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Portland, Maine teams advance to 2013 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships

 
region 1 (NEW WITH ANG) (10-11)

 

FRISCO, Texas (June 11, 2013) By winning the recent US Youth Soccer Maryland State Championships, 11 Portland, Maine area soccer teams have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships, presented by the National Guard.

 

 

Champion

Hometown

U12 Boys

Seacoast Mariners Showcase Wade

Portland

U13 Boys

Seacoast Mariners Showcase KM

Portland

U15 Boys

MCU Portland Phoenix Elite

Portland

U16 Boys

Seacoast Mariners Showcase GA

Portland

U17 Boys

MCU Portland Phoenix Elite

Portland

U18 Boys

Seacoast Mariners Crew

Portland

 

U12 Girls

MCU Portland Phoenix Elite

Portland

U13 Girls

MCU Portland Phoenix Elite

Portland

U15 Girls

Seacoast Mariners Showcase JN

Portland

U17 Girls

Seacoast Mariners Showcase LH

Portland

U18 Girls

Seacoast Mariners Showcase KH

Portland

 

The teams will be among the more than 256 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 28-July 2 at the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.  Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionI.

The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships, featuring top teams in the Under-12 through Under-19 age groups, begin Thursday, June 27, with opening ceremonies at Meade Stadium. Round robin games are Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30, with semifinal matches Monday, July 1. The US Youth Soccer Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on Tuesday, July 2.

US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 15 State Associations in Region I, including host Soccer Rhode Island will participate. The other State Associations represented are Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania , Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Regional winners of the U-13 through U-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 22-28, at Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

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 2013 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships are:

US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships | Kingston, R.I.
University of Rhode Island

Opening Ceremony: June 27 | Meade Stadium

Round Robin: June 28-June 30

Semis: July 1
Finals: July 2

Teams: 256
Age Group: U12 – U19

 

US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships | Des Moines, Iowa
James W. Cownie Sports Complex
Registration: June 21
Round Robin: June 22-24
Semis: June 25
Finals: June 26

Teams: 212

Age Group: U13 – U19

 

US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships | Edmond, Okla.
Edmond Soccer Club Complex

Opening Ceremony:  June 20 | Wantland Stadium
Round Robin: June 21-23
Quarters: June 24 (U14, U15, U16)
Semis/Quarters: June 25 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
Finals/Semis: June 26 (Finals U13 & U19 / Semifinals U14-U18)

Finals: June 27 (Finals U14-U18)

Teams: 208

Age Group: U13 – U19

 

US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships | Honolulu, Hawaii
Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex
Round Robin: June 17-19
Quarters: June 21
Semis: June 22
Finals: June 23

Teams: 248

Age Group: U12 – U19
 

US Youth Soccer National Championships | Overland Park, Kan.
Overland Park Soccer Complex
Player Luncheon: July 22
Round Robin: July 23-26
Finals: July 27-28

Total Number of Teams: 88

Age Group: U13 – 19

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.

 

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