TWO TEAMS ACCEPTED INTO USYS NATIONAL LEAGUE

FRISCO, Texas (August 5, 2009) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the teams choosen [including the Penn Fusion 92 & 93 Boys teams] to compete in the 2009-2010 US Youth Soccer National League season. The League, entering into its third season, is for U-15 through U-17 Boys & Girls elite club soccer players seeking to advance their college, professional & U.S. National Team aspirations.  The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development & opportunities for exposure at the next level.


FRISCO, Texas (August 5, 2009) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the teams chosen to compete in the 2009-2010 US Youth Soccer National League season. The League, entering into its third season, is for Under-15 through Under-17 Boys and Girls elite club soccer players seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations.

The League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League, Midwest Regional League, Region III Premier League and Far West Regional League). 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 next level. In addition to recruiting opportunities, National League teams compete for the league title and two slots to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.

The national championships, established in 1976, is the culmination of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series where the nation’s champions are crowned in six age groups for boys and girls.

"The US Youth Soccer National League is a great addition to US Youth Soccer programs that focus on the player and his or her development and identification opportunities," said Paul Luchowski, US Youth Soccer National League Commissioner. "US Youth Soccer has long stood as the leader in youth soccer and in the organization of events that allow the country’s youth to showcase their talents. The League provides a truly national competition for players to develop and test themselves in meaningful matches and everyone is looking forward to another great season."

As is the case with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program the National League creates another significant opportunity for the nation’s collegiate, professional and national team staffs to see players in an environment of meaningful play.

US Youth Soccer National League Teams | 2009-2010 Season

Under-15 Boys Region Under-16 Boys Region Under-17 Region
94 CASL Elite (NC) Region III Blast FC (OH-S) Region II Blast FC Red (OH-S)# Region II
Albion SC (CA-S) Region IV CSA 93 Predators (NC) Region III Campton United Navy (IL) Region II
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) Region I Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI)# Region II Carolina Elite Premier 92 (SC) Region III
Dallas Texans 95 Red Dallas (N-TX) Region III Penn Fusion Academy (E-PA) Region I Elite FC Gladiators (NM) Region IV
Dix Hills Thunder (E-NY) Region I Sereno 94 White (AZ) Region IV GSA Phoenix Red 93 (GA)# Region III
LAFC Chelsea (CA-S) Region IV Solar Red 94 (N-TX)# Region III Hicksville Strikers (E-NY) Region I
Lemont Raiders (IL) Region II Tulsa TSC 94 Black (OK) Region III Penn Fusion Academy Coppa 82 (E-PA)# Region I
Michigan Wolves 95 (MI) Region II Waza FC 94 Black (MI)# Region II Real So Cal White (CA-S) Region IV
           
Under-15 Girls Region Under-16 Girls Region Under-17 Girls Region
Dallas Texans 95 Red Dallas (N-TX) Region III Dallas Texans 94 Red (N-TX)# Region III Cleveland FC (OH-N) Region II
Hurricane FC 95 Rhein (OK) Region III FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA)# Region I Dallas Texans 93 Red Dallas (N-TX)# Region III
NSA U15 Premier Fireballs (IL) Region II KC Select Scream Red (MO) Region II Eagles (CA-S) Region IV
San Diego Surf White (CA-S) Region IV NASA G12 Elite II (GA) Region III Montclair Thunderbolts (NJ) Region I
Scorpions SC (MA) Region I NSA Premier Fury (IL)# Region II Ponte Vedra Storm (FL) Region III
So Cal Blues-Draluck (CA-S) Region IV San Diego Surf (CA-S)*# Region IV Slammers FC (CA-S)# Region IV
Sockers FC Chicago (IL) Region II Scorpions Soccer Elite (MA) Region I So Cal Blues-Dodge (CA-S)# Region IV
VSA Heat Blue (VA) Region I So Cal Blues-Pearson (CA-S) Region IV Syosset Sting (E-NY) Region I

*2009 US Youth Soccer National Champion
# Returning to the National League from 2008-2009 season


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-15, Under-16 and Under-17 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations. Learn more at www.USYouthSoccer.org/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.

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