US Youth Soccer National League P.R.O. sees 144 teams qualify for USYS National Championships
FRISCO, Texas — Following a competitive US Youth Soccer National League P.R.O. season, 144 teams across the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U Boys and Girls age groups have qualified to compete in the 2022 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
By way of their success in National League P.R.O., the top finishers in each group have earned a direct path to the USYS National Championships. Annually, the final leg of the nation’s most elite and prestigious youth cup competition provides teams with a chance to add themselves to the storied history of USYS and capture the National Championship title in their respective age group.
During the 2021-22 season of National League P.R.O., the Midwest Conference had the most teams (38) of any conference advance to the National Championships through league play. The Great Lakes Conference had the second-most qualifiers (23), while the Mid Atlantic Conference had 20 teams punch their tickets to Nationals. In total, 12 of the 13 National League Conferences are represented among the teams that qualified for the National Championships through National League P.R.O.
Illinois led all US Youth Soccer State Associations with 18 teams that qualified for the 2022 USYS National Championships through National League P.R.O., while the number of qualifiers from five other State Associations — Ohio (15), New Jersey (13), Florida (12), Eastern Pennsylvania (11) and Michigan (10) — reached double digits. In all, 26 different State Associations had at least one team qualify for the National Championships through National League P.R.O.
Qualifiers by USYS State Association: Illinois (18), Ohio (15), New Jersey (13), Florida (12), Eastern Pennsylvania (11), Michigan (10), North Texas (8), Eastern New York (7), Utah (6), Maryland (5), Wisconsin (5), Kansas (4), Missouri (4), Oregon (4), Nevada (3), Pennsylvania West (3), Tennessee (3), South Texas (3), California South (3), Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), Idaho (1), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), Virginia (1)
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