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Nevada Hosts US Youth Soccer National League

21 Mar, 2014


Play Moves to Germantown, MD in July

The 2013-2014 US Youth Soccer National League Girls season will wrap up play March 21-23 at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nev., as 48 teams — representing 17 states and 34 clubs — will play their final three games and solidify the division standings. In the Under-15 through Under-18 age groups, each division will be represented by four of the eight teams, while the Under-14 divisions will each feature all eight teams.

Nine division championships are still to be decided during the final weekend of National League Girls play, and 17 total teams will punch tickets to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, held July 21-27 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md.

“The National League seems to get harder and harder each year as the competition gets better,” said Jon Pickup, coach of Under-17 Kings Hammer Academy, which is in a three-way tie for first place heading into the final weekend of play. “I think consistency, more than anything else, is the key. You can’t afford up-and-down games because the competition is so strong.”

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

About US Youth Soccer National League - Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.  League play features the Under-14 through Under-18 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations.  Learn more at USYouthSoccer.org/National_League/.

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