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September 9, 2016
A HEAD'S UP EDUCATION
NSCAA to give briefing on teaching of safer heading on Capitol Hill

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America will lead an educational briefing on teaching safer heading in soccer with Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Florida), co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.


July 31, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Winners crowned

FRISCO, Texas — The remaining champions were crowned Sunday at the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Center.


July 30, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Four champions crowned

FRISCO, Texas — Four of the 14 champions were crowned Saturday night at the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Center.


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 28, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Finalists for U-13, U-19 set

FRISCO, Texas —Finalists for the U-13 and U-19 groups at the US Youth Soccer Championships at the Toyota Soccer Center have been set.


July 27, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
FC Florida gets past defending champs Kickers SC Arsenal to advance

FRISCO, Texas — For the second straight game, FC Florida 96/97 Elite (FL) used a big second half to pull away for a win — this time a 4-2 victory over 2013 National Champion Smithtown Kickers SC Arsenal (NY-E) on the second day of play at the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships.


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.


June 28, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER REGION II CHAMPIONSHIPS
Eight Illinois teams in finals

WESTFIELD, Ind. – After four days of competition, eight teams from Illinois have advanced to the finals of the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships.


June 26, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER REGION II CHAMPIONSHIPS
Semifinalists set for Tuesday

WESTFIELD, Ind.– Three Chicago Fire youth clubs, as well as the Red Stars U-19 and Chicago Celtic have all advanced to the semi-finals of the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships at Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Ind.


June 25, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER REGION II CHAMPIONSHIPS
Libertyville FC comes back for second day win

WESTFIELD, Ind.---After falling in their opening Girls U-15 game on Friday, the Libertyville FC 1974 (IL) fought back for a 2-0 win over Sporting BV Roma (KS) on Saturday in the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships.


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.


November 9, 2015
NO MORE HEADING
US Soccer wants to lessen impact for all under 13

As part of the resolution of a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer and a number of its youth soccer affiliates, the Federation has issued new safety guidelines and will implement a new player safety campaign in the coming months.


August 24, 2015
AN AGE-OLD DECISION
U.S. Soccer changes birth-year standards

CHICAGO U.S. Soccer is phasing in new standards related to small-sided games and birth-year registration.


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 26, 2015
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Four champions crowned Saturday

TULSA, Okla. — Four of the 14 champions were crowned Saturday night at the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Mohawk Soccer Complex.


July 23, 2015
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday's Group Play results

Games played at Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla.


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 22, 2015
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
After big win, Magic goes scoreless in draw

TULSA, Ok.---In Under-17 Group B action, Chicago Magic PSG Preacademy (IL) and Arlington Impact Red (VA) played to a scoreless tie.


July 21, 2015
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tuesday's Group Play results

Games played at Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla.


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.



REGION II CHAMPS CROWNED
Chicago Magic take second straight U17 Boys title

FOX CITIES, Wis. --- Two defending champions – Under-15 Boys Sporting KC Academy (KS) and Under-17 Boys Chicago Magic PSG Preacademy (IL) – attained a second consecutive Regional title and will get another shot at the US Youth Soccer National Championships.


May 22, 2015
EXPANDED PRESENCE
US Youth Soccer National League to add 16 teams in 3 age groups

FRISCO, Texas —Beginning in the 2016-17 season, the US Youth Soccer National League will expand from 16 to 32 teams in each of the Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 gender age groups.


March 25, 2015
EARNING THEIR BERTHS
40 teams qualify for US Youth Soccer Championships

US Youth Soccer National League Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 Boys and Girls teams that have qualified to compete in the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which are being held July 20-26 in Tulsa, Okla.


January 7, 2015
NEW CHIEF FOR US CLUB SOCCER
Ex-MLS Exec Kevin Payne named CEO

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former Major League Soccer executive Kevin Payne has been named CEO of US Club Soccer.


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.


November 13, 2014
STAFF ADDITION
Illinois Youth Soccer name Caulbert Smith Associate Director of Coaching

Illinois Youth Soccer has named Caulbert Smith as the state association's new Associate Director of Coaching. Smith joins Illinois Youth Soccer after serving as the Director of Coaching of Cary Soccer Association for the past eight years.


