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Olathe, Kan., team advances to 2012 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships

June 11, 2012 02:27 PM
 
<div>&nbsp;<b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">FRISCO, Texas (June 11, 2012) </span></b><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">&ndash;<i> </i>By winning the recent US Youth Soccer Kansas State Championships, a Olathe, Kan., area soccer team has qualified to compete in the </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; "><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionII">US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships</a>, presented by the National Guard.</span></div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="516" style="width:387.0pt;margin-left:4.65pt;border-collapse:collapse;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt"> <tbody> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;height:12.75pt"> <td width="99" nowrap="" valign="bottom" style="width:74.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:12.75pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> </td> <td width="275" nowrap="" valign="bottom" style="width:206.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:12.75pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Champion<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td width="143" nowrap="" valign="bottom" style="width:107.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:12.75pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Hometown<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:12.75pt"> <td width="99" nowrap="" valign="bottom" style="width:74.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:12.75pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">U16 Boys<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="275" nowrap="" valign="bottom" style="width:206.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:12.75pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Kansas Rush Nike 95/96<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width="143" nowrap="" valign="bottom" style="width:107.0pt;padding:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; height:12.75pt"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Olathe<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">The team will be among the more than 212 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 14 US Youth Soccer <a href="http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/aboutus/StateAssociationDirectory.asp">State Associations</a> competing for the regional title, June 22-27 at the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships at Saginaw Township Soccer Complex, in Saginaw, Mi.&nbsp; Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on <a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionII">http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionII</a>.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">The Region II Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, beginning with round robin games Saturday, June 23, through Monday, June 25, and semifinal matches Tuesday, June 26. The Region II Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 27.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"><br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 14 State Associations in Region II, including host Michigan Youth Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Regional winners of the U14 through U19 age groups earn a berth to the 2012 <a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/">US Youth Soccer National Championships</a>, presented by the National Guard, July 24-29, at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">One of the 12 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships. </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><br /> <br /> The dates and locations for the 2012 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships are: <br /> <br /> <strong><span style="font-weight: normal; "><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionI/"><b>US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships</b></a> </span></strong><strong>| Lancaster, Pa.</strong><b><br /> </b>Classics Park Soccer Complex, Hempfield High School, Elizabethtown College</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Opening Ceremony:</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;June 28 | Clipper Stadium, Lancaster, Pa.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Round Robin:</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> June 29-July 1</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Semis:</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;July&nbsp;2<br /> <strong>Finals:</strong> July 3</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Teams:</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> 260<br /> Age Group: U12 &ndash; U19</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p&​gt; <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionII/"><b>US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest)&nbsp;Championships</b></a></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> |&nbsp;Saginaw, Mi.</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"><br /> </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Saginaw Township Soccer Complex<br /> <strong>Registration:</strong> June 22<br /> <strong>Round Robin:&nbsp;</strong>June 23-25<br /> <strong>Semis: </strong>June 26<br /> <strong>Finals:</strong> June 27</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Teams: 212<br /> Age Group: U13 &ndash; U19</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionIII/"><b>US Youth Soccer Region III (South)&nbsp;Championships</b></a></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> | Greenville, S.C.</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><br /> <strong>Opening Ceremony:&nbsp;</strong> June 14 | </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Fluor Field</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><br /> MeSA Soccer Complex<br /> <strong>Round Robin:</strong>&nbsp;June 15-17 <br /> <strong>Quarters:</strong> June 18 U14, U15, U16<br /> <strong>Semis/Quarters:&nbsp;</strong>June 19 Semifinals U13 &amp; U19/ Quarters U17 &amp; U18<br /> <strong>Finals/Semis:</strong> June 20 Finals U13 &amp; U19 / Semifinals U14-U18</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Finals:</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> June 21 Finals U14-U18</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Teams: 200</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Age Group: U13 &ndash; U19</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionIV/"><b>US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships</b></a></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> |&nbsp;Phoenix, Ariz.</span></strong><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><br /> </span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Reach 11 Sports Complex<br /> <strong>Round Robin: </strong>June 18-20<br /> <strong>Quarters:</strong>&nbsp;June 22<br /> <strong>Semis:</strong> June 23<br /> <strong>Finals: </strong>June 24</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Teams: 248</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Age Group: U12 &ndash; U19<br /> &nbsp;<b><o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/">US Youth Soccer National Championships</a> | Rock Hill, S.C.</span></strong><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><br /> </span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Manchester Meadows<br /> <strong>Player Luncheon:</strong>&nbsp;July 24<br /> <strong>Round Robin:</strong> July 25-27<br /> <strong>Finals: </strong>July 28-29</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Total Number of Teams: 60</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Age Group: U14 &ndash; 19</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#333333;mso-ansi-language:EN">For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships, visit <u><a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/">http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org</a>,</u> 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 <a href="http://www.twitter.com/usysncs">Twitter</a> (@usysncs).<br /> <br /> </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">###<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333; mso-ansi-language:EN">About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series &ndash; </span></strong><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333; mso-ansi-language:EN">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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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 <a href="http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/">http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org</a>.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333; mso-ansi-language:EN"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;mso-ansi-language:EN">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p><​;/span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333; mso-ansi-language:EN">About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) &ndash; </span></strong><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;mso-ansi-language:EN">US Youth Soccer - &quot;The Game for ALL Kids!<sup>&reg;&quot;</sup> 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.&nbsp;For more information, visit <a href="http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/">www.USYouthSoccer.org.</a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span lang="EN" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:#333333;mso-ansi-language:EN">&nbsp;</span></p>
 

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