Live Games Begin Today in 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships
22 Jul, 2014
US Youth Soccer will provide ongoing live coverage of the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, with more than 80 live games available next week. The National Championships will begin Tuesday, July 22 with first games scheduled for 8 a.m. ET.
“Every year US Youth Soccer looks to provide more to best highlight the achievements of these youth athletes as they reach the highest level of play for male and female players in the United States,” said Todd Roby, director of marketing and communications for US Youth Soccer. “A few years ago we launched live scoring on our championships website and then began broadcasting the storied Under-19 Boys McGuire Cup. This year, proving once again the commitment of US Youth Soccer to the game, we are taking live to another level with over 80 games showcasing our athletes as they make the most of their moment.”
All live games will be available at no cost and in high definition, with commentators calling the action to further showcase the nation’s top athletes. To access the live streams for group play games on July 22-24, as well as semifinal and final matchups July 26-27, go to http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live.
Each of the 14 National Championship final matches, as well as broadcasts from several games each day throughout group play and the semifinals, will allow family, friends, scouts and fans live access to the moments that make the championships youth soccer’s highest achievement. Viewers can access the schedule of games to be shown each day during group play by going to http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live.
Tourbeau Sports Group, production partner for the National Championships, is a leader in live broadcasts, producing some of the most elite sporting events in the country. It works with groups such as U.S. Soccer, MLS, NWSL, NCAA and more — leveraging the latest technologies to become a cleaner, faster, more mobile company, while providing HD-quality productions to clients at every level of the industry.
Pool play will take place July 22-24 and feature 96 teams playing three games each, with matches from select fields streamed live throughout the three days. As the field narrows to 28 finalists vying for the National Championship on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, live broadcasts will be available as each team aims to complete the final step of its journey and write its name in the history of youth soccer.
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Each summer, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series crowns the boys and girls National Champion in seven age groups (Under-13 through Under-19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels which provides approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.
Annually, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation’s top collegiate and professional coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.
About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
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.