October 18, 2014
DOUBLING UP
Eclipse Select teams beat Vardar twice

Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s Elite ECNL 2015 (U-18) through Elite ECNL 2018 (U-15) teams each posted a win against Michigan-based Vardar last Saturday at the Oak Brook Polo Fields.


July 27, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo denied in title bid

GERMANTOWN, Md.--- VSA Heat Blue (VA) won the Under 19-Girls Championship, defeating Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo (IL) at the MarylandSoccerPLex Saturday. It was the second straight year the two clubs met in the US Youth Soccer championship


July 27, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Finals Results

Games played at Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Md.


July 26, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
FC United Select falls in semifinal

GERMANTOWN, Md.---The only Illinois team playing in Saturday's semi-finals of the US Youth Soccer Championships at the Maryland Soccer Complex, U16 girls FC United Select, fell 2-1 to Tampa Bay United Premier 2-1.


July 26, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Semifinals results

Games played at Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Md.


July 26, 2014
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
US Club Soccer Crowns champs; New boys competition formed

With U-13 boys and U-17 girls titles, PDA - of the Northeast Pre-Academy League - was the only club to win multiple championships at the National Premier Leagues Finals. Last year, the U-13 and U-15 boys PDA teams won national titles.


July 24, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Team Chicago Academy, FC United Select advance

GERMANTOWN, Md. — Team Chicago Academy (U19 G) has advanced to the finals, while FC United Select (U16G), has advanced to the semifinals of the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Maryland SoccerPlex.


July 24, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday's Results

Games played at the Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Md.


July 23, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Eclipse Black, defending champs, fall

GERMANTOWN, Md. --- An early goal by Elizabeth Wissman helped Under-16 Girls team Tampa Bay United 97 Premier (FL) defeat the defending National Champions Eclipse Elite Black 97/98 (IL), 1-0.


July 23, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday's results

Games played at Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Md.


July 22, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER
Team Chicago Academy Botafogo opens with tie

GERMANTOWN, Md. — The Under-19 Girls Region II Champ, Team Chicago Academy Botafogo tied Region IV champ Legends FC from Cal South 1-1 on Tuesday at the US Youth Soccer Championships at the Maryland SoccerPlex.


July 22, 2014
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tuesday's results

Games played at Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds, Md.


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.


May 7, 2014
FIRST PLACE FINISH
Eclipse Select U13s take division title

Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s U-13 Girls clinched first place in the Midwest Regional League’s Girls U-13 First Division West Red over the weekend.


March 28, 2014
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
New post season for Development Academy, National League wraps up

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy has changed the 2013-14 Academy postseason, creating an elimination format for Under-15/16 and Under-17/18 age groups.


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 16, 2014
MAKING THE TRIP
Sockers’ Budnik named to id2 Tour quad

CHARLESTON, S.C – Arlington Height’s Alex Budnik was selected for US Youth Club Soccer’s id2 National Selection International Tour to Italy Feb. 27-March 10.


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 19, 2013
TOP VOLUNTEER
Goshen, Indiana's Millard Graber honored by US Youth Soccer

FRISCO, Texas — Goshen, Indiana's Millard Graber has been named the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region II Volunteer of the Year.


December 17, 2013
ODP BOYS NCAA INTERREGIONAL
Region II finishes without a loss

BRADENTON, Fla. — The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys NCAA Interregional concluded play Sunday at Braden River Soccer Club The three-day event featured boys from the 1996 and 1997 age groups.


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
Champions Crowned

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 5, 2013
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Boys wrap up competition in Arizona

CASA GRANDE, Ariz.- The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys Thanksgiving Interregional wrapped up play Monday at Grande Sports World. The three-day event featured boys from the 1999 and 2000 age groups.


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 28, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Final game results



July 28, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Eclipse, Team Chicago capture girls titles

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.---Two Chicagoland teams captured title at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships over the weekend.


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 26, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Champions crowned

U.S. Club Soccer crowned a total of 30 champions at the Aurora Sports Park in suburban Denver.


July 25, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Chicago Botafogo in 0-0 draw; FC United Select eliminated

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.---Under 18 Girls Connecticut FC (CT) and Team Chicago Botafogo (IL) battled it out to a scoreless draw in their Under-18 Girls matchup Thursday at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships


July 25, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Raiders take Illinois derby over Galaxy Blue

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.---In an Illinois derby, FC Raiders Premier defeated Galaxy 94/95 Blue 2-1 Thursday at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.


