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Youth Boys Jan 08, 2016

Top youth soccer clubs of 2015 selected by SoccerWire readers

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As 2015 came to a close, our editors combed through the nation’s major leagues, tournaments, and national championship competitions to compile a starting list.

We ended up with nearly 100 boys clubs and over 75 girls clubs on the list, which also included entrants submitted by club officials directly following our original list publication and the opening of voting. Here are the results.

Girls Clubs
fcvirginiaMetropolitan DC area clubs made up four of the top five girls clubs, no doubt a reflection of SoccerWire’s readership and brand strength in the region of the country where we started as a local publication.

FC Virginia* came out on top with over 1,700 votes, followed by Virginia Soccer Association with over 1,300, and Maryland United FC with nearly 800. Pennsylvania powerhouse Beadling SC jumped in at number four with over 600 votes before Northern Virginia’s monster club Loudoun Soccer rounded out the top five with over 400.

Out of the next five however, clubs from California, Massachusetts, Georgia, and North Carolina were surrounded a lone Maryland entrant.

 + See the full list of girls clubs here with vote tallies

Boys Clubs
SeattleUnited-logo-waWhile Washington, DC area clubs were also part of the story on the top boys clubs, their presence was not nearly as stark as the girls list. The most poignant example being the top club overall in Seattle United could hardly have been further away.

United came on strong in the final days of voting to garner nearly 600 total votes. They beat out two clubs that could almost be considered the same ones in Bethesda SC and their joint U.S. Development Academy join venture with Olney Boys & Girls Club known as Bethesda-Olney. A short trip up the road from Bethesda lead to Baltimore Celtic coming in at number 4 with exactly 200 votes, before Loudoun SC repeated their fifth place finish from the girls competition.

Like the girls clubs, the balance of the top 10 showed just one DC regional club, with four others calling from Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

 + See the full list of boys clubs here with vote tallies

*Editor’s Note: founder Chris Hummer occasionally run training sessions for FC Virginia, but did not make any personal communication to the club about this vote. 

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