U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships schedule announced, field of 60 teams set
• Top boys and girls teams in six age groups to be crowned in Rock Hill, S.C.
• 12 National League champions complete the field of 60 teams
U.S. Youth Soccer has announced the schedule for the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships to be played July 24-29 at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C.
The 60 qualifying teams will play matches Wednesday, July 25 through Friday, July 27 to determine who will advance to vie for the national titles. Those title games will be played Saturday, July 29 or Sunday, July 30. (2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships Schedule [web] [pdf])
In addition to the 48 announced regional champions and representatives, 12 teams from the U.S. Youth Soccer National League will complete the field of 60. US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age group each won its respective division in the highly competitive league.
2011-2012 U.S. Youth Soccer National League representatives for the 2012 National Championships:
|Under-15 Blue (OH-S)||Kings Soccer Academy||Cincinnati|
|Under-15 Red (CA-S)||Legends FC||Glendora|
|Under-16 Blue (CA-S)||Legends 95||Chino Hills|
|Under-16 Red (MO)||KCFC/Futura Academy||Kansas City|
|Under-17 Blue (CA-S)||Legends FC 94||Pomona|
|Under-17 Red (CA-S)||Legends Breakaway||Newport Beach|
|Under-15 Blue (IL)||Chicago Magic||Chicago|
|Under-15 Red (OH-S)||CUP Crew Jrs Gold||Cincinnati|
|Under-16 Blue (AZ)||Scottsdale 96 Blackhawks||Scottsdale|
|Under-16 Red (GA)||GSA 96 Phoenix Red||Atlanta|
|Under-17 Blue (IL)||Galaxy 94/95 Blue||Naperville|
|Under-17 Red (WA)||Eastside Fc 94 Red||Mercer Island|
The league consists of Under-15 through U-17 boys and girls teams who qualified for league play through their respective U.S. Youth Soccer Regional League.
For all teams competing in the National Championships, the annual Player Luncheon will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. The luncheon serves as the kickoff to the weeklong event highlighting the achievements of these national qualifiers.
Round robin matches are scheduled for 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Teams will earn three points for a win, one point for a tie and no points for a loss. The team with the most points at the conclusion of Friday’s play will advance to play for the national championship on Saturday, July 29 or Sunday, July 30.
• Complete schedules, results, stories, videos available at http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org
• Application for 2012-2013 National League season [Deadline July 6 at 5 p.m. ET]