July 24, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jaguars, NSA Rockets both fall

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.---NSA Jaguars fell 1-0 to Legends FC and U14 NSA Rockets fell to Tophat 17 Gold 2-0 in the second day of group play at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.


July 24, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Chicago Fire Academy post 4-1 win

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.---Chicago Fire Academy (IL) put itself in good position to advance to the final with a 4-1 win over Plantation Copa (FL).


July 23, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Defending Champs Galaxy 94/95 Blue need late equalizer

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--- Defending National Champions Galaxy 94/95 Blue (IL) needed a late goal to come away with a 1-1 tie against PDA Harkes (NJ) in their Under-18 Boys game.


July 23, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
NSA Jaguars play to 2-2 draw

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--- After a back and forth game, U16 DMCV Sharks Elite (CA-S) and NSA Jaguars (IL) ended deadlocked at 2-2.


July 22, 2013
U.S. YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Five area girls teams in the hunt

Five girls teams from the Chicagoland area have qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, which kick off Tuesday in Overland Park, Kan.


July 22, 2013
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Four area boys team vie for titles

Four Chicago area boys teams in three age groups head into the U.S. youth Soccer National Championships which open on Tuesday in Overland Park, Kan.


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.


July 16, 2013
PRESIDENT'S CUP CHAMPS
SASA Spirits and Crystal Lake Force take titles

SASA Spirits and Crystal Lake Force took slightly different paths to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Auburndale, FL but both left the same way, as National Champions


July 11, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Development Academy, NSCAA honors; US Club Regional Champs

U.S. Soccer has announced its Development Academy Award winners, naming player and coach of the year, as well as Starting XI selections for each of the three conferences in both the Under 17/18 and Under 15/16 age divisions.


June 30, 2013
COMING UP EMPTY
Local clubs falls short at Development Academy Playoffs

Six area teams, representing four clubs participated in the US Soccer Developemnt Academy Playoffs at the FC Dallas Complex last week, and not one advance to the Finals Week.


June 28, 2013
IMPRESSIVE RUN
Illinois teams put on good showing at US Youth Soccer Regional

It was an impressive run by the teams from Illinois that advanced to the 2013 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships.


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 26, 2013
US YOUTH SOCCER
Region II Finals results



June 25, 2013
FIXED FOR THE FINALS
Six from Illinois, one from Indiana advance in regionals

DES MOINES, Iowa – Six teams from Illinois and one from Indiana have advanced to the finals of the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships.


June 25, 2013
US YOUTH SOCCER
Region II Championships Tuesday's Results



June 24, 2013
IN THE RUNNING
Chicago Academy, Raiders FC Premier looking to defend titles

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Illinois teams, U-18G Team Chicago Academy Botafogo (IL) and U-18B Raiders FC Premier (IL) are still in the running to defender their US Youth Soccer Region II titles.


June 25, 2013
US YOUTH SOCCER
Region II Championships Monday’s Results



June 23, 2013
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
Iowa teams dominate at Region II Championships

DES MOINES, Iowa – Team from host state Iowa dominated play on Sunday during the scond day of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships


June 23, 2013
US YOUTH SOCCER
Region II Championships Sunday Results



June 22, 2013
STARTING STRONG
6 defending champs win US Youth Soccer Region II openers

DES MOINES, Iowa ---Six teams are back to defend their US Youth Soccer Region II Championships, and all of them got off to a strong start Saturday at the James W. Cownie Park and Hidden Valley Soccer Complex, as they all started the tournament off with wins.


June 22, 2013
US YOUTH SOCCER
Region II Championship Saturday results



June 20, 2013
REGIONAL WINNERS
Crystal Lake Force Elite, SASA Spirits take Midwest Presidents Cup

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--- ,Crystal Lake Force Elite & SASA Spirits captured titles in the 2013 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup played June 13-16. The two teams move on to compete for a National Championship at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 10-14 in Auburndale, Florida.


