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Tournaments May 23, 2016

California Regional League teams earn Region IV Championships berths

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FULLERTON, Calif. (Via Cal South Soccer) — With the conclusion of the 2015/16 California Regional League, sixteen Cal South teams have earned a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships, tournament set to be played June 20-26 at the Simplot Sports Complex in Boise, Idaho.

The Southern California teams advanced after finishing in the top spots in their respective age groups and divisions in the California Regional League season that began last August. Over the years, Cal South has earned 170 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Titles.

The FWRL qualifiers will join more than 200 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls sides from the 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations that will compete for the regional title.

+Read: Champions crowned at US Youth Soccer Cal South State Cup

2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championship Qualifiers | FWRL CRL South Division

Age Group – Team

  • Under-12 Boys – SD Surf Select (CA-S)+
  • Under-13 Boys – Boca Juniors OC 02 White (CA-S)
  • Under-14 Boys – FC Golden State 01 Black (CA-S)*
  • Under-15 Boys – West Coast FC Armour (CA-S)*
  • Under-16 Boys – LA Galaxy South Bay Gold (CA-S)*
  • Under-17 Boys – West Coast FC – Wyss (CA-S)
  • Under-18 Boys – West Coast FC Kirsch (CA-S)
  • Under-12 Girls – SD Surf (CA-S)+
  • Under-12 Girls – Arsenal FC GU12 Elite#
  • Under-12 Girls – SD Surf Academy EGSL U12+
  • Under-13 Girls – So Cal Blues – Baker (CA-S)
  • Under-14 Girls – Legends FC 01 (CA-S)*
  • Under-15 Girls – Rebels SC Elite (CA-S)*
  • Under-16 Girls – DMCV Sharks Elite Nastic (CA-S)*
  • Under-17 Girls – Arsenal FC South GU17 FC (CA-S)
  • Under-18 Girls – Albion SC USA (CA-S)

*Team automatically qualifies for 2016-17 National League
+Qualified to U12 National Championship Series Region IV Far West Regionals in Arvada, Colo.
#Qualified after SD Surf Academy EGSL U12 earned berth to U12 National Championship Series Region IV Far West Regionals
%Qualified after Cal North forfeited spot

If a FWRL champion also wins its US Youth Soccer State Cup, that team advances to the Region IV Championships as the State Cup champion and the next-in-line FWRL team is chosen to represent the league in Boise.

Such was the case in the Girls Under 17 Division. With division leader Beach FC Academy and runner-up Legends FC G98 already qualified to USYS National Cup through the National League, Arsenal FC South GU17 FC earned their spot to represent Cal South in Boise.

Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 25-31, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas.

The Region IV Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups beginning with round robin games Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22. Following a rest day, quarterfinal matches will be played Friday, June 24, with semifinals Saturday, June 25. The Region IV Champions will be crowned following final games on Sunday, June 26.

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