Dayton last hosted the Regional Championships in 2010
FRISCO, Texas (August 13, 2013) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Dayton, Ohio and the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association will host of the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships as part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The games will take place at the John Ankeney Soccer Complex in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton.
The championships are expected to draw more than 3,500 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators.
The US Youth Soccer Region II Championships consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 14 state associations, including the host Ohio South Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League Premier Division champions, as well as drawn wildcard entries. Following individual state championship tournaments, the Regional Championships are the second leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
The tournament will attract more than 212 boys and girls teams, ages Under-13 through Under-19, from the 14 Midwestern US Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio South, Ohio North, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
"It is always exciting to begin planning future US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, and part of that initial planning is choosing the best possible host city for each of our four Regional Championships," said John Sutter, President of US Youth Soccer. "Dayton was a great host for the 2010 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships, and we look forward to working with them again in 2014 for an even better tournament."
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
2014 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Dayton, OH
John Ankeney Soccer Complex
Registration: June 20
Round Robin: June 21-23
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series gives US Youth Soccer teams the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
Annually the US Youth Soccer 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. In 2013, more than 700 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, including many of the top programs in the country.
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