Loudoun Soccer sends two teams to US Youth Nationals
Leesburg, Va. (Via Loudoun Soccer) – Two teams from Loudoun Soccer have qualified to participate in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
Loudoun 98 Boys Red and Loudoun 98 Girls Red will compete in the prestigious event, located this year at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD.
The National Championship Series takes place July 21-27, beginning with the Player Luncheon on the 21st and continuing with Round Robin play on July 22nd.
“Loudoun Soccer is very proud of the success of our travel program. To have two teams participating in the National Championship next week so close to home is very exciting,” technical director Darryl Gee said on Monday. “On behalf of the Loudoun Soccer board, technical and administration staff, and the many Loudoun Soccer players, we wish our teams the best of luck.”
Loudoun 98 Boys Red qualified for the National Championship Series early by virtue of winning the US Youth Soccer National League. The team has also directly qualified for the event as US Youth Soccer Region 1 Champions.
“We are delighted to be coming into the National Championships as winners of the Region 1 Championship”, said Coach Mark Ryan. “The players overcame some major hurdles in Rhode Island and found a way to come out on top against some excellent teams. The team is now looking forward to testing itself against the very best teams in the nation in Maryland.”
Loudoun 98 Girls Red qualified for the National Championship Series as the Region 1 Representative.
Coach Randy May said, “It has been quite a journey for this team as they advance to Nationals for the first time and they will be the first girls’ team to represent Loudoun Soccer in the National Championship Series. After placing first in the Region 1 South bracket, in a very competitive league, we are extremely proud of the girls and their accomplishments. They have fought hard to be here.”
Loudoun 98 Girls Red play their first match on Tuesday, July 22 at 8 AM on Field 5 against Tophat 17 Gold from Georgia. Loudoun 98 Boys Red face Pateadores San Diego at 2 PM at Field 12 on July 22.