Super-Y League finals schedule released
The schedule for the 2012 United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League North American Finals was announced today as 130 teams representing some of the best young boys and girls talent will descend upon Bradenton, Florida this winter. The event is set for December 7-11 at the world-class facilities of IMG Academy.
The participating teams represent five regional divisions throughout the United States and Canada – Mid Atlantic, Midwest, New England, South Atlantic, and Southeast.
Last week’s live draw at USL headquarters in Tampa gave teams an idea of what they’ll be up against and the unveiling of the tournament schedule puts in motion all the planning and preparation that comes with competing in the national finals.
In its 14th consecutive year, the SYL North American Finals has helped launched the careers of many notable U.S. soccer stars such as Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo and 2010 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year Mollie Pathman.
The world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and education complex, IMG Academy has hosted myriad soccer team training camps in 2012, including clubs such as the Seattle Sounders, D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Sweden’s Malmö FF, as well as the U.S. Women’s National Team preparing for the London Olympic Games and the Antigua & Barbuda Men’s National Team preparing for World Cup qualifying.
The 2012 Super Y-League North American Finals will kick off at 8 a.m. on Friday, December 7 with group play, with the championship matches set for each age group on Tuesday, December 11.