Boise, Idaho (June 26, 2016) – Champions were crowned at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships today with the Under-13 through Under-19 champions earning a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 25-31 at Toyota Soccer Complex in Frisco, Texas. Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls Finals were streamed live. All of the matches can be seen here
Cal South took home the most regional titles with seven, while Cal North won three, Washington won two, Nevada won one and Oregon had a team win a regional title for the first time since 2010. After six teams entered the tournament looking to defend their regional titles, Under-17 Boys Seattle United 98 Copa (WA) was the only side that won back-to-back regional titles.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions
Under-13: So Cal Blues 02 Baker (CA-S)
Under-14: USA Stars 02 (CA-N)
Under-15: FC Salmon Creek Nemesis 00 Ellerston (OR)
Under-16: Legends FC 99 (CA-S)
Under-17: Eastside FC 98 Red (WA)
Under-18: Beach FC Academy 97 Joyner (CA-S)
Under-19: So Cal Blues Dodge (CA-S)
Under-13: Strikers FC Chingirian (CA-S)
Under-14: LVSA 02 Red (NV)
Under-15: SC Sporting 00 Green (CA-N)
Under-16: Strikers FC North (CA-S)
Under-17: Seattle United 98 Copa (WA)
Under-18: South San Jose PAC Indios (CA-N)
Under-19: FC Golden State (CA-S)
Notes from the match…
Under-14 Boys: Eastside Timbers Ajax (OR) vs. LVSA 02 Red (NV) Watch Replay
LVSA 02 Red punched its ticket to the National Championships with a 2-0 win over Eastside Timbers Ajax (OR). After both sides needed overtime to win their respective semifinals matches, the finals would end in regulation as LVSA received goals from Caden Buckley in the 33rd minute and Jimmy Villasenor in the 60th minute.
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 the 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 18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top four teams in each gender age group 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.
ARVADA, Colo. (June 19, 2016) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Presidents Cup champions, crowned Sunday in Arvada, Colo. Winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 14-17 in Tulsa, Okla. Cal South led the way with five regional titles, while both Nevada and Utah claimed two and Cal North claimed one title.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Champions:
|Age Group||Champion Team||Hometown|
|Under-13 Boys||CYSA La Laja (CA-S)||Coachella, Calif.|
|Under-14 Boys||Fire FC Premier 02 MH (UT)||St. George, Utah|
|Under-15 Boys||Players Elite AP (NV)||Las Vegas|
|Under-16 Boys||Corning NCU Manchester (CA-N)||Corning, Calif.|
|Under-17 Boys||Rampage 99 Black SC/TL (UT)||Roy, Utah|
|Under-13 Girls||Hawks Academy (CA-S)||Temecula, Calif.|
|Under-14 Girls||Pateadores Irvine White (CA-S)||Irvine, Calif.|
|Under-15 Girls||West Coast FC Murphy (CA-S)||Laguna Hills, Calif.|
|Under-16 Girls||California Elite SC Black (CA-S)||Palmdale, Calif.|
|Under-17 Girls||FC Warriors Blue 99 (NV)||Las Vegas|
Players Elite AP (NV) 1-0 edged out Antelope Valley Predators (CA-S) in a day-two rematch between the two sides. On the second day it was Henry Arguello who netted the game-winner, but today it was David Herrera who played the hero role with a 73rd minute goal to give the Nevada side the finals victory.
FC Warriors Blue 99 (NV) defeated 2014 Region IV and National Presidents Cup champ Crush Blue (UT) 3-0 to claim the Under-17 Girls title. After both sides produced clean sheets while scoring three goals or more in the semifinals, it was Warriors who carried its momentum in to the finals as Janis Martinez, Ashley Camacho and Alyssa Abby Nunez all found the back of the net.
The 6-day tournament featured 120 teams that had qualified by winning their respective State Presidents Cup events from 14 different US Youth Soccer State Associations - Alaska, Arizona, California-North, California-South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play for a national title against teams of similar abilities. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
For complete tournament results for Region IV Presidents Cup, click here. For more information on all US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup events, click here, or visit the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Homepage at www.USYouthSoccer.org/PresidentsCup.
The players have now been named to the 2016-17 ODP pool. These players will reconvene July 18-20, 2016 in Las Vegas with their respective coaches to train and try and possibly be picked for the Nevada ODP team. The players can be seen here http://www.nevadayouthsoccer.org/page/show/263289-2015-16-pool-players
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