US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP Soccer: 13U-14U Previews
The 13U and 14U schedules for the US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP Soccer, are set and teams are ready to compete this fall against some of the top USYS sides in the region. Teams from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania will be competing.
As one of the 13 Conferences in the USYS National League, teams will also have the opportunity to compete in the new US Youth Soccer National League Showcase Series, which provides opportunities for teams to participate in showcases that match up similar teams from varying areas of the country on a national platform.
Teams from the National League Conferences also have the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 USYS Eastern Regional Championships that will be hosted at Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Hammonton, N.J. and the 2021-2022 USYS National League Playoffs.
Jordi Meijer, NJ Premier F.C. Director of Coaching, stated: “NJ Premier FC is anxiously awaiting the start of the 2020-2021 season. The USYS Mid Atlantic Conference, managed by EDP, is a perfect platform for our club, and we are proud to be part of it. The opportunities the league provides for our players and the format in which it is offered seamlessly fits in with our development plan. Our players are ready to make up for lost time and are excited to compete again.”
A Look At This Seasons Premier I Divisions
13U Boys Premier I Blue:
The division features 2019-2020 NJYS State Cup champion NJ Premier FC 2008 and NJYS State Cup semi finalist Ironbound SC United, among several other top teams from within the East Region.
13U Boys Premier I Red
Lehigh Valley United 2008 Black, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 08 Black, Lower Merion SC Thunder, YMS 2008 Celtic, FC Europa 08 Elite and others comprise a very competitive division that will prove challenging for all sides pursuing the top spot.
14U Boys Premier I Red:
NJYS State Cup champion and USYS National League Playoffs participant SC Vistula Garfield Lewandowski looks to have another excellent season in a division that includes three of the four State Cup semi-finalists from the 2019 Fall NJYS State Cup. NJ Premier F.C. 2007 was a finalist, with Ironbound 07 Red Raiders a semi-finalist.
14U Boys Premier I Blue:
The 2018 EPYSA State Cup champions, VSA 1776 Centurions, are ready to take on some of the best teams in the region. YMS 2007 Blackout was a 2018 EPYSA State Cup semi-finalist, and Lehigh Valley United 2007 Black joins the conference from the Development Academy. SJEB Rush 07 Academy NL, PA Dominion FC 06, PDA Hibernian Scholes, Lower Merion SC Lost Boys, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 07 Black and recently promoted Deptford Premier FC 07 round out the division.
13U Girls Premier I Blue:
Torpedoes SC Red is the back-to-back NJYS State Cup champion, and it looks to take on some of the best teams around. Wall SC Chelsea lost to Torpedoes SC Red in the 2018 NJYS State Cup finals on penalty kicks, and continue to be a strong side in the age group. NJ Premier 08G was NJYS State Cup semi-finalists in 2018, narrowly losing 1-0 to Torpedoes.
13U Girls Premier I Red
Dynamite Academy WSC was the NJYS State Cup finalist in 2019, and it will look to come back stronger than ever in the 2020 Fall season. Cinnaminson SC Union has reached the semifinal in the NJYS State Cup the past two seasons and will aim to get over the hump in 2020-2021 and start off with a strong run in league play. Lehigh Valley United 08 Black and has been one of the top teams in EPYSA over the last few years, along with Quakertown SC Blast Blue and Philadelphia SC Coppa Express 08, which will make this an exciting division to watch this fall.
14U Girls Premier I Blue
After finishing as the NJYS State Cup finalist, Torpedoes SC will represent the Mid Atlantic Conference in the USYS National League Playoffs this year. PSA National 07 was a NJYS State Cup semi-finalist, and FC Berna Legacy joins the Premier I Division after being promoted from Premier II in the 2019-2020 season.
14U Girls Premier I Red
The 2019 Fall NJYS State Cup champion, Dynamite Academy 2007G, looks to continue its dominance as one of the top teams in the age group, but will face tough competition. Philadelphia Coppa 07 was an EPYSA State Cup finalist in 2019, and Lower Merion SC Furia reached the EPYSA State Cup semifinals. Keystone Athletic joins after being promoted from Premier II last season, and Wall Elite Napoli is back to fight for its spot at the top of the table after finishing third last conference season, behind Torpedoes and Lower Merion.