US Youth Soccer National League to Play Out in Las Vegas
5 Mar, 2019
The schedule has been announced for the final two weekends of 2018-19 US Youth Soccer National League play in Las Vegas, where 39 division titles will be decided. National League division winners in the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U age groups, along with division winners and runners-up in the 19U age group, qualify for the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships, adding an extra element of excitement to the final weekends of play.
The games in Las Vegas will be played alongside the Players College Showcase, as the National League teams have another opportunity to compete in front of college coaches while playing meaningful matches against top competition.
National League Boys
National League Girls
The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development and opportunities for exposure at the national team, collegiate and professional levels. In addition to recruiting opportunities, the top finishers from each division will earn a ticket to the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan., creating additional value and pressure as each game could make or break their chance at competing for the National Championship. The top finishers in the 14U-18U age groups can also earn an automatic spot in the 2019-20 National League season.
Just two boys teams and seven girls teams have solidified a place in the 2019 National Championships. Entering play in Las Vegas, 39 spots — 22 for the boys and 17 for the girls — are still up for grabs, as a majority of the teams head into the event with hopes of punching a ticket to Overland Park.
All 14U Boys and Girls teams will compete in Las Vegas and play five shortened matches (50 minutes) over the course of three days to complete a seven-game season. The additional games were added due to game cancellations in North Carolina in December. The 15U Girls and 15U-19U Boys seasons will be five games, also due to game cancellations in North Carolina. Click here for more information on the updated schedule and tiebreakers for this season.
2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships Qualifiers via the National League
White Champion: Lou Fusz 03 Blue (MO)
Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 56 of 78 possible National Championships. For a list of past National League champions and history, click here.
The National League’s alumni have gone on to prove themselves at the collegiate and professional levels, with former players competing in NCAA Division I, II and III, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, the UEFA Champions League, the Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Keep up with the National League all season:
National League Home: USYouthSoccer.org/National_League
Schedule and results: USYouthSoccer.org/tournaments/2018-19-National-League/
About US Youth Soccer National League - The US Youth Soccer Leagues Program is for the nation’s top teams in the 13U through 19U boys and girls age groups, offering additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches. The program includes the national tier called the National League, which is holding its 12th year of competition in the 2018-19 season. The reimagined Leagues Program also includes a new multi-state tier with a network of 13 high-level competitive conferences throughout the country. The conferences provide opportunities for qualification into the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the following season's National League.
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.