New Jersey Boys Perform Great and Secure 7 Spots At National Championship
Youth Soccer News: The 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships came to an exciting conclusion on Tuesday in Spotsylvania, Va., as 16 teams claimed titles.
In addition to stepping off the field as Regional Champions, winners in the 13U through 19U age groups also earned berths to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played July 23-29 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas.
New Jersey Youth Soccer wrapped up a great showing this week at the Eastern Regional Championships with seven teams advancing to the Finals for their respective age groups.
“Seeing seven teams advance to the finals was a great accomplishment and speak volumes about the quality of teams and players in NJ Youth Soccer,” said Evan Dabby, Executive Director of NJYS. “I watched those seven teams in the finals and they competed well enough to be regional champions. However, as we know at this stage, a 50/50 ball or awkward bounce is often the difference between 1st and 2nd place.”
Emerging as Eastern Regional champions are the Real Jersey FC 14U Boys.
Using stellar defense throughout the tournament, Real Jersey FC never gave up a goal in Eastern Regional play and outscored their opponents by a collective tally of 9-0. In the championship match, Real Jersey FC used a pair of second-half goals to defeat Arlington SA Red 04 (Virginia), 2-0.
By winning the 14U title, Real Jersey FC earned a berth to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played from July 23-29 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas.
Additionally, the 18U Girls Princeton Soccer Association, 16U SJEB Rush, and 15U PDA Shore Freedom teams also advanced to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships by virtue of winning their respective US Youth Soccer National League divisions.
New Jersey – US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Champions
14U Boys: Real Jersey FC
New Jersey – US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Finalists
12U Boys: NJ Elite Litmanen
12U Girls: Cedar Stars Academy
14U Girls: SJEB Rush
16U Girls: SJEB Rush*
17U Boys: Wall Elite Cosmos
18U Girls: Princeton Soccer Association*
*Advance to USYS National Championships after winning their respective National League division.
Source: Press Release