LVU, LMSC Rats Clinch Places In 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships

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Two of the best teams in the age group nationally, Lower Merion Soccer Club Rats and Lehigh Valley United Black met in the 2018 Under-18 Boys Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup Final. LVU won 3-0.

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has its first two teams in the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships!

Long-time rivals Lower Merion Soccer Club Rats and Lehigh Valley United Black each booked trips to Overland Park, KS., where nationals will be held, with guaranteed top-two finishes in the US Youth Soccer National League. Play concluded December 31 in Orlando, Florida.

US Youth Soccer National League Wrap-Up

The two teams seem inseparable. After the 2018 Under-18 Boys Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup Final, a 3-0 LVU win against LMSC, their records stood at 3-3 over a six-game stretch.

Here's how each team secured a place in the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

LMSC Rats

LMSC clinched a top-two place in the 19U Boys Red Division in National League by going 5-0 in group play. The Rats outscored opponents, 15-2, over those five games, with a 7-0 victory over NCFC Elite the highlight.

LVU Black

In Blue Division play, LVU outscored opponents, 11-1, and went 4-1-0 to clinch a top-two finish. LVU started 4-0 in the National League before dropping its final game, 1-0.

Registration for the 2019 State Cup is now open! Click here for more information.

 

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