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Final pairings set for U-13 and U-19 age groups at the 2012 Region III Championships


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GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 19, 2012) –Eight teams have played their way into the final matches of the Under-13 and Under-19 age groups for US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships in Greenville, S.C., presented by the National Guard. The U-13 and U-19 Boys and Girls championship matches will be played Wednesday at MeSA Soccer Complex. Not only will the U-19 teams claim a regional title, the teams will also punch tickets to the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Rock Hill, S.C., July 25-29, at the Manchester Meadows.

For the first time at the Region III Championships, U-13 champions will be crowned. The boys matchup pits 99 Lobos Blue (TN) against storied club, NASA 17 Elite (GA). The girls’ game features another perennial presence at these championships, Dallas Texans (TX-N), as they face off with Tulsa Blitz 99 White (OK).

The U-19 boys finalists are fighting for the chance to contend for the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in all of youth sports. CESA 92 Premier (SC) will face GSA 93 Phoenix Red (GA) in the U-19 boys final. On the girls’ side, CCSC 19 SOL (FL) is set to play Brentwood (TN) for a chance to vie for a national title.

Tuesday Semifinal Scores:

Group Rep Away Score Rep Home Score
Under-13 Girls TX-N Dallas Texans 2 GA Tophat 17 Gold 1
Under-13 Girls TN TNFC 99 Valkyrie 2 OK Tulsa Blitz 99 white 3
Under-13 Boys TN 99 Lobos Blue 2 TX-N Solar Chelsea Red 99 0
Under-13 Boys TX-S Texas Rush 99-Prep 0 GA NASA 17 Elite 2
Under-19 Girls AL BUSA 93  0 FL CCSC U19 SOL 1
Under-19 Girls TN Brentwood 93 Premier 2 GA SSA South 94 Elite 1
Under-19 Boys SC CESA 92 Premier 3 NC 92 NCA Alliance 0
Under-19 Boys NC 92 CASL Chelsea 2 GA GSA 93 Phoenix Red 3

The top 200 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from the 12 State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III will compete for the 2012 regional title. Quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played June 18-21 at MeSA Soccer Complex. 

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-14 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 60 teams. 

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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships.  These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.  The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the National Championship Series provides top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!?" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit