LAS VEGAS, NV. (June 29, 2015) – Nevada Youth Soccer is proud to announce that LVSA 97 Boys Red U18 won their second consecutive Far West Region IV Championship. They will be heading to the National Championships to be played in Tulsa, Okla. July 20-26.
The road to the National Championship for LVSA 97 was the 2015 Far West Regional Champions, 2015 Nevada State Cup champions and the 2015 National League champions.
The defending region champs recorded a 3-1 win over 2013 champions FC Golden State White (CA-S). Miles Mcrae, who scored seven goals in last year’s tournament, began the scoring in the 27th minute, and Nolan Sherwood doubled LVSA’s lead four minutes later. Justin Lyons added a third at the beginning of the second half, but FC Golden State’s Gabriel netted his 10th goal of the tournament to bring the score to 3-1.
LVSA 97 will head to Tulsa Okla. for the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country’s oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships will be held at the Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla.
The 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Tulsa, Okla. schedule is:
Mohawk Soccer Complex
Player Luncheon: July 20
Round Robin: July 21-23
Semi Finals: July 25 (U14-U18)
Finals: July 25 (U13 & U19); July 26 (U14-U18)
NYSA Executive Director Angie Eliason said, “It is a very difficult to repeat as champions on the regional and national level. LVSA 97 is playing great soccer, their offense and defense are balanced and they can finish well. Each year, more than 10,000 teams play in the National Championship Series, and LVSA 97 has a great chance. The Nevada Youth Soccer family will be cheering them to victory.”
LAS VEGAS (June 15, 2015) – Nevada Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce the Players Elite AP Under 14 boys soccer team are the champions of the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Presidents Cup, crowned Sunday in Snohomish, Wash. Winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 9-12 in Overland Park, Kansas.
“Nevada Youth Soccer had seven teams make the quarter finals, four teams made semi-finals and two made the finals, said Pamela Calhoun, Nevada Youth Soccer Association State President. “ In the end we have one finalist and one champion, we are very proud of Elite AP, their coaches, players and parents deserve a lot of credit, it takes lots of work to win on the regional level. The competition is skilled”.
Players Elite AP (NV) edged out Gremio FC EM (UT) in the Under-14 Boys final in a back-and-forth match that went to down to the wire. Players grabbed an early two goal lead courtesy of Joel Gutierrez’s brace in the first 13 minutes. Thomas Dearden took advantage of an out-of-place keeper a minute into the second half to get Gremio on the board, but Sergie Delgado gave Players another two-goal in the 45th minute. Gremio responded with a Ruben Soto goal just four minutes later, but Gremio was unable to find an equalizer as Players held on to secure the championship.
The 5-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.
The cost for 2015-16 players cards will be $30 for competitive (U11-U19) and $10 for recreation players.
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