Region I Champions League teams advance to RegionaI Championships
FRISCO, Texas (Via US Youth Soccer) — Through success in the US Youth Soccer Region I Champions League, 12 teams have punched their ticket to the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships, to be played July 1-5 at the Barboursville Soccer Complex in Barboursville, W.Va.
The Region I Champions League qualifiers will join US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select wild card teams, as more than 260 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls sides from the 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations compete for the regional title.
Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionI/.
Region I is comprised of 15 US Youth Soccer State Associations, including Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Region I Champions League provides an opportunity for the most competitive teams in US Youth Soccer Region I to play each other on a scheduled basis while also competing for placement in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League.
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (Region I Champions League, Region II Midwest Regional League, Region III Southern Premier League and Region IV Far West Regional League). Each league provides the best localized matchups and an opportunity for advancement to play at the national level — giving players great opportunities for development while facing top competition.
The teams who have qualified for the Region I Championships help make up the 32 Region I Champions League sides who have also earned their place into the National League for the 2016-17 season. The Region I Champions League Playoff winners and finalists in the Under-13 and Under-17 age groups have qualified for next year’s National League, while the first- through fourth-place teams in the Under-14 through Under-16 age groups have also earned a berth into the 2016-17 National League. A complete list of National League qualifiers can be found here.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships Qualifiers
|Under-13 Boys||Arlington SA Barca Red (VA)|
|Under-14 Boys||Baltimore Darby 01/02 (MD)|
|Under-15 Boys||HMMS Eagle FC 00 Titans (PA-E)|
|Under-16 Boys||Loudoun 99 Red (VA)|
|Under-17 Boys||Penn Fusion 98 Elite (PA-E)|
|Under-18 Boys||Dix Hills Elite (NY-E)|
|Under-13 Girls||South Shore Select Elite (MA)|
|Under-14 Girls||BRYC 01 Elite (VA)|
|Under-15 Girls||NJ Stallions Freedom (NJ)|
|Under-16 Girls||Beadling SC Bombers 99/00 (PA-W)|
|Under-17 Girls||WNY Flash Academy 98/99 (NY-W)|
|Under-18 Girls||Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W)|
2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League Qualifiers | Boys
|Under-13||1st||Arlington SA Barca Red (VA)|
|Under-13||2nd||Syracuse Development Academy (NY-W)|
|Under-14||1st||Baltimore Darby 01/02 (MD)|
|Under-14||2nd||Beadling SC (PA-W)|
|Under-14||3rd||Bethesda South 01 (VA)|
|Under-14||4th||Bethesda Blue 01 (MD)|
|Under-15||1st||HMMS Eagle FC 00 Titans (PA-E)|
|Under-15||2nd||OBGC Rangers Blue (MD)|
|Under-15||3rd||FPYC Fury/Evergreen FC (VA)|
|Under-15||4th||Delaware Rush 00 (DE)|
|Under-16||1st||Loudoun 99 Red (VA)|
|Under-16||2nd||North United SC 99 Premier (PA-W)|
|Under-16||3rd||FC Montco Die Mannschaft (PA-E)|
|Under-16||4th||BRYC 99 Elite (VA)|
|Under-17||1st||Penn Fusion 98 Elite (PA-E)|
|Under-17||2nd||Baltimore Bays 98/99 (MD)|
2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League Qualifiers | Girls
|Under-13||1st||South Shore Select Elite (MA)|
|Under-13||2nd||HMMS Impact Eagle FC (PA-E)|
|Under-14||1st||BRYC 01 Elite (VA)|
|Under-14||2nd||South Shore Select Elite (MA)|
|Under-14||3rd||1776 United FC Xtreme (PA-E)|
|Under-14||4th||Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W)|
|Under-15||1st||NJ Stallions Freedom (NJ)|
|Under-15||2nd||Century V Gold (PA-W)|
|Under-15||3rd||FC Virginia United Elite 00 (VA)|
|Under-15||4th||HBC Impact 00 (NY-E)|
|Under-16||1st||Beadling SC Bombers 99/00 (PA-W)|
|Under-16||2nd||Arsenal FC Premier Pride (PA-W)|
|Under-16||3rd||FC Penn Strikers (PA-E)|
|Under-16||4th||WNY Flash 99/00 (NY-W)|
|Under-17||1st||WNY Flash Academy 98/99 (NY-W)|
|Under-17||2nd||ABGC Annandale United FC (VA)|
The Region I Championships feature top teams in the Under-12 through Under-19 age groups beginning with round robin games Friday, July 1, through Sunday, July 3. Semifinal matches will be played Monday, July 4 and the Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on July 5.
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. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.