Schedule Announced for 2013 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships
The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, which will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, begin Thursday, June 20, with opening ceremonies at Wantland Stadium. Round robin games are Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23. The dates for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals in each gender age division are listed below.
Monday, June 24 — Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16
Tuesday, June 25 — Under-17 and Under-18 Boys
Tuesday, June 25 — Under-13, Under-19 Boys and Under-18 Girls
Wednesday, June 26 — Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 Boys
Tuesday, June 25 — Under-19 Girls
Wednesday, June 26 — Under-13, Under-18 Girls and Under-19 Boys
Thursday, June 27 — Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under 17 and Under-18 Boys
US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and select runners-up from 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region III, including host Oklahoma Soccer Association, will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, South Carolina, South Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Teams competing in the Regional Championships advanced through the first step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advance to the one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where nearly a thousand teams compete.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The event provides more than 185,000 players 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 Series is known as the ultimate destination for the country's collegiate soccer coaches and the future of soccer.
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