68 of 96 teams punch tickets to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas
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FRISCO, Texas (June 30, 2017) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 14 champions of the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships, and commend their success in the state and regional championships of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Champions:
||St. Louis Scott Gallagher Pre Academy 04 (MO)
||St. Louis, Mo.
||Sporting BV (KS)
||Overland Park, Kan.
||FC Wisconsin WDA (WI)
||Nationals Union 03 Black (MI)
||NFC 02 Blue (NE)
||Nationals Union 02 Black (MI)
||# Sporting OFC 2002 Elite (NE)
||Javanon 2001 Black (KY)
||Nationals Union 01 Black (MI)
||Michigan Jaguars 00 Green (MI)
||Midwest United FC 00 Royal (MI)
||Grand Rapids, Mich.
||# Sporting Omaha FC Elite 2000 (NE)
||LTSC Union Showcase 99/00 (IL)
||La Grange, Ill.
||Cleveland FC (OH-N)
||FC United (IL)
||# OP 97-98 Green (OH-S)
||EGA Maroon 98 (NE)
# Advances to National Championships as Region II representative. 15U Girls Nationals Union 02 Black (MI), 17U Girls Midwest United FC 00 Royal (MI) and 19/20U Boys FC United (IL) to represent National League.
Of the 14 total champions, Michigan had five teams, Nebraska and Illinois were each represented by two champion teams and Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio North and Wisconsin each had one.
Regional Champions in the 13U through 19/20U age groups now advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the National Championship. These Region II Champions will join the 40 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region I (East), Region III (South), and Region IV (West) tournaments for the National Championships in Frisco, Texas, July 24-30.
As seven teams entered the event looking to defend their regional titles, 17U Girls Midwest United FC 00 Royal (MI) and 19/20U Girls EGA Maroon 98 (NE) managed to win back-to-back regional titles, while 16U Girls Nationals Union 01 Black (MI) earned its third consecutive regional crown.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams 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 National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Regional League Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the 13U through 19/20U age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals in Frisco, Texas.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the 13U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the 15U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.
This year, live broadcasts of games will be available from the championships on the official website including daily reports and complete results.
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