FRISCO, Texas (June 14, 2014) – By winning the US Youth Soccer Ohio South State Championships, an Alpha, Ohio area soccer team has qualified to compete in the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships.
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The attending team will be among the 216 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 21-25 at the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships at John Ankeney Soccer Complex in Beavercreek, Ohio. Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/RegionII.
The Region II Championships will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups. Round robin games will take place Saturday, June 21, through Monday, June 23. Semifinal matches will follow on Tuesday, June 24. The Region II Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 25.
US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 14 State Associations in Region II, including host Ohio South Youth Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 21-27, the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
The dates and locations for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Kingston, R.I.
University of Rhode Island
Opening Ceremony: June 26
Round Robin: June 27-29
Semis: June 30
Finals: July 1
2014 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Beavercreek, Ohio
John Ankeney Soccer Complex
Registration: June 20
Round Robin: June 21-23
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25
2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Baton Rouge, La.
BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 19
Round Robin: June 20- 22
Quarters: June 23 (U14, U15, U16)
Semis/Quarters: June 24 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
Finals/Semis: June 25 (Finals U13 & U19/ Semis U14-U18)
Finals: June 26 (Finals U14-U18)
2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Albuquerque, N.M.
New Mexico Tournament Soccer Complex
Round Robin: June 16-18
Quarters: June 20
Semis: June 21
Finals: June 22
2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Germantown, Md.
Player Luncheon: July 21
Round Robin: July 22-24
Semis: July 26 (U14-U18)
Finals: July 26 (U13 & U19); July 27 (U14-U18)
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org, the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates on Twitter @usysncs.