Columbia, S.C., Teams Advance to 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships
FRISCO, Texas (May 12, 2015) — By winning the recent US Youth Soccer South Carolina State Championships, five Columbia, S.C., area soccer teams have qualified to compete in the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships.
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The teams will be among the more than 200 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 19-25 at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at the Burns Park Soccer Complex in North Little Rock, Ark. Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionIII.
The Region III Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups beginning Thursday, June 18, with opening ceremonies at the Little Rock River Market. Round robin games are Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21. Quarterfinal matches are Monday, June 22 for the U14-U16 age groups and June 23 for the U-17 and U-18 age groups. Semifinals are Tuesday, June 23 for the U-13 and U-19 age groups and Wednesday, June 24 for U14-U18. The Region III Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 24 for U-13 and U-19 and Thursday, June 25 for U14-U18.
US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and select runners-up from 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region III, including host Arkansas State Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee.
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 20-26, at the Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
The dates and locations for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
2015 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Barboursville, W.Va.
Barboursville Soccer Complex and Scott Orthopedic Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 25
Round Robin: June 26-28
Semis: June 29
Finals: June 30
2015 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Fox Cities, Wis.
USA Youth Sports Complex and Southwest Park
Registration: June 19
Round Robin: June 20-22
Semis: June 23
Finals: June 24
2015 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | North Little Rock, Ark.
Burns Park Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 18
Round Robin: June 19- 21
Quarters: June 22 (U14, U15, U16)
Semis/Quarters: June 23 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
Finals/Semis: June 24 (Finals U13 & U19/ Semis U14-U18)
Finals: June 25 (Finals U14-U18)
2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Boise, Idaho
Simplot Sports Complex
Round Robin: June 22-24
Quarters: June 26
Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28
2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Tulsa, Okla.
Mohawk Soccer Complex
Player Luncheon: July 20
Round Robin: July 21-23
Semis: July 25 (U14-U18)
Finals: July 25 (U13 & U19); July 26 (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 are on Twitter: @usysncs.