June 18, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
NextGen adds clubs

SA United Soccer Club and Austin Texans Soccer Club have been accepted into the Next Generation Series.


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 25, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Development Academy Finals scheduled; Andrews repeats as Gatorade Player of the Year

The 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week will be held from July 14-20 in Houston, returning to the area for a second straight season.


May 17, 2013
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
Eclipse teams post 8-1-1 record in showcase

The inaugural Eclipse Select Soccer Club Spring Showcase attracted the attendance of many major colleges and universities from across the country, and the host side did not disappoint.


May 17, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Region I Premier League championships

The 2013 US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League champions were decided this past weekend.


May 14, 2013
MAKING THE KEYNOTE
Alexi Lalas to speak at NSCAA Summer Symposium

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --Former U.S. National Team defender and current ESPN commentator Alexi Lallas will give the keynote address at the NSCAA Summer Symposium in August.


May 10, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XIII set to start

The road to the National Cup XII Finals is about to begin. When the Northeast Regional kicks off on May 25 in LaGrangeville, N.Y., it will mark the start of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition.


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 8, 2013
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM
NSCAA to hold Orlando event in August

For soccer coaches who wanted to experience the education sessions and interaction at Convention but couldn’t, the NSCAA has added another annual event to meet that need.


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.


May 3, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Far West Spring Champions, Development Academy roundup

The US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League Spring champions were decided this past weekend, and the winners of the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups have earned automatic qualification into the US Youth Soccer National League for the 2013-2014 season.


May 2, 2013
US SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Fire-Sockers split; Magic rolls over Milwaukee

Brandon Medina scored in the 56th minute to give the Chicago Fire U-18s a 1-0 win over Sockers FC on Saturday.


April 26, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Development Academy roundup, U-20 MNT camp

D.C. United U 16 Gerson Umana increased his season goal total to 15 with a hat trick against FC Delco on Saturday.


April 23, 2013
US SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Fire get better of Magic PSG in Clasico

The Chicago Fire got the better of the local Clasico with fellow US Development Academy club Chicago Magic PSG.


April 19, 2013
BIG WEEKEND AHEAD
Eclipse to play St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s split squad U-13 Composite teams are preparing for a big weekend against St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri and Illinois in National Premier Leagues play.


April 19, 2013
YOUTH CLASICO
Chicago Magic PSG to face Chicago Fire

The Chicago Magic PSG and Chicago Fire Academies square off in the local Derby---the Chicago Clasico. The teams have both been competing in the USSF program since its inception in 2007.


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 12, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Timbers Alliance grows; NextGen conferences set

Central Oregon’s Oregon Rush has become the newest member of the Portland Timbers’ adidas Timbers Alliance.


April 11, 2013
FIRE ACADEMY TRYOUTS
Players born 1995-2003

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire will hold tryouts for the fully-funded Academy program for players born in the years 1995 through 2003.


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
SILENCING THE THUNDER
Eclipse Select U-14s sweep Minnesota

Eclipse Select Soccer Club’s U-14 Elite Clubs National League team completed a season sweep of the Minnesota Thunder on Sunday.


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
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Development Academy roundup, Players of the Week

The Portland Timbers U-16 Academy played California-based clubs Strikers FC and Pateadores over the weekend at the adidas Timbers Training Center, recording a win and a draw to extend their current unbeaten run to six matches.


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.


March 14, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
id2 National Selection tour recap

The 2013 id2 National Selection posted two victories on their International Tour to Spain from Feb. 28-March 11, as well as close matches against youth academy teams from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.


March 8, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
U.S. Development Academy update; Whitecaps open new Academy Centre

The Portland Timbers Academy teams captured wins in each of their matches during a two-game road trip to Southern California over the weekend.


March 5, 2013
PREMIERSHIP SET
24 teams to compete in Illinois Youth Soccer league

The Illinois Youth Soccer State Premiership Division has accepted a total of 24 teams to compete in the Spring 2013 season. Eight teams each will play in the U-15 Division, U-16 Division and U17/U18 Division.


March 4, 2013
SPANISH CHALLENGE
US Club Soccer id2 team ready to test itself vs. Real Madrid, Barcelona youth sides

Gerry McKeown, the coach of the US Club Soccer id2 1999-2000 side on a tour in Spain, says the team isn't there to necessarily win games, but to challenge and discover itself.


