National League teams highlight US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships
FRISCO, Texas — Teams from the US Youth Soccer National League Conferences produced standout results at the 2021 USYS Southern Regional Championships in Greenville, S.C., as they captured 11 of 14 Regional titles.
The competition at the Southern Regional Championships included teams from four different National League Conferences — the Frontier, Mid South, Piedmont and Sunshine. In all, 45 of 56 semifinalists played in one of the conferences during the 2020-21 season, and 25 of the 28 finalists were conference teams.
The Sunshine Conference led the way with six Southern Regional Champions, along with five finalists and 16 total semifinalists. Three champions came from the Mid South Conference, which also had 12 total semifinalists. The Frontier Conference saw nine teams advance to the semifinals, while five moved on to the finals and one claimed a title. The Piedmont Conference had eight semifinalists, five runners-up and one champion.
2021 USYS Southern Regional Champions
|Age Group||Team (State)||NL Conference|
|13U Girls||Team Boca SABR 08 White (FL)||Sunshine|
|14U Girls||South Carolina Surf 07 (SC)||—|
|15U Girls||Solar South 06 Adames (TX-N)||Frontier|
|16U Girls||Collierville SA 05 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)||Mid South|
|17U Girls||CFC Red Star 04 Elite (GA)||Piedmont|
|18U Girls||NCFC Youth 03 Elite (NC)||—|
|19U Girls||Collierville SA 02/03 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)||Mid South|
|13U Boys||Nona Soccer 2008 Black (FL)||Sunshine|
|14U Boys||Juventus Academy Miami – Dybala (FL)||Sunshine|
|15U Boys||Miami Breakers FC 06 Black (FL)||Sunshine|
|16U Boys||All Nations Sports Academy 05 (TX-S)||—|
|17U Boys||Germantown Legends 04 Black NL (TN)||Mid South|
|18U Boys||West Florida Flames Elite Brandon (FL)||Sunshine|
|19U Boys||Team Boca 02 White (FL)||Sunshine|
The 14 Southern Regional Champions now advance to the 2021 USYS National Championships, which will be played July 20-25 at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
National League teams have a long history of success at the USYS National Championships. Between 2007 and 2019, teams that competed in the national tier of the National League captured a combined 77 of 100 possible USYS National Championships.