Division winners clinch spots in 2022 USYS Far West Regionals
LAS VEGAS (March 1, 2022) — Nearly all of the US Youth Soccer Desert Conference standings are finalized after teams in the 15U-19U boys and girls age groups competed in their final event of the 2021-22 season Feb. 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
The weekend in Las Vegas saw eight teams secure Desert Conference titles and earn berths to the 2022 USYS Far West Regional Championships, while just one Desert Conference title (18U Boys) remains undecided. Teams in the 13U-18U age groups can also secure a place in the 2022-23 season of National League P.R.O. with top finishes in the conference this season.
View: Desert Conference Standings & Results
The 12U-14U age groups previously completed their league schedules during events and games earlier in the season.
A look at which teams claimed conference titles during the games in Las Vegas…
La Roca J Milla (UT) picked up 10 of a possible 12 points in Las Vegas to wrap up the 15U Boys title. On the weekend, La Roca J Milla outscored opponents, 16-to-3, to hold on to the top spot.
A very tight race for the 16U Boys title saw Las Vegas Pros FC 06 Boys (NV) finish just one point ahead of La Roca Salt Lake 2006 D. Acosta (UT) to take first place. Las Vegas went 3-0-1 in the final weekend of the season, with a 2-1 victory over La Roca proving to be the deciding factor in the title race.
Three wins over the weekend helped LVSA 05 Boys Red (NV) hold on to finish in first place. LVSA finished with an undefeated record, as it secured six wins and a draw while conceding just one goal in its seven games.
Downtown LVSC 04 Gold (NV) currently sits on top of the standings with 15 points. However, AYSO United AZEV 04 Barakat (AZ) and Barca Academy 04 (AZ) have one game left and are each within three points of Downtown LVSC.
The group title came down to the final day of the season, as Sparta Premier 03B MD/AH (UT) used a 3-1 win over 03 Boys RSL Southern Haouala (AZ) to clinch a first-place finish. Sparta finished with five wins and two draws, with the final win over RSL giving it a 1-point edge over the Arizona side at the top of the standings.
By picking up 7 of 9 possible points this weekend, Vegas United 07 Girls Elite (NV) held on to finish in first place. Vegas used stout defense — conceding just one goal in six games — to win the title, with a November shutout of second-place Utah Surf 07 BH (UT) proving to be the key result.
L30 Masia G06 (UT) picked up three wins and a draw in Las Vegas to cap an undefeated season that resulted in the Desert Conference title. L30 outscored opponents, 24-to-3, during its title run.
Avalanche 05 Black DW (UT) wrapped up a dominant title-winning campaign in Las Vegas, as it finished the Desert Conference season with a perfect 7-0-0 record. Avalanche combined a powerful offensive attack with a stout defense that allowed just one goal in seven games.
After dropping five points to begin the weekend in Las Vegas, Utah Celtic G03 (UT) bounced back to secure a big shutout victory in its final game that helped it finish in first place. Utah Celtic held off UCSC Northern Peaks (UT) — which finished level in the standings with 16 points — thanks to Celtic’s head-to-head win when the two sides met in November.
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