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National League Teams at 2021 Nationals


Teams By Conference | Teams By Conference Finish | Form Guide | Past National Champs

The 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships will take place July 20-25 at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The field of 104 teams competing at Nationals will include 86 sides from the USYS National League.

Continue reading to get some background on the teams and see how they have performed during the course of this youth soccer season. 


The National League teams competing at the National Championships represent 12 different National League Conferences and 28 different USYS State Associations. The below lists indicates the number of teams that come from each conference. 

14 – Great Lakes
13 – Midwest
12 – Desert
11 – Mid Atlantic
11 – Sunshine
7 – Frontier
6 – Mid South
4 – South Atlantic
3 – Pacific
2 – New England
2 – Piedmont
1 – North Atlantic


Teams by Conference Performance

Of the 86 National League teams attending the National Championships, 87 percent of the teams finished in the Top 3 of their division within their respective National League Conferences. That includes half of the sides — 43 teams — that finished in first place.

National League Conference Finishes

43 - first place
20 – second place
12 – third place
4 – fourth place
1 – fifth place
1 – eighth place
1 – ninth place
4 – Not applicable



Here, we are looking at how the National League teams fared in up to four possible competitions during the 2020-21 season — their National League Conference, the National League Playoffs, their USYS State Cup and their USYS Regional Championship.  

(Click on the dropdown menus below to view the list of teams)

Four Titles

A select group of five teams — all on the girls’ side — have won each of the four competitions this season. With consistently strong performances over the last nine months, culminating with USYS Regional Championships last month, each team has shown it will be a strong contender to claim its respective USYS National Championship.

First place in Conference, Playoffs, State Cup and Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
14U Girls Wasatch SC 07 (UT) Desert
17U Girls Utah Celtic FC 04 (UT) Desert
17U Girls CFC Red Star 04 Elite (GA) Piedmont
18U Girls Impact MN (UT) Desert
19U Girls USA Premier 02 PR (UT) Desert

Three Titles

Several teams came close to a clean sweep of the four competitions during the 2020-21 season. For the most part, teams either competed in just three of the competitions and came out on top of each, or they came up just short in the fourth competition after securing three first-place finishes.

First place in Conference, Playoffs and State Cup

Age Group Team Conference
14U Boys La Roca Milla (UT) Desert
15U Boys Real Jersey FC 2006 (NJ) Mid Atlantic
16U Boys DKSC 05 Carrillo (TX-N) Frontier
16U Boys Pennine Utd B05 White (OH-N) Great Lakes
16U Girls Philadelphia SC Coppa 05 Rage (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
16U Girls Louisiana Fire Jrs. 05 Red (LA) Mid South
18U Boys Baltimore Celtic 2003 Premier (MD) South Atlantic
19U Boys SLSG 2002 Elite (MO) Midwest
19U Girls Sparta FC 02 Elite (TX-N) Frontier

First place in Conference, State Cup and Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
13U Boys Brentwood SC 08 Premier Man City (NY-E) North Atlantic
13U Girls Nationals Union 08 Black (MI) Midwest
14U Girls WSC Dynamite Academy 07 (NJ) Mid Atlantic
15U Boys Nationals Union 06 Black (MI) Great Lakes
15U Girls Real Jersey FC 2006 (NJ) Mid Atlantic
16U Girls CUP 05 Gold (OH-S) Great Lakes
16U Girls Pittsburgh Hotspurs 05G Blue (PA-W) Great Lakes
17U Boys New England Surf 04 State Grey (MA) New England
17U Girls Penn FC Youth 04 Lightning (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
18U Boys Indiana Fire Juniors 03 Red (IN) Great Lakes
18U Girls Keystone FC Premier 03 (PA-E) South Atlantic
19U Boys Tuzos Academy 02 (AZ) Desert

First place in Playoffs, State Cup and Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
18U Girls FC Evolution 03 NL (OH-N) Great Lakes

Two Titles

Teams with two titles produced the largest variety of winning combinations. Many came close to winning three or even all four of the competitions, and all have shown they have what it takes to make a run while at the National Championships.

First place in Conference and Playoffs

Age Group Team Conference
15U Girls Broomfield Blast SC 06 Prestige (CO) Desert
19U Girls FC Dallas Youth 02 Red (TX-N) Frontier
17U Boys PA Dominion FC 2004 Boys (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
17U Girls Sparta FC 04G (TX-N) Frontier
14U Boys Doral SC Elite Boys 2007 (FL) Sunshine
18U Boys LVSA 03 Silver (NV) Desert
15U Boys SC Wave 06 (WI) Midwest
15U Girls CUP 06 Gold (OH-S) Great Lakes

