noah Mazzatenta, Giovani Vasquez, Nicolas Short, Ryan Arendt, Samuel Golan

Region ODP: Colin Shutler, Giovanni Vasquez, Nicolas Short

Interesting Facts

2014 Region I Premier League Champion

2013 Premier Challenge Cup Champion

2013 Annandale Premier Cup Champion 

Coach Info

Mark Ryan

USSF A License, USSF National Youth License. English FA License

Playing Experience Manchester United Youth Academy, George Mason University

Coaching Experience Director of Coaching (Travel) Loudoun Youth Soccer, Northern Virginia ODP Director, DOC Great Falls Soccer Club, Assistant Coach at George Mason University

 
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National League Blue 2: United FC Gold 98 (CA-S)

 

How they got to Nationals

United FC Gold 98 (CA-S) qualified to its first National Championships through a second place finish in the National League Blue Division. United FC sported an identical record to Loudoun 98 Red, but missed out on first place due to a tie breaker. United FC reached the Cal South National Cup finals for a third straight year, but wasn't able to take care of rival Pateadores San Diedo (CA-S).

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012

State Finals: 2013, 2014

Region Champs: 2012

Region Finals: 2013

Key Players

State ODP: Charlie Wehan, Matthew Reich, Daniel Ziv, Christian Bond-Flasza, Guillaume Marneau, Marc Bermudez, Kenneth Higgins, Erik Muniz, Juan Sebastian Olivares

National Team: Charlie Wehan

Coach Info

Roy Lassiter

USSF A License

Coach of the Year Cal South 2012

Playing Experience: US National Team, Tampa Bay Mutiny, D.C. United, Miami Fusion, Kansas City Wizards 

Coaching Experience: Technical Director United Futbol Club, Former Advancement Director for Albion Soccer Club, Former South Texas ODP Coach

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 National League Red 1: Albion SC (CA-S)

 

How they got to Nationals

Albion SC (CA-S) edged out a National League Red Division title with a 5-1-1 record while scoring 14 goals and only conceding four. David Gastelum, who tied for second in goals scored, came up big for Albion in the final match against Scottsdale Blackhawks Davidson (AZ) with a late game winner to guarantee a spot for Albion in the National Championships. 

National Championship Series History

State Quarterfinals: 2014

National League Red Champs: 2014

Key Players

State ODP: Townsend Meyer, Michael Ingraham, Matthew Massaad

Regional ODP: Michael Ingraham, Matthew Massaad

National ODP: Michael Ingraham

2013-2014 National League second leading scorer (tied): David Gastelum (5) 

Interesting Facts

2013 Cerritos Memorial Challenge Cup Quarter-finalists;

2013 Presidents Day Tournament (AZ) Semi-finalists;

Coach Info

Noah Gins

Technical Director and Director of Coaching at Albion

National "B" License

California South Coach of the Year in 2010

Former San Diego Flash and UNLV player

 
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National League Red 2: 99 Lobos Rush Premier (TN)
 

 

How they got to Nationals

99 Lobos Rush Premier secured a spot in the National Championships with a second place finish in the National League Red Division. Lobos sported a 5-2-0 record, and scored 11 goals while giving up nine. Five of those goals came from Cole Cannon, who tied Gastelum for the second most goals in the group. Lobos were unable to advance out of the Tennessee State Cup.

National Championship Series History

State Champs: 2012

Region Finalist: 2012

Region Quarterfinals: 2013

National League Red Division Runner Up: 2014

Key Players

State ODP: Conner Deck, Padraic Gilley, David Payne, Chandler Shirley, Jacob Suppiah, Caleb Tammi

2013-2014 National League second leading scorer (tied): Cole Cannon (5)

Interesting Facts

Region III PLC Champions 2012

Coach Info

Diego Zaltron

USSF"B" license

Argentina Soccer Federation and FIFA "A" License

Playing Experience: Argentina and Brazil

 
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