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Fuel Soccer Talk: US Youth Soccer National Championships Special Edition

Champions crowned at US Youth Soccer National Championships

The remaining champions were crowned Sunday at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. The country’s top teams in the 14U through 19 Boys and Girls age groups met to conclude the final stage of the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Sunday’s final matchups featured teams who earned the right to play for their respective National titles through success in group play and victories in their semifinal games.

2019 US Youth Soccer National Champions
13U Girls | Albion SC Academy Whittaker (CA-S)
13U Boys | 2006 Pipeline SC Pre-Academy (MD)
14U Girls | D’Feeters 05 Black (TX-N)
14U Boys | Libertyville FC 1974 Elite (IL)
15U Girls | SC Waukesha 04 Blue (WI)
15U Boys | Real Jersey FC (NJ)
16U Girls | Lou Fusz 03 Blue (MO)
16U Boys | LVSA 03 Silver (NV)
17U Girls | Cleveland FC 02 (OH-N)
17U Boys | Solar 02 Castro (TX-N)
18U Girls | Premier Navy 2001 (MD)
18U Boys | PPA KSA 01 Pro-Profile (GA)
19U Girls | Celtic FC 00 Premier (UT)
19U Boys | Lehigh Valley United 2000 Black (PA-E)

Among the returning National Champions, only 16U Boys LVSA 03 Silver (NV) earned its second consecutive National Championship title when it defeated Beadling 2003 South Red (PA-W), 2-0, in a rematch of the 15U Boys 2018 National Championship final.

BREAKDOWN OF EVERY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

First two champs crowned at US Youth Soccer National Championships

Two of the 14 champions were crowned Friday night at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

2019 US Youth Soccer National Champions
13U Girls | Albion SC Whittaker (CA-S)
13U Boys | 2006 Pipeline SC Pre-Academy (MD)

On Saturday, semifinals for the 14U-19U age groups will take place, with games kicking off at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. On Sunday, the 14U through 19U Boys and Girls Championship matches will take place at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, with games scheduled to kick off from 7 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

GAME BREAKDOWNS

US Youth Soccer named official Player and Personal Development Partner of NWSL

FRISCO, Texas – US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in America and the leader in youth soccer, is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA). The partnership is aimed at developing programs focused on growing the game of soccer and increasing awareness of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and its players while cultivating the personal development of participating NWSL players.  Through this exclusive partnership, US Youth Soccer will be recognized as the “Official Player and Personal Development Partner of the NWSLPA.”

This first-of-its-kind relationship between a youth and professional soccer organization will create opportunities to further connect professional female soccer players with the various communities in which they were raised, live and compete. Through networking opportunities, clinics, camps, and speaking engagements, participating players from the NWSLPA will continue serving as positive role models within their communities as they encourage younger players.

“Partnering with US Youth Soccer and its 55 Member State Associations is a game changer for the NWSLPA and its players,” said Brooke Elby, President of the NWSLPA. “State Associations are uniquely positioned to provide our players with additional opportunities to develop community-based networks that will focus on the individual’s personal development on and off of the field.”

Given that a large majority of American players in the NWSL are alumnae of US Youth Soccer and grew up playing in one or more of US Youth Soccer’s competitive programs, they are uniquely familiar with the challenges and opportunities many young players face.

“US Youth Soccer could not be more excited about this partnership as we, in concert with our organization members, continue to lead the way in growing the game and providing the path for every player,” said Chris Moore, CEO of US Youth Soccer.  “To be able to not only expose our youth participants to these amazing professional players, but to also assist these powerful women in further developing skills that will aid in their eventual transition from players to community leaders, is an accomplishment of which we are truly proud.”

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