First place in Conference and Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
13U Boys Nona Soccer 2008 Black (FL) Sunshine
14U Boys VSA/1776 Centurion (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
15U Boys Miami Breakers FC 06 Black (FL) Sunshine
15U Girls Club Ohio 2006G Green 1 (OH-S) Great Lakes
17U Boys KCSG Academy 04 Wolf (MO) Midwest
14U Boys Toca FC 2007 MLS (KS) Midwest
17U Girls Sporting STL Rangers 04 (MO) Midwest

First place in Playoffs and Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
17U Boys Sparta United 04 JK (UT) Desert

First place in Playoffs and State Cup

Age Group Team Conference
15U Girls 06 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN) Mid South
15U Girls Century V Steel 2006 Blue (PA-W) Great Lakes
17U Boys SLSG 2004 Elite (MO) Midwest
18U Girls Indy Premier SC 03G Elite I (IN) Great Lakes
18U Girls Nationals Union 03 Girls Black (MI) Midwest
19U Boys Strikers Miami (FL) Sunshine
19U Boys LVU-FPA 2002 (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
19U Girls Team Boca-SABR 2002 Girls White (FL) Sunshine

First place in State Cup and Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
13U Boys MSC Academy Tigres (IL) Midwest
13U Girls New England Surf State Navy (MA) New England
13U Girls Team Boca SABR 08 White (FL) Sunshine
14U Boys Juventus Academy Miami - Dybala (FL) Sunshine
14U Girls Cleveland Force SC 07 (OH-N) Great Lakes
15U Girls Solar South 06 Adames (TX-N) Frontier
16U Boys Kings Hammer Academy B05 Red (KY) Great Lakes
16U Girls 05 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN) Mid South
17U Boys Germantown Legends 04 Black NL (TN) Mid South
18U Boys SYC Lions Blue 03B (VA) South Atlantic
18U Boys West Florida Flames Elite Brandon (FL) Sunshine
19U Boys FC United Boys 02 Pre-Academy (IL) Midwest
19U Girls 02/03 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN) Mid South

The Rest

Many of these teams finished in first place one time. However, they did so when it counted, as they punched their ticket to the USYS National Championships by winning either the National League Playoffs or their respective USYS Regional Championship.

First place in Playoffs

Age Group Team Conference
14U Girls Albion SC GA 07 (CA-S) Pacific
15U Boys FC Europa 2006 Elite (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
15U Boys La Roca S A Bravo (UT) Desert
16U Boys Libertyville FC 1974 Elite 05 (IL) Midwest
16U Boys Santa Clara Sporting 05 Green (CA-N) Pacific
16U Girls Broomfield Blast SC 2005 Prestige (CO) Desert
16U Girls TFA G05 Elite (OH-S) Great Lakes
17U Boys Real Jersey FC 2004 (NJ) Mid Atlantic
17U Girls Galaxy SC 2004 Blue (IL) Midwest
18U Boys Bethesda Blue 03 (MD) South Atlantic
18U Boys Kingdom SC 03 Red (MI) Midwest
19U Boys Solar 02B Sawyer (TX-N) Frontier

First place at Regionals

Age Group Team Conference
16U Boys LVSA 05 Boys Red (NV) Desert
16U Boys PA Dominion FC 2005 Boys (PA-E) Mid Atlantic
19U Boys Team Boca 02 White (FL) Sunshine

First place in Conference

Age Group Team Conference
14U Boys Allegiance FC 07 Black – Pedro (TX-N)* Frontier
14U Girls 07 Lady Lobos Rush Premier (TN)* Mid South
14U Girls Wake FC 07 Blue GA (NC)* Piedmont
17U Girls Team Boca-SABR 2004 Girls White (FL) Sunshine

* Finished second in NL Playoffs (14U) to qualify for Nationals

First place in State Cup

Age Group Team Conference
18U Girls Braden River SC 03 Girls Premier (FL) Sunshine
18U Girls TFA G03 Elite (OH-S) Great Lakes

Qualified via Playoffs

Age Group Team Conference
14U Boys OC Surf North B07 Ruiz (CA-S)* Pacific

* Finished second in NL Playoffs (14U) to qualify for Nationals


Five of the attending National League teams have claimed National Championships in the past*. They are led by 18U Boys LVSA 03 Silver (NV), which is a two-time defending champion (2019 and 2018) in the 2003 Boys age group and will be looking to capture the 18U Boys title this year.

In the 19U Boys age group, Solar 02B Sawyer (TX-N) will be out to capture the club’s third title in the 2002 Boys age group, after Solar SC finished on top of the age group in 2019 and 2017.

Elsewhere, 16U Boys Libertyville FC 1974 Elite 05 (IL) and 17U Boys Real Jersey FC 2004 (NJ) will each be looking to defend titles that they won at the 2019 National Championships, while 17U Boys SLSG 2004 Elite (MO) is out to capture another title after the club won the 13U Boys National Championship back in 2017.

*While each team’s club claimed titles in the specific age groups listed, player turnover from year to year may have resulted in this season’s teams having a differing roster compared to those teams that won in the past.