March 3, 2013
ODP CHAMPIONSHIPS
So Cal Teams sweep; Indiana '96 Girls finsih second

FRISCO, Texas — Teams from Southern California took the title in all four divisions as the 2013 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Champions were crowned Sunday at the FC Dallas Stadium Complex.


February 28, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
USYS National League wraps up; Development Academy update

The final weekend of US Youth Soccer National League play, where 11 division titles are still to be decided, will take place at Bettye Wilson and Kellog Zaher Soccer Complexes in Las Vegas.


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 22, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
New Youth partnership for Quakes

The San Jose Earthquakes have created a partnership with Diablo Futbol Club of Concord, Calif., establishing the Earthquakes’ first Youth Development Alliance.


February 14, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
US Club Soccer unveils Premier Leagues

US Club Soccer has created the Premier Leagues platform, a network of leagues in local, statewide and similar geographic regions for competitive clubs and teams.


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.


February 7, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
USL Next Gen, Development Academy roundup

United Soccer Leagues has accepted three more clubs into the Next Generation Series.


January 31, 2013
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
id2 Roster announced, Academy roundup

U.S. Club Soccer has announced the roster of its 2013 id2 National Selection International Tour to Spain from February 28 to March 11.


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 14, 2012
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Champions Crowned At Super Y-League Finals

BRADENTON, Fla. – After five days of competition involving 130 boys and girls teams from across the United States and Canada, 12 champions were crowned Tuesday at the Super Y-League North American Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla


December 13, 2012
NSCAA YOUTH ALL AMERICA
2012 Girls team



December 13, 2012
CLEANING SOME SHEETS
Eclipse teams post impressive weekend

CHICAGO -- The Eclipse Select Soccer Club Elite Clubs National League teams posted some impressive efforts both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball this past weekend.


December 13, 2012
ELITE LEAGUE
Illinois Youth Soccer forms new competition

Illinois Youth Soccer has launched the Illinois Youth Soccer State Premiership Division a new state run competitive division for teams registered with IYSA member leagues.


December 13, 2012
NSCAA YOUTH ALL AMERICA
2012 Boys team



December 8, 2012
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Winter Showcase, Super Y Finals, Dallas Cup

The Under-15/16 Development Academy Red Select squad defeated the Academy Blue Select team 4-1 on Saturday at Premier Sports Campus. The Academy Select U-17/18 Blue team defeated the Red team 1-0.


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.


November 30, 2012
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
De Anza Force youngster attracts international attention

Real Madrid is getting an early look at De Anza Force Soccer Club U11 player Joshua Pynadath, who has been training in Spain over the past week.


November 29, 2012
CAROLINA ON THEIR MINDS
Four game weekend on tap for Eclipse

CHICAGO -- Three Eclipse Select Soccer Club teams are headed to Wilson Gillette Soccer Park in Wilson, N.C., for a four-game weekend set to open the 2012-13 National League season.


November 29, 2012
SKILL SET LEADS TO SEC
Eclipse's Bendell decided on South Carolina

Eclipse Select Soccer Club defender Paige Bendell (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg High School) had several directions to choose from in selecting her college path.


November 24, 2012
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
Dallas Cup moves, US Development Academy, NSCAA High School Players of the Week

The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup will have a new home in 2013, moving its marquee games to the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park in Dallas. The Dallas Cup has been played at the FC Dallas Facility in Frisco since 2006.


November 16, 2012
YOUTH SOCCER INFORMER
National Cup schedule, US Development Academy, NSCAA High School Players of the Week

Dates and locations have been finalized for the National Cup XII, US Club Soccer’s premier cup-based national championship competition.


November 16, 2012
TWO WINS AND A LOSS
Fire Academy U18s win, U16s split pair

The Chicago Fire U-18 and U-16 Academy teams went 2-0-1 over the weekend.


November 16, 2012
ECLIPSE SWEEP
Three ages groups score wins over Sockers FC

Eclipse Select Soccer Club's U-15, U-16 and U-18 Girls teams swept the National Premier Leagues slate on Saturday with commanding victories against Sockers FC at the Oak Brook Polo Fields in Oak Brook, Ill.


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