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The final four champions were crowned on Thursday to conclude the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, in West Virginia. The seven-day event, which took place June 28-July 4, featured 12U through 19U Boys and Girls teams at the Shawnee Sports Complex and Barboursville Soccer Complex.
Eastern Pennsylvania led the field with six Eastern Regional Champions, while Maryland and New Jersey each had four. Virginia and Pennsylvania West round off the list with one champion each. Additionally, Eastern Pennsylvania will be sending an additional four teams to the national tournament by virtue of their finishes in the National League for a total of nine teams representing the state association.
ADVANCING TO NATIONALS
U15: PA Dominion
U18: Future Player Academy, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals
U19: Lehigh Valley United, Lower Merion SC
U15: FC Revolution, Philadelphia Soccer Club
U17: HMMS Eagle FC
U18: 1776 United
30 Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer teams, representing 18 clubs, qualified for the regional competition. Winners advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 23-28 in Overland Park, Kansas.
Be sure to follow along with the action on Twitter at @EPAYouthSoccer and @USYouthSoccer beginning on Friday, June 28th.
U15: PA Dominion FC | CHAMPS! vs. NY Stars Premier (NYE) | W, (3-0)
U18: Future Player Academy | CHAMPS! vs. Baltimore Celtic (MD) | W, (3-2)
U12: Penn Fusion | CHAMPS! vs. Loudoun (VA) | W, (1-0, PK)
U15: FC Revolution | CHAMPS! vs. Match Fit (NJ) | W (1-0)
U17: HMMS Eagle FC | CHAMPS! vs. Beach FC (VA) | W, (1-0)
U18: 1776 United | CHAMPS! vs. Beadling (PA-W) | W, (3-0)
Eastern Pennsylvania Eastern Regional Championship Quick Facts
*On the boys side, 15 teams representing 11 different clubs will compete for a regional championship.
*The Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals are the most represented club from Eastern Pennsylvania and send four boys teams to West Virginia where they’ll compete in the U13, U14, U16, and U17 age brackets.
*Lehigh Valley United is also represented well for the boys and have two teams entered in competition at the U17 and U19 level.
*Eastern Pennsylvania has 15 girls teams from 12 clubs looking to take home a regional championship, with Keystone FC, Philadelphia Soccer Club, and FC Revolution each sending two teams to West Virginia.
*Eastern Pennsylvania already has five teams – Philadelphia Soccer Club (U15 Girls), PA Dominion (U15 Boys), Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals (U18 Boys), Lehigh Valley United (U19 Boys), and Lower Merion SC (U19 Boys) – that have received automatic bids to the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park via their performances in the US Youth Soccer National League. The association was the most represented alongside Maryland with five teams winning their respective age group divisions.