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More than 3,700 US Youth Soccer players descend on Greenville, S.C.

More than 200 teams vie for 2016 US Youth Soccer Region III Championship titles
Games kick off at 7:45 a.m. ET on Friday, June 24


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GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 23, 2016) — Teams, parents, referees, tournament officials and volunteers gathered at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, S.C., on Thursday for the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships opening ceremony, kicking off the weeklong event. Preliminary games begin Friday at 7:45 a.m. at the MeSA Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C., and at 8:30 a.m. at the Carolina FC Soccer Complex (Under-19 games only) in Wellford, S.C.

Returning to regional competition this year are six defending US Youth Soccer Region III Champions. All returning champions are noted in the list below.

2015 US Youth Soccer Region III Champions (Age groups from last year)
*Returning 2015 Champions

Girls    
Under-13                   Albion Hurricanes 02 (TX-S) Houston
Under-14   Tophat 19 Gold (GA)  Atlanta
Under-15                   Tophat 18 Gold (GA) Atlanta
Under-16                   Tophat 17 Gold (GA) Atlanta
Under-17           *Tampa Bay United 97 Premier (FL) Tampa
Under-18 97 Louisiana Fire Navy (LA)  New Orleans
Under-19 Tampa Bay United Premier (FL) Tampa
     
Boys    
Under-13                   *SCUFC 01 Elite (SC) Columbia
Under-14                   *Houstonians 2001 (TX-S)  Houston
Under-15                   *Dallas Texans 00 Red (TX-N) Dallas
Under-16                   *CESA 98 Premier (SC) Greenville
Under-17                   *FC Dallas 98 Premier (TX-N) Frisco
Under-18                   NASA 15 Elite (GA)  Marietta
Under-19                   GSA 96 Premier (GA)  Atlanta


More than 200 of the top US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from the 12 State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III will compete for the 2016 Regional title. Preliminary games will be held June 24-26 with quarterfinals, semifinals and finals June 27-30. Games will be played at the MeSA Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C., while all Under-19 preliminary games will take place at the Carolina FC Soccer Complex.

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played July 25-31 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.
 
Daily reports and complete results from the tournament are available on http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/.

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