OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 22, 2019) — The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships officially began Monday as more than 3,000 players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators gathered for the player luncheon at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. One hundred and four teams from across the country are competing for national crowns in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan., and the week of competition began by honoring their accomplishments to this point.
The final ascent to the National Championship for these teams begins with round robin play Tuesday, July 23 with games at 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Preliminary games continue Wednesday and Thursday. The final matches for the 13U Boys and Girls will take place on Friday and then the 14U through 19U teams will play semifinals on the morning of Saturday, July 27. The 14U through 19U National Champions will be crowned on Sunday, July 28.
Live broadcasts will be available for select games during group play and semifinals, as well as all 14 National Championship finals. To watch the live streams of the games, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live/.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing over 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
The tournament consists of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the 14U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 104 teams.
Each year brings about new challenges and highlights the motivation and commitment of these youth players as they continue pursuing their dreams of being one of the best youth soccer teams in the country. The National Championships are the final step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and open to any US Youth Soccer member. The U.S. Soccer Federation initiated the open youth championships with the James P. McGuire Cup (19U Boys), the oldest trophy in youth sports, in 1935. Since its creation in 1974, US Youth Soccer has added 13 divisions to the national championship tournament, with the 13U Boys and Girls divisions added in 2013 to reach the current format.
Annually, 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.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 23, 2019) — Games kicked off Tuesday at the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. The teams took the stage, making their first push to earn one of the 14 National titles that will be awarded this weekend. The field of 104 teams is comprised of the nation’s top players in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups.
All the games are meaningful for youth development and there are no easy games as teams vie for the US Youth Soccer National Championships crown. Group play takes place over the course of three days and will conclude on Thursday.
In addition to the impact locally, the championships provide college coaches from around the country with a premier stage to evaluate future collegiate players, offering a tremendous impact to players and their families. Many college coaches and U.S. Soccer scouts lined the sidelines on Tuesday to watch the players make their first push for the 2019 National Championship.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (July 24, 2019) — The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by Dick's Sporting Good, continued Wednesday, as teams competed in their second of three group stage games at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. It was a must-win situation for many of the teams looking to advance to this weekend's games.
With many teams having completed their second games, the stage is set for crucial games on Thursday, as the 104 sides play their final group stage games to solidify the group standings. The top two teams in the 13U age group will advance to the National Championship final on Friday, while the top two teams in each group in 14U through 19U play advance to their respective semifinals.
All of the teams competing in Overland Park earned their place in the National Championships via success in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series or the US Youth Soccer National League.
Note: Saturday's game will be live-streamed, please click on the link to view. CLICK HERE to follow their progress.
|Tue, 7/23||6:30 pm||MN 1–1||Stallions (NJ)|
|Wed, 7/24||8:30 pm||MN 1–0||LA Fire (LA)|
|Thur, 7/25||6:30 pm||MN 0–1||D'Feeters (TX-N)|
Tonka Fusion finished 1–1–1 overall and third in their group. CLICK HERE for complete tournament results.