Remaining finalists decided at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships

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Remaining finalists decided at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships

Three defending champions advance to Sunday’s finals
19U Boys and Girls Finals to be LIVE streamed on ESPN3

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 27, 2019) — After several thrilling semifinal games Saturday morning at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland, Kan., all final matchups are set at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Two clubs have multiple teams in the finals, including Lou Fusz (MO) with three teams and Solar (TX-N) with two. The teams from those two clubs were among the victors on Saturday, which saw 11 games go to overtime, with seven of those matches needing kicks from the mark to decide which sides advanced to the finals.

Sunday’s finals include the 19U Boys Championship, as Baltimore Celtic SC 00 (MD) and Lehigh Valley United 2000 Black (PA-E) compete for the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest and most prestigious trophy in youth sports. The McGuire Cup final kicks off at 7 a.m. CT on Field 1 of the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex. Baltimore Celtic 00 will be looking to earn its third straight National title.

All 2019 National Championship finals can be seen live online at http://www.idevmail.net/link.aspx?l=17&d=26&mid=3689921&m=11248

Several teams are one step closer to realizing the ultimate youth soccer dream after securing a spot in Sunday’s final matches with semifinal victories on Saturday morning. Three defending champions — Under-16 Boys LVSA 03 Silver (NV), Under-17 Boys Arlington SA 2002 Red (VA) and 19U Boys Baltimore Celtic SC 00 (MD) — are among the finalists in the 14U through 19U age groups and will have a chance to repeat as the National Champions on Sunday.

Semifinals

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SCHEDULE | JULY 28, 2019
Time Age Group Home

Away
Field
7:00 AM 19U Boys Baltimore Celtic SC 00 MD vs. LVU 2000 Black PA-E Field 1 7:15 AM 17U Boys Solar 02 Castro TX-N vs. Arlington SA 2002 Red VA Field 2 7:30 AM 18U Girls Lady Lobos Rush Premier TN vs. Premier Navy 2001 MD Field 3 7:40 AM 14U Girls Lou Fusz Geerling 05 MO vs. D’Feeters 05 Black TX-N Field 4 8:00 AM 18U Boys Solar 01 Stricker TX-N vs. PPA KSA 01 Pro-Profile GA Field 5 8:15 AM 16U Boys Beadling 2003 South Red PA-W vs. LVSA 03 Silver NV Field 6 9:20 AM 16U Girls Legends IE CA-S vs. Lou Fusz 03 Blue MO Field 2
9:30 AM 17U Girls Cleveland FC 02 OH-N vs. Pipeline 02 Pre-Academy Spirit MD Field 4 9:40 AM 15U Boys PA Dominion 04 PA-E vs. Real Jersey FC NJ Field 3 10:00 AM 19U Girls Lou Fusz Elam MO vs. Celtic FC 00 Premier UT Field 1 10:30 AM 15U Girls FC Revolution Dynamo PA-E vs. SC Waukesha 04 Blue WI Field 5 10:45 AM 14U Boys Libertyville FC 1974 Elite IL vs. STA 2005 NJ Field 6

For complete statistics, including goal scorers, please visit the schedule, standings and scores website.

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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 Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. 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=18&d=26&mid=3689921&m=11248

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About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer – “The Game for ALL Kids!” 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. For more information, visit http://www.USYouthSoccer.org.

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