Forty-eight National League teams qualify for USYS National Championships
FRISCO, Texas — Following three events that featured US Youth Soccer National League Playoffs, 48 teams across the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U Boys and Girls age groups have qualified to compete in the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
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By way of their success in the 2020-21 National League Playoffs, the group winners in each age group, along with second-place finishers in each bracket in the 14U age group, have earned a direct path to the USYS National Championships.
During the 2020-21 National League Playoffs, the Desert Conference saw the most teams advance to the National Championships, as 10 teams won their groups. The Midwest Conference had the second-most qualifiers (seven) for Nationals, while the Frontier, Great Lakes and Mid Atlantic Conferences each had six. The Mid South, Pacific and Sunshine Conferences had three teams advance, while the Piedmont and South Atlantic Conferences each had two teams earn berths to Nationals.
In total, 10 of the 13 National League Conferences are represented among the Playoff winners.
2020-21 USYS National League representatives at the 2021 USYS National Championships
*The top two teams from Group A and Group B in the 14U age group advance to the National Championships.
Utah led all US Youth Soccer State Associations with seven teams that qualified for the 2021 USYS National Championships through the National League Playoffs, while North Texas had six and Eastern Pennsylvania had four of its teams advance. In all, 22 different State Associations had at least one team qualify for the National Championships through the National League Playoffs.
Qualifiers by USYS State Association: Utah (7), North Texas (6), Eastern Pennsylvania (4), Florida (3), Cal South (2), Colorado (2), Illinois (2), Maryland (2), Missouri (2), New Jersey (2), Ohio North (2), Ohio South (2), Tennessee (2), Cal North (1), Georgia (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), North Carolina (1), Nevada (1), PA West (1), Wisconsin (1)