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Second day underway at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships
Crucial matchups set to take place on final day of group play
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 24, 2019) — The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships continued Wednesday, as teams competed in their second of three group stage games in Overland Park, Kan. It was a must-win situation for many of the teams looking to advance to this weekend’s games.
“Today, the boys knew that we needed the three points because anything can happen with the other results,” said 17U Arlington SA 2002 Red (VA) coach Eduardo De Souza, whose team is looking to defend its 2018 National title. “We don’t want to depend on anyone else. We want to depend on ourselves. It was a key game for us. In this tournament, you can’t waste points.”
With the teams having completed their second games, the stage is set for crucial games on Thursday, as the 104 sides play their final group stage games to solidify the group standings. The top two teams in the 13U age group will advance to the National Championship final on Friday, while the top two teams in each group in 14U through 19U play advance to their respective semifinals.
All of the teams competing in Overland Park earned their place in the National Championships via success in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series or the US Youth Soccer National League.
Live broadcasts of more than 90 games, daily highlight videos, photos, reports and complete results from the tournament are available on http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=28&d=26&mid=3689921&m=11239
Some feature stories from today:
– Albion SC wins to clinch berth in 13U Girls final
– 17U Boys Arlington earns key win in title defense effort
– Michigan Jaguars earn finals spot with a 1-0 victory
– Nationals Union 05 Black remains undefeated
– PSA National 03 moves to first in its group
For complete statistics, including goal scorers, please visit the schedule, standings and scores website.
The tournament consists of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the 13U Boys and Girls age groups, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the 14U through 19 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 104 teams.
Each year brings about new challenges and highlights the motivation and commitment of these youth as they continue pursuing their dreams of being one of the best youth soccer teams in the United States. The National Championships are the final step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and are open to any US Youth Soccer member. The U.S. Soccer Federation initiated the open youth championships with the James P. McGuire Cup (19U Boys), the oldest trophy in youth sport in 1935. Since its creation in 1974, US Youth Soccer has added 13 divisions to the National Championship tournament, with the 13U Boys and Girls divisions added in 2013 to reach the current format.
Annually, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation’s top collegiate and professional coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.
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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
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. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer National League Conferences, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions 13U-19U from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The 14U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation’s top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=29&d=26&mid=3689921&m=11239
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to make soccer the preeminent youth sport in the country. US Youth Soccer registers 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit http://www.USYouthSoccer.org.