July 30, 2016 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Finalists all set
FRISCO, Texas — Several teams are one step closer to realizing the ultimate youth soccer dream after securing a spot in Sunday’s final matches with semifinal victories at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Center on Saturday morning.
July 26, 2016 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Newcomer falls in first match
FRISCO, Texas--- In a matchup between two newcomers to the National Championships, U-17 Girls CR S Burgundy Rapids (NC) started off with a 1-0 victory over Team Chicago Academy – Brasilia (IL) at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Complex on Tuesday.
June 30, 2016 MAKING THE GRADE
Sockers FC among 25 in Girls Development Academy
CHICAGO---Sockers FC, are among the 25 clubs admitted to U.S. Soccer's Girls' Development Academy. While six teams in the National Women's Soccer League were accepted into the program, the Chicago Red Stars are not among the group, though could join the Academy at a later date.
June 29, 2016 US YOUTH SOCCER REGION II CHAMPIONSHIPS
Illinois teams take four titles
WESTFIELD, Ind. – Of the 14 total champions at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships Illinois Youth Soccer had four teams win championships.
Ohio South and Wisconsin were each represented by three champion teams, Ohio North had two and Nebraska as well as Missouri each had one team.
March 30, 2016 NEW COMPETITIONS
EDP Plans U20 and U23 Open Cups
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey-based EDP announced today that it will be working hand-in-hand with the United States Adult Soccer Association to expand its EDP Open Cup to U20 and U23 men's and women's teams across the nation including an additional open-age division for women.
February 23, 2016 QUALIFICATION SET
U.S. Youth Soccer National League
FRISCO, Texas -- The US Youth Soccer National League has determined qualification parameters for the league’s expansion in the 2016-17 season, when the U-16, U-17 and U-18 age groups double from 16 to 32 teams.
January 28, 2015 NEW U20 LEAGUE PLANNED
EDP Super League targets national footprint
EAST BRUNSWICK NJ --A new Under 20 league that hopes to achieve a national footprint is being formed by EDP. Several clubs have already been invited to join the EDP Super Club U20 League, which will begin an open application process within the next week.
July 30, 2015 FINALS SET
US Youth Soccer names National, Regional hosts
FRISCO, Texas -- The US Youth Soccer National Championships will be held at The Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas for the next three years, then will shift to the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan., in 2019 and 2020. US Youth Soccer also announced the locations for each of next year's regional championships.
July 27, 2015 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Magic takes a crown
TULSA, Okla. — After falling behind early, Chicago Magic PSG Preacademy (IL) stormed back for a 4-1 win over Arlington Impact Red (VA) in the Under-17 Boys National Championship final at the Mohawk Soccer Complex Sunday.
July 23, 2015 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Knockout stages set
TULSA, Okla. — With group play at the US Youth National Championships coming to a close on Thursday, at the Mohawk Soccer Complex, the Under-13 and Under-19 final matchups are now set, while the final four teams in each of the Under-14 through Under-18 gender age groups have been determined.
July 21, 2015 US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sabbi leads a Magic rout
TULSA, OK--- U.S. U 18 player Emmanuel Sabbi scored four goals in a 20 minute span in the first half and Michael Gallo added another in the 27th minute as Chicago Magic PSG Preacademy (IL) defeated against Sunrise Elite 97/98 (FL) 5-0.
December 30, 2014 US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUE
Five teams secure their spots
ORLANDO, Fla. — Five boys teams secured their spots among the top two in the US Youth Soccer National League standings this weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, leaving a lot to play for when the remaining teams meet in Las Vegas March 13-15.
May 29, 2014 INDIANA CLUBS MERGE
Carmel United, Westfield to become Indiana Fire Juniors
The Carmel United Soccer Club (CUSC) and Westfield Youth Soccer Club (WYSA) merge to become the Indiana Fire Juniors Soccer Club, a Chicago Fire Soccer Club affiliation. With more than 1,200 travel players and more than 1,500 recreational players, the new club will be the largest and most comprehensive youth soccer organization in Indiana.
May 30, 2014 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Region I President's Cup, SRPL champs crowned
The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Presidents Cup champions were crowned Memorial Day weekend in Slippery Rock, Pa. Winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-13 in Greenville, S.C.
May 17, 2014 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Region 1 Champs Qualify for National League
The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League championship finals took place last weekend, as both finalists in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups earned automatic qualification into the US Youth Soccer National League for the 2014-15 season.
February 14, 2014 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
ODP Championships set
The schedule and field of 16 teams are set for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Championships, which will be played Feb. 28-March 2 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz.
January 10, 2013 GOING TO DOHA
Fire Academy U16s to play in Qatar
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire U16 Academy Team is set to participate in the 2014 Al Kass International Cup, which will run from January 13 to January 23 at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.
