Eastern Regional Premier League teams advance to 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships
56 ERL teams punch tickets to 2017 Region I Championships – Top finishers in the 13U-17U age groups earn automatic qualification for 2017-18 National League
Here is the scoop on the US Youth Soccer Region I Championship:
Through success in the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional League (ERL), several teams have punched their ticket to the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships, to be played June 30-July 4 at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center, Patriot Park and Embrey Mill Complex in Spotsylvania, Va.
The Eastern Regional League qualifiers will join US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select wild card teams, as more than 250 top Boys and Girls sides from the 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations compete for the regional title.
Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionI.
The ERL provides an opportunity for the most competitive teams in the region to play each other on a scheduled basis while also competing for placement in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the highly-competitive US Youth Soccer National League. ERL play offers college coaches a chance to see the top players in the region compete in meaningful games on a consistent basis with berths to the Regional Championships and National League on the line.
The teams who have qualified for the Region I Championships help make up the 32 ERL sides who also earn their place into the National League for the 2017-18 season.
For both boys and girls sides, the top two finishers in the 13U and 14U ERL Elite Division Playoffs, along with the top four teams in the 15U through 17U ERL Elite Division Playoffs, automatically qualify for next year’s National League. A complete list of National League qualifiers can be found here.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championship | ERL Representatives
|13U Boys||Bethesda SC Blue (MD)|
|13U Boys||Bethesda SC (MD)^|
|14U Boys||Bethesda SC Blue 03 (MD)|
|14U Boys||Arsenal SC (PA-W)^|
|15U Boys||Penn Fusion Elite (PA-E)|
|16U Boys||McLean 01 Green (VA)|
|17U Boys||LVU 00 Black (PA-E)|
|18U Boys||Baltimore Celtic SC Christos 99 (MD)|
|19/20U Boys||HBC (NY-E)|
|13U Girls||Arsenal (PA-W)|
|14U Girls||Beadling SC (PA-W)|
|14U Girls||Allegheny Force FC (PA-W)^|
|15U Girls||Loudoun 02 Red (VA)|
|16U Girls||FC Frederick 01 (MD)|
|16U Girls||NJ Stallions 01 Freedom (NJ)^|
|17U Girls||Beadling SC (PA-W)|
|18U Girls||PDA (NJ)|
|18U Girls||LDC (PA-E)^|
^ Team advancing to Region I Championships as a wild card
2017-18 US Youth Soccer National League Qualifiers | ERL Boys
|13U Boys||Elite Division Champion||Potomac Blue 04 (MD)|
|13U Boys||Elite Division Runner-up||2017 ERL Elite Division Playoff Runner-up|
|14U Boys||Elite Division Champion||Bethesda SC Blue 03 (MD)|
|14U Boys||Elite Division Runner-up||Beadling SC Elite (PA-W)|
|15U Boys||Elite Division Champion||Penn Fusion Elite (PA-E) [OPEN]|
|15U Boys||Elite Division Runner-up||BRYC 02 Elite (VA)|
|15U Boys||Elite Division 3rd Place||Bethesda SC South 02 (VA) [OPEN]|
|15U Boys||Elite Division 4th Place||Village of the Branch 02 Cosmos (NY-E)|
|16U Boys||Elite Division Champion||McLean 01 Green (VA)|
|16U Boys||Elite Division Runner-up||Ukrainian Nationals 01 Black Premier (PA-E)|
|16U Boys||Elite Division 3rd Place||Beadling SC (PA-W)|
|16U Boys||Elite Division 4th Place||Pipeline SC Black (MD)|
|17U Boys||Elite Division Champion||LVU 00 Black (PA-E)|
|17U Boys||Elite Division Runner-up||Baltimore Celtic SC 00 (MD) [OPEN]|
|17U Boys||Elite Division 3rd Place||LMSC Sabertooth Rats (PA-E)|
|17U Boys||Elite Division 4th Place||McLean 00 Green (VA) [OPEN]|
2017-18 US Youth Soccer National League Qualifiers | ERL Girls
|13U Girls||Elite Division Champion||SDFC 04 Yellow (NJ)|
|13U Girls||Elite Division Runner-up||Beadling Elite (PA-W)|
|14U Girls||Elite Division Champion||BRYC Elite Academy 03/04 (VA)|
|14U Girls||Elite Division Runner-up||SDFC 03 Yellow (NJ)|
|15U Girls||Elite Division Champion||SJEB Rush 02 Academy Blue (NJ) [OPEN]|
|15U Girls||Elite Division Runner-up||LVU 02 Black (PA-E)|
|15U Girls||Elite Division 3rd Place||Loudoun 02 Red (VA)|
|15U Girls||Elite Division 4th Place||NJ Rush 02 Grey (NJ)|
|16U Girls||Elite Division Champion||FC Frederick 01 (MD)|
|16U Girls||Elite Division Runner-up||NJ Stallions 01 Freedom (NJ)|
|16U Girls||Elite Division 3rd Place||Greater Binghamton FC (NY-W) [OPEN]|
|16U Girls||Elite Division 4th Place||Arlington SA 01 Red (VA)|
|17U Girls||Elite Division Champion||HBC Impact 00 (NY-E)|
|17U Girls||Elite Division Runner-up||LMSC Storm (PA-E)|
|17U Girls||Elite Division 3rd Place||Princeton SA (NJ) [OPEN]|
|17U Girls||Elite Division 4th Place||Century V Gold (PA-W) [OPEN]|
* Teams marked [OPEN] qualified for the 2017-18 National League outside of ERL play. Therefore, those spots will be filled based on a review of team applications by the National League committee.
The Region I Championships feature top teams in the 12U through 19/20U age groups and begin Friday, June 30, with preliminary games running through July 2. Semifinals take place July 3, and regional champions will be crowned following final matches on July 4.
Youth soccer games will be played at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center, Patriot Park and Embrey Mill Complex in Spotsylvania, Va.
Regional winners of the 13U through 19/20U age groups earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 24-30, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
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.
Source: Press Release from USYS