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Region I punches final tickets to complete field of 96 for the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships

July 2, 2014 11:09 AM
 

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Region I punches final tickets to complete field of 96 for the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Germantown, Md.

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FRISCO, Texas (July 2, 2014) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 14 champions of the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships and commend their success in the state and regional championships of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The field of 96 teams to advance to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, is now complete. For a full list of qualifiers, click here.

2014 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Champions:

Girls    
  Under-13 South Shore Select Elite (MA)
  Under-14 NEFC Elite (MA)
  Under-15 YMS Premier Xplosion (E-PA)
    # Loudoun 98 Red (VA)
  Under-16 Beadling SC Wolfpack (PA-W)
  Under-17 VSA Heat Blue (VA)
  Under-18 Beadling SC Thunder (PA-W)
  Under-19 VSA Head Blue (VA)
Boys    
  Under-13 Baltimore Celtic Dynasty 00/01 (MD)
  Under-14 Arlington SA Eagles Red (VA)
  Under-15 Loudoun SC Red (VA)
    # Delaware Rush 98 (DE)
  Under-16 Baltimore Celtic (MD)
  Under-17 Manhattan SC PSG (NY-E)
  Under-18 Lehigh Valley United 95 (E-PA)
  Under-19 PDA Harkes (NJ)

# Advances to National Championships as Region I representative. U-15 YMS Premier Xplosion and U-15 Loudoun SC Red to represent the National League

Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups now advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the National Championship. These Region I Champions will join the 40 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region II (Midwest), Region III (South) and Region IV (West) tournaments for the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Germantown, Md., July 22-27.

Virginia led the way with five championship teams, while Maryland, Massachusetts, Eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern New York and Pennsylvania West each claimed two titles. Connecticut, New Jersey, New York West rounded out the champions with one title.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

The National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Regional League Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals in Germantown, Md.

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.

Live game broadcasts, daily reports and complete results from the US Youth Soccer National Championships are available on http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.   

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