January 2, 2014 US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUE
Six teams clinch spots in Nationals
ORLANDO, Fla. — Six teams secured spots to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships over the weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., playing alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase. The 48 remaining boys teams will finish their seasons and solidify the league standings March 14-16 in Las Vegas, Nev.
December 16, 2013 NEW DIRECTOR OF COACHING
Chris King joins Eclipse Select
Eclipse Select Soccer Club has hired Chris King as Director of Coaching. The longtime member of Ohio Premier, who has served as the club’s technical director, will start his Eclipse Select tenure in January of 2014.
December 13, 2013 SUPER Y LEAGUE
BRADENTON, Fla. – After five days of competition involving 116 boys and girls teams from across the United States and Canada, Tuesday saw 12 champions crowned at the USL Super Y-League North American Finals.
December 13, 2013 US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUE
Girls wrap up four days of competition
WILSON, N.C. — After four days of play, the US Youth Soccer National League Under-14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Girls have solidified their spots in the standings until nearly half the field meets again Dec. 31-Jan. 2 in Orlando, Fla., where they will continue competing for a league title and a ticket to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Germantown, Md., July 21-27.
December 2, 2013 OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Elite girls wrap up week in Florida
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Thanksgiving Interregional was played last week in Boca Raton, Fla. The six-day tournament featured elite girls teams in the 1996-1999 age groups from each of the four US Youth Soccer regions.
November 26, 2013 US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUE
Boys wrap up opening week
WILSON, N.C. — After four days of play, the US Youth Soccer National League Under-14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Boys have solidified their spots in the standings until nearly half the field meets again Dec. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla., where they will continue competing for a league title and a ticket to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Germantown, Md., July 21-27.
September 27, 2013 TAKING TITLES
Three Eclipse Select teams win Great Lakes Soccer Challenge
Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s YDP West Black U-9 Girls team, the Eclipse Select Elite West Black U-12 Girls squad and Eclipse Select Elite West Black U-13 Girls each took the championship title at the Great Lakes Soccer Challenge this past weekend at the Naperville Polo Club in Plainfield, Ill.
August 13, 2013 UP TO THE CHALLENGE
Eclipse U-18 Elite capture cup
CHICAGO – Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s U-18 Elite Clubs National League team captured first place at the 2013 Eclipse Select Challenge Cup, going 4-0-0 during the tournament and capping things off with a 4-2 win against North Shore United. The tournament took place at the Waukegan Sports Park in north suburban Waukegan, Ill., and featured 90 teams.
August 13, 2013 REGION II CHAMPIONSHIP
Dayton, Ohio selected host by US Youth Soccer
FRISCO, Texas — US Youth Soccer has selected Dayton, Ohio and the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association as host of the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships as part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The games will take place at the John Ankeney Soccer Complex in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton.
July 28, 2013 IT’S ABOUT WINNING
Gold Cup title has U.S. team confident
CHICAGO – The last time the U.S. Men won the CONCACAF Gold Cup, they topped Mexico 2-1 at Soldier Field in 2007. With a 1-0 win over Panama at the same stadium on Sunday, it’s got the team thinking about bigger and better things, such as moving on to Brazil for next year’s World Cup.
July 26, 2013 U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Final matchups set
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Friday’s games wrapped up preliminary play at the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Overland Park Soccer Complex. All matchups are now set for this weekend’s 14 championship finals. Seven National Champions will be crowned Saturday night, with the remaining seven championships decided on Sunday morning.
July 20, 2013 U.S. SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
MLS teams capture both titles
HOUSTON - Justen Glad's header goal in the 75th minute broke a 2-2 deadlock and Real Salt Lake AZ Under-15/16s padded its lead in the closing minutes to claim a 4-2 win over Solar Chelsea at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week Championship.
June 26, 2013 FIVE CHAMPS
Illinois teams take regional crowns
DES MOINES, Iowa – Five Illinois teams, Raiders FC, NSA Jaguars, NSA Rockets Team Chicago Academy Botafogo and the Chicago Fire Academy captured titles at the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships on Wednesday. The five titles was the most won by any state.
June 5, 2013 NEW COMPETITION
Fire, Crew youth affiliates create pro division
FRISCO, Texas ---Youth teams affiliated with the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew will participate in a new competition, the Youth Clubs Affiliates Division, which will be operated under the umbrella of U.S. Youth Soccer's Midwest Regional League.
May 31, 2013 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Super Y League finals scheduled
The Super Y League 2013 North American Finals will be held December 5-9 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. This will mark the second consecutive year the North American Finals have been held at IMG Academy’s facilities.
