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USYS Jul 28, 2021

Ten National League teams win US Youth Soccer National Championships

FRISCO, Texas — The 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships saw 10 different USYS National League teams earn National titles following the week of competition in Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla.

2021 National Champions from the National League
13U Girls: Team Boca-SABR 2008 Girls White (FL)
14U Girls: ALBION SC San Diego 07 (CA-S)
15U Girls: Solar SC South 06G Adames (TX-N)
17U Girls: Penn FC Youth 2004 Lightning (PA-E)
18U Girls: Impact MN (UT)
19/20U Girls: Team Boca-SABR 2002 White (FL)
16U Boys: KHA B05 Red (KY)
17U Boys: Real Jersey FC 2004 (NJ)
18U Boys: Kingdom SC 03 Red (MI)
19/20U Boys: Chicago FC United 02 Pre-Academy (IL)

The 10 championship-winning sides highlighted a strong overall showing from National League teams, who represented 83 percent of the semifinalists (40) and 79 percent of the finalists (22).

Five of the National Championships were won by teams that qualified for the competition by winning the National League Playoffs, while the other five titles won by National League teams came from sides that advanced to Nationals through the Regional Championships.

Seven different National League Conferences were represented by the National Champions. The Mid Atlantic, Midwest and Sunshine Conferences had two champions each, while the Desert, Frontier, Great Lakes and Pacific Conferences each had one winner.

In the history of the National League, its teams have now claimed 87 of 114 possible National Championships. Read below to see how each of the most recent 10 champions added themselves to National League’s longstanding success at the USYS National Championships.

13U Girls: Team Boca-SABR 2008 Girls White (FL)

Team Boca went undefeated in group play, with its lone dropped points coming in a scoreless draw against Midwest Conference winner Nationals Union 08 Girls Black (MI). Those two sides met in the final, and little separated them again as the match needed extra time.

Just as it did in the second half of regulation, Team Boca answered a Nationals Union goal in extra time with an immediate equalizer to quickly erase its deficit. Team Boca eventually outlasted Nationals Union in penalties to win the National title.

14U Girls: ALBION SC San Diego 07 (CA-S)

ALBION SC finished first in Group A with three wins, as it outscored its opponents 8-to-1. The Cal South side continued its strong play in the semifinals, where it shut out Mid Atlantic Conference winner Dynamite Academy WSC 2007G (NJ), 4-0.

In the final, Albion faced Great Lakes Conference team Cleveland Force SC 07G (OH-N). In a tight game, Albion capitalized on a corner kick — heading the ball into the near side-netting for the game’s lone goal, as the Cal South side claimed the National Championship with a 1-0 victory.

15U Girls: Solar SC South 06G Adames (TX-N)

Behind a high-scoring offense, Solar SC South finished on top of Group A. Solar scored 12 goals while conceding 4, and followed an opening-day draw with two wins to earn 7 points in group play. The North Texas side followed that with a 2-1 semifinal win over Great Lakes Conference winner Club Ohio 2006G Green 1 (OH-S) to book its place in the final.

In the final, Solar built a two-goal lead against La Roca FC G2006 (UT) and maintained that on its way to a 4-2 victory that allowed it to secure the National title.

17U Girls: Penn FC Youth 2004 Lightning (PA-E)

Three close group play games resulted in Penn FC coming away with 7 points to finish on top of Group A. Its tight games continued in the semifinals, as Penn FC held on for a 2-1 victory to defeat LASC G04 Bradbury (CA-S) and book its spot in the final.

The championship game presented a rematch of the opening-day match between Penn FC and Desert Conference champ Utah Celtic FC 04 (UT). The Eastern PA side managed to improve on its 2-1 win in their group play contest, as it shut out Utah Celtic, 2-0, to win the National Championship.

18U Girls: Impact MN (UT)

Impact MN was one of several National League teams that entered Nationals having won its National League Conference, the National League Playoffs, its State Cup and its Regional Championship. The Utah side made it a clean sweep by claiming the National title.

Impact began group play with two wins before falling to National League Playoffs winner Indy Premier SC 03G Elite I (IN) — allowing Indy to finish on top of the group, while Impact finished second. Impact defeated South Atlantic Conference winner Keystone FC Premier 03G (PA-E), 3-1, in the semifinals to set up a rematch with Indy Premier in the final. A back-and-forth match saw Impact MN secure a 3-2 victory to win the National Championship.

19/20U Girls: Team Boca-SABR 2002 White (FL)

Team Boca displayed a potent attack during group play to come away with three wins and finish atop Group A. The Florida side also proved to be stout on defense and showed its quality on both ends of the field in a 3-0 semifinal win against Mid South runner-up Collierville SA 02/03 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN).

The championship game provided a rematch of Team Boca’s 2-1 group play win against SOFC Girls Premier 02/03 (NE). Once again, a strong offensive showing powered Team Boca to a victory, as its 4-2 triumph gave the Florida side the National Championship.

16U Boys: KHA B05 Red (KY)

Every goal counted in Group B, as Kings Hammer came out in second place after two draws and 2-1 victory on the third day of play. That win allowed the Kentucky side to move on to the semifinals, where it secured a 2-0 shutout victory to punch its ticket to the championship game.

In the final, KHA faced off against Desert Conference side LVSA 05 Boys Red (NV). A complete effort allowed KHA to pull away and secure an emphatic 5-0 victory, as the Kentucky side claimed the National Championship.

17U Boys: Real Jersey FC 2004 (NJ)

After winning its first two games of group play, Real Jersey fell to National League Playoffs winner Sparta 04 JK (UT) to finish second in Group A. However, Real Jersey rebounded to secure a dominant victory against New England Conference winner New England Surf 2004 State Grey (MA) in the semifinals to book its spot in the final match.

The championship game provided a rematch against Sparta, and Real Jersey managed to reverse the result, as it secured a 3-1 victory. With the win, Real Jersey managed to defend the National title it won in 2019 and go back-to-back as National Champions.

18U Boys: Kingdom SC 03 Red (MI)

After a 2-0 loss to start the week, Kingdom SC bounced back to secure two wins and finish in first place in Group A. That included a key 3-2 victory against South Atlantic Conference winner Baltimore Celtic 2003 Premier (MD) in a must-win situation on the third day of play.

Kingdom continued its run with a 2-1 semifinal win against Great Lakes Conference winner Indiana Fire Juniors 03B Red (IN) to set up a matchup against two-time defending National Champion LVSA 03 Boys Silver (NV). The Michigan side used another 2-1 result to end LVSA’s run, as Kingdom SC claimed the National title.

19/20U Boys: Chicago FC United 02 Pre-Academy (IL)

Behind the strongest defense in Group A, Chicago FC United finished atop the table with 7 points and advanced to the semifinals. There, it faced Desert Conference winner Tuzos Academy 02 (AZ) and came away with a 2-1 win to earn a chance to play for the storied James P. McGuire Cup — the oldest trophy in youth sports.

In the McGuire Cup final, the Illinois side faced National League Playoffs winner Strikers Miami FC Elite (FL), who it had defeated, 2-0, in group play. Chicago FC United once again took a 2-0 lead before Miami pulled within one goal late in the game. However, Chicago FC United held on to take the 2-1 victory and add itself to the history of the McGuire Cup.

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