LEESBURG, VA (Via Loudoun Soccer) – Two Loudoun Soccer teams were crowned Region I Champions on July 4, 2017 at the Region I Championships in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
05G Red completed an undefeated run at the Championships with a 4-0 win over Delaware Rush in the Final. The teams first appearance at Regionals impressed with 10 goals scored and only 1 goal given up through the entire event. They become the first female team at the club to win a Regional title.
“We are very proud of these girls and coaches Rae Ann (Taylor) and Eddie (Pope)”, said Mark Ryan, Loudoun Soccer Technical Director. “They went to Regionals and performed to their potential in hot, pressurized conditions. We enjoyed watching these girls work together as a team to bring home the highest prize possible for their age group. We extend our congratulations to the players, parents and coaches.”
U.S. Youth Soccer, the governing body of youth soccer in the United States, does not include the Under-12 age group at the National Championships.
02G Red also completed an astounding undefeated run at the Championships, ending with a 2-1 win over CCL rival Beach FC in the Final – a re-match of the State Cup Final in Fall 2016, which the team heartbreakingly lost.
02G Red would go on to win every single game at the Regional Championships, scoring 18 goals and only giving up 7 in return.
“It was clear from before the opening game that this team had one mission”, said Ryan. “To have one team go undefeated at Regionals is rare – to have two teams do it is unheard of. We extend our congratulations to 02G Red on their stunning success and wish the team, along with Coach DiMillio, all the best at the National Championships in Texas later this month!”
U.S. Youth Soccer has released the schedule for the National Championships, held at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, TX from July 24-July 30, 2017.
02G Red drew teams from Michigan, Texas and Utah. They being Group Stage play against MI Nationals Union 02G Black on July 27 at 8 AM ET. Their full schedule is as follows;
- 7.25 | 8 AM ET | MI Nationals Union 02G Black (MI)
- 7.26 | 10 AM ET | Solar Chelsea 02G Grado (TX)
- 7.27 | 8 AM ET | La Roca PO 02G (UT)