By winning the recent US Youth Soccer South Dakota State Championships, 12 Sioux Falls, S.D., area soccer teams have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships, presented by the National Guard.
The teams will be among the more than 212 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 22-27 at the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships at Saginaw Township Soccer Complex, in Saginaw, Mi. Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionII.
The Region II Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, beginning with round robin games Saturday, June 23, through Monday, June 25, and semifinal matches Tuesday, June 26. The Region II Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 27.
US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 14 State Associations in Region II, including host Michigan Youth Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Regional winners of the U14 through U19 age groups earn a berth to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 24-29, at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C.
One of the 12 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
For more information, visit the the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series website, providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates are on Twitter (@usysncs).
U13 Boys DASC Black Sioux Falls
U14 Boys SDU Galaxy Sioux Falls
U15 Boys DASC Black Sioux Falls
U16 Boys SDU Barcelona Sioux Falls
U17 Boys DASC Black Sioux Falls
U18 Boys DASC Black Sioux Falls
U19 Boys SDU Madrid Sioux Falls
U13 Girls DASC Black Sioux Falls
U14 Girls DASC Black Sioux Falls
U15 Girls SDU Legacy Sioux Falls
U18 Girls DASC Black Sioux Falls
U19 Girls DASC Black Sioux Falls
Courtesy: Ali Williams, Communications Coordinator, US Youth Soccer