74 of 88 teams punch tickets to the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park
FRISCO, Texas (July 1, 2013) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 14 champions of the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, presented by the National Guard, and commend their success in the state and regional championships of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.
2013 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Champions
||Liverpool 00 Elite
||Tophat 17 Gold
||Tennessee SC 16
||97 Louisiana Fire Navy
||Oklahoma FC 96
||NASA 12 Elite II
||United FA 00 Elite
||Solar Chelsea Red 99
||Sunrise Elite 97/98*
||GSA Phoenix 97 Red*
||Triangle United SA Gold
*Under-15 Boys: FC Dallas 98 Premier (TX-N) to represent Region III, Sunrise Elite to represent National League
*Under-16 Boys: NASA B15 Elite (GA) to represent Region III, GSA Phoenix to represent National League
These teams, in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, now advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the National Championship. These Region III Champions will join the National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region I, Region II and Region IV at the National Championships, held July 22-28 in Overland Park, Kan.
Georgia led the way in Region III, sending four teams from four different clubs to the National Championships. Florida will send three teams to Overland Park, while North Texas will send two. Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Texas will each send one squad.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 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 National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, for boys and girls teams in multiple age groups as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Regional League champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 88 teams in Overland Park, Kan.