May 10, 2013 US SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Sczepanek leads Fire U-18 past Internationals
Shattuck-Saint Mary's Soccer Academy U-18 defeated Sockers FC 2-0 on goals by Michael Bajza (17') and Steve Eneme (60') on Saturday at Northern Illinois University. In the U-16 matchup between the two teams, Christopher Mueller scored the only goal in the 67th minute for a 1-0 Sockers win.
May 3, 2013 HOUSE RULES
Eclipse Select impressive in own Classic
Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s impressive showing at the 2013 Eclipse Select Spring Classic featured six teams that earned titles this past weekend. The tournament also included a grand total of 10 Eclipse Select teams that advanced to the tournament finals among the U-10 through U-14 levels.
April 19, 2013 WEEKEND SWEEP
Eclipse U13 wins all three
Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s U-13 Elite Girls team won all three of its matches in Midwest Regional League play in the Girls U-13 First Division West White this past Saturday and Sunday at the Oak Brook Polo Fields.
April 19, 2013 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
US Soccer promoting youth futsal
U.S. Soccer, in partnership with Nike, will host a youth futsal invitational from April 20-24 at The Home Depot Center as part of a new U.S. Soccer player development initiative to encourage the country's elite youth players to play futsal.
April 12, 2013 THEIR CUP RUNNETH OVER
Four Eclipse teams win showcase titles
Four Eclipse Select Soccer Club teams won the title at the 2013 Puma Champions Cup College Showcase this past weekend in Rockford. The U-16 USYSA squad won the U-16/17 Girls Super Group, while Eclipse Select’s U-14 USYSA, Eclipse Select U-14 West Black Girls and U-14 West Girls teams also came away champions at the event.
April 5, 2013 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Development Academy expands
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy has added three clubs for the in the 2013-14 season. Olney-Bethesda (Olney/West Bethesda, Md.), the Philadelphia Union (Wayne, Pa.) and Phoenix FC (Tempe, Ariz.) were selected following an extensive review process of the technical and programmatic aspect of each club.
March 28, 2013 YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
US Soccer scouts id2 camp
During last weekend’s US Club Soccer id2 Program Training Camp in Chula Vista, Calif., U.S. Soccer Women's Development Director Jill Ellis gathered the players from the girls side and shared a few words.
March 22, 2013 IT’S A WRAP
US Youth Soccer National League closes out season in Las Vegas
With half of the teams in each division of the US Youth Soccer National League completing their season in Orlando at the start of the year, 11 of the 16 division titles had to wait until the final weekend in Las Vegas to be decided, including five divisions coming down to the last day of play.
March 21, 2013 VEGAS HEADLINERS
Eclipse go 4-0 at Showcase
Eclipse Select’s Elite Clubs National League teams opened the spring season in high fashion, particularly the U-18 ECNL team, which went a perfect 4-0-0 this past weekend at the Las Vegas Players Showcase.
March 18, 2013 NEW CLUBS
Development Academy adds 22 to U13/14 age division
CHICAGO – The U.S. Soccer Development Academy has announced the inclusion of 22 new clubs to the Under-13/14 age division in preparation for the inaugural 2013-14 season. The new clubs will join existing Academy clubs in the new U-13/14 program starting next fall.
February 28, 2013 YOUTH EXPO
Saturday in Schaumburg
The Illinois Youth Soccer Expo and Chicago Fire FanFest takes place this weekend at the Schaumburg Sports Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Rd in Schaumburg.
February 8, 2013 ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS SET
Semis March 1, Finals March 3
FRISCO, Texas — US Youth Soccer's elite will compete at the 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Championships to be played March 1 and 3 at the FC Dallas Stadium Complex in Frisco, Texas.
February 8, 2013 RULES CHANGES
Amendments for High School
INDIANAPOLIS---Clarifying when and how coaches can communicate with players highlighted the high school soccer rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations Soccer Rules Committee.
January 5, 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP BERTH
Eclipse Select U-15 Girls win Disney title
The Eclipse Select U-15 USYSA Black Girls team stamped its ticket to the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships as the club performed exceptionally during its recent trip to Florida in both USYSA National League and Elite Clubs National League play over the past week and a half.
December 7, 2012 WEEKEND REMATCHES
Eclipse Select host Scott Gallagher, Mn. Thunder
CHICAGO -- Fresh off a winning trip to St. Louis last weekend, the Eclipse Select Soccer Club's Elite Clubs National League teams look forward to a rematch against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri on Saturday, followed by the Minnesota Thunder on Sunday.
December 7, 2012 GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
Eclipse Select U-15 USYSA Black wins first three
CHICAGO -- The Eclipse Select Soccer Club's U-15 USYSA Black team made a strong first impression to open the 2012-13 US Youth Soccer National League season, winning its first three games at Wilson Gillette Soccer Park in Wilson, N.C., over its four-game weekend set.