Top Teams Advance to US Youth Soccer National Championships
The stage for the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships is taking form as elite youth clubs prepare to put their skills to the test against top teams in the nation. National League teams earned their place in the league based on a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer regional and national competitions.
Youth Soccer News: US Youth Soccer has announced the US Youth Soccer National League U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19/20 Boys and Girls teams that have qualified to compete in the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be held July 24-30 in Frisco, Texas.
Just six clubs clinched their position as division champions prior to the final weekends of play in March. Of the 27 National League titles captured during play in Las Vegas, 13 were decided on the final day of the boys’ and girls’ seasons.
The division winners in each age group, along with second-place finishers in the U15 and U19/20 age groups, have advanced to the National Championships this summer.
2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships Qualified Teams
Blue Champion: Nationals Union 02 Black (MI)
Blue Runner-up: Legends FC 02 Academy 1 (CA-S)
Red Champion: Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S)
Red Runner-up: La Roca-PO 02 (UT)
Black Champion: Florida Elite 2001 (FL)
Blue Champion: Michigan Jaguars 01 Green (MI)
Red Champion: CUP Gold 01 (OH-S)
White Champion: Legends FC 01 Academy (CA-S)
Black Champion: CUP 00 Gold (OH-S)
Blue Champion: Midwest United FC 00 Royal (MI)
Red Champion: Scottsdale Blackhawks Taylor (AZ)
White Champion: Legends FC 00 Academy (CA-S)
Black Champion: Nationals Union 99 Black (MI)
Blue Champion: TSC Showcase (TN)
Red Champion: Legends FC 99 Academy (CA-S)
White Champion: FC Pennsylvania Strikers (PA-E)
Blue Champion: Beach FC 98 Academy (CA-S)
Blue Runner-up: Team Chicago Academy 1998 Elite (IL)
Red Champion: YMS Premier Xplosion 98 (PA-E)
Red Runner-up: 98 CR Academy (NC)
Blue Champion: Boca Juniors OC 02 White (CA-S)
Blue Runner-up: Solar Chelsea Red 02 Stricker (TX-N)
Red Champion: Midwest United FC 02 Royal (MI)
Red Runner-up: St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC Elite (MO)
Black Champion: Raiders FC (IL)
Blue Champion: CUP Gold 01 (OH-S)
Red Champion: Lobos Rush 01 Premier (TN)
White Champion: LVSA 01 Red (NV)
Black Champion: McLean 00 Green (VA)
Blue Champion: West Coast FC Armour 2000 (CA-S)
Red Champion: Raiders FC (IL)
White Champion: Sparta 00 JK (UT)
Black Champion: OP Green (OH-S)
Blue Champion: BRYC 99 Elite (VA)
Red Champion: WPFC 99 Black (WA)
White Champion: CUP 99 Gold (OH-S)
Blue Champion: Chicago Fire Juniors South (IL)
Blue Runner-up: Challenger Crew Jrs Gold 98 (OH-N)
Red Champion: Penn Fusion 98 (PA-E)
Red Runner-up: FC United (IL)
The 40 boys and girls teams that qualified for the National Championships through the National League will be joined by 56 US Youth Soccer Regional Champions to complete the field of 96 teams in Frisco, Texas.
The National League kicked off the season in December 2016 in Wilson, N.C., before half of the clubs finished their campaigns in late December and January alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Florida. The final two weekends of play were held alongside the Players Soccer Showcase in Las Vegas. The boys finished their season March 10-12, while the girls concluded play March 17-19.