Region II teams punch tickets to 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships
FRISCO, Texas – US Youth Soccer announced the fourteen champions of the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships.
2013 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Champions:
|Under-13 Girls||Michigan Hawks||MI||Livonia|
|Under-14 Girls||NSA Rockets||IL||Naperville|
|Under-15 Girls||Ambassadors FC||OH-N||Twinsburg|
|Under-16 Girls||NSA Jaguars||IL||Naperville|
|Under-17 Girls||Iowa City Alliance – Heatwave||IA||Iowa City|
|Under-18 Girls||Team Chicago Acad. Botafogo*||IL||Aurora|
|Under-19 Girls||LSC EGA Bravo||NE||Omaha|
|Under-13 Boys||Raiders FC||IL||Lemont|
|Under-14 Boys||Michigan Wolves||MI||Livonia|
|Under-15 Boys||Vardar||MI||Rochester Hills|
|Under-16 Boys||Alliance Black||MI||Grand Rapids|
|Under-17 Boys||CUP Crew Juniors Gold*||OH-S||Cincinnati|
|Under-18 Boys||Springfield SC||MO||Springfield|
|Under-19 Boys||Chicago Fire Academy||IL||Bridgeview|
* Under-18 Girls: FC United Select (IL) to represent Region II, Team Chicago Acad. Botafogo (IL) to represent National League
* Under-17 Boys: SC Waukesha Blue (WI) to represent Region II, CUP Crew Juniors Gold (OH-S) to represent National League
Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups now advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the National Championship. These Region II Champions will join the 32 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region I (East), Region III (South), and Region IV (West) tournaments for the National Championships in Overland Park, Kan., July 23-28.
Illinois Youth Soccer was the most represented US Youth Soccer State Association with five championship teams. Representing teams from Michigan Youth Soccer took home four titles, and Ohio-North, Ohio-South, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska will each send one team.
The National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Regional League Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals in Overland Park, Kan.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 88 teams.