The Fall season is coming to a conclusion for the four National League Conferences, managed by EDP Soccer, in the US Youth Soccer East Region. As the season winds down, teams are battling for their place at the top of the table. With promotion and relegation on the line at the 13U and 14U age groups, every game becomes crucial in this stage of the season.
For the 14U age group, teams are also preparing for the upcoming National League P.R.O. event in Round Rock, Texas. Teams attending from the East Region include: DUSC B2009 Blue (NY-E), YMS 09B Premier Warriors (PA-E), Valencia CF Academy NY 09 Orange (NY-E), Barca Academy Pro NY B09 PRO (NY-E), FC Bucks Dominion 2009 Boys (PA-E), FC Europa 2009 Boys Elite (PA-E), PPA 2009 Green Boys (MD), Quaker Elite SC Magicians (PA-E), Cerritos 2009 Blue (MD), Ginga FC 09G Elite NL (CT), Chelsea Piers Shoreline Nice (CT), Coppermine SC Girls 2009 (MD), PPA 2009 Green Girls (MD), BC United 09G (NY-W), PA Dominion 09 Girls (PA-E), NLSA 2009 Girls Elite (NJ), NJ Blaze Soccer 2009 (NJ), Keystone FC Premier 09G (PA-E), and YMS 09G Premier Celtic (PA-E).
Top-finishing teams in the Conferences during the Spring season will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2023 USYS Eastern Regional Championships through league play. In addition, teams can also earn the right to compete in the 2023-2024 season of USYS National League P.R.O.
Take a look at some of the top-performing teams so far this season:
Mid Atlantic | New England | North Atlantic | South Atlantic
Mid Atlantic Conference
In the 14U Boys Club vs. Club Division, FC Europa has allowed just one goal during its 5-0-0 start, and will see its visit to 4-1-0 SJEB 09 Academy be the division-deciding game. In the 13U Boys Club vs. Club Division, YMS 2010 Boys Premier United has finished its season with a 6-1-0 record following a 4-1 win over Council Rock United Dominion 2010 Boys, which means PSA Monmouth is the only team who can catch YMS with a few games in hand.
The 13U Boys Premier I Division is one of the most competitive in the nation, with Futboltech 2010 - Ajax in first place with a 3-0-3 record, and just four points ahead of the next three teams in the table. The top four teams in the division; Futboltech 2010 - Ajax, The FA 2010 Boys Silver, The FA 2010 Boys Black, and CAT Elite Boys 2010 are also the four semifinalists in the New Jersey State Cup, which is set to take place the weekend of Nov. 19-20. In the 14U Boys Premier I Division, Torpedoes BU14 Red will finish in first place and is currently 6-0-0.
In the 14U Girls Premier I Blue Division, NJ Blaze SA 09 Black finished the season 6-1-1 to take first place, and it now enters the New Jersey State Cup semifinal looking to become back-to-back New Jersey State Cup Champions. In the 13U Girls Premier I Division, Match Fit Academy FC 2010 Morris Blue has three games remaining and needs just two points out of those three matches to finish in first. Warrington FC United 2010G will need to defeat 1776 2010 Girls Elite before facing off against Match Fit Academy if they want to try and pass Wall SC Juventus for second in the table and challenge Match Fit Academy for the top spot.
To learn more about the Mid Atlantic Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/mid-atlantic-conference/
New England Conference
In the 13U Boys Academy North Division, Seacoast United Maine SC 2010B Elite has locked up first place with a game remaining. With a record of 7-0-0, the squad has scored an impressive 30 goals while allowing just 12. In the Academy South Division, Rhode Island Surf B2010 Elite has clinched the top spot with a record of 6-0-1, and plays second-place Juventus Academy Boston EDS S 2010 Boys Blue in their final match.
In the 14U Boys Academy North Division, it will all come down to the final match day. First-place Juventus Academy Boston EDS N 2009 Boys enters on 15 points, and faces off against second-place Aztec Boys 2009 National, who sits at 14 points. Both of the teams’ last two matches have been decided by just one goal, and this matchup should be another close one. In the Academy South Division, it may also come down to the last match, as second-place Liverpool FC EDP 2009B has a game in hand and is five points behind the leader Seacoast United 2009 Mass Elite NL Blue with the two set to face off in the final match.
In the Girls Premier I Divisions, CFC North 2010 Regional NL is 7-0-0 in 13U Premier I and has clinched the top spot with a game remaining. In 14U Premier I, Legacy 2009 Girls Pride is looking to conclude its impressive first season in the conference and is currently 6-0-1. A win in one of their final two matches will see them clinch first place.
To learn more about the New England Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/new-england-conference/
North Atlantic Conference
In the 14U Boys Club vs. Club Division, Brentwood SC 2009 Premier NL and AC Connecticut B09 EDP National have both concluded their seasons going 5-1-1 and are tied for first place. East Coast FC B2009 Academy is currently one point behind them, and has one match left against fourth-place Quickstrike FC 2009 NL Blue to try and finish at the top of the table. In the 13U Boys Club vs. Club Division, East Coast FC B2010 Academy has wrapped up first place with a game remaining due to the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage over Inter Connecticut 2010 Boys NAC.
In the 13U Boys Premier I Division, a crucial match between Barca Academy Pro NY B2010 PRO and NY Hota Bavarian SC 2010 Blue takes place this weekend. Barca Academy enters at 5-0-0, while NY Hota enters at 4-1-0, with a chance to take pole position in the table with a win. The 14U Boys Premier I Division will also be decided this weekend when National League P.R.O. participant Valencia CF Academy New York 2009 Orange, who is 6-0-0, looks to wrap up an unbeaten season against second-place Olympiacos NY 09 Red, who is 5-0-0.
The 14U Girls Club vs. Club Division will be decided this weekend when NY Surf G09 Academy hosts Manhattan SC Revolution 2009. With a win, NY Surf will come level on points with Chelsea Piers Shoreline Nice, who NY Surf recently defeated 2-0 to own the head-to-head tiebreaker. The 13U Girls Club vs. Club saw NJ Crush 2010 Academy finish in first place for the Fall season.
In the 13U Girls Premier I Division, SUSA FC drew 0-0 with Beekman SC Warriors to clinch first place, while in the 14U Premier I Division, South Shore FC Legacy 09 Girls hold a two-point advantage over Auburndale SC Strikers, who will look to jump into first place when they face off against third-place FC Somers Shamrocks.
To learn more about the North Atlantic Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/north-atlantic-conference/
South Atlantic Conference
In the 14U Boys Premier I Blue Division, it will all come down to the last match when first-place FC Frederick 09 Boys host second-place Manassas Soccer Club 09 Gold. With a win, FC Frederick can go to 21 points and clinch first place. Six of FC Frederick’s seven matches have been decided by just one goal, and another close match is expected in the season finale. In the Premier I Red Division, ASA Juventus Elite 2009 finished in first place with a 7-1-1 record.
In the 13U Premier I Red Division, it all comes down to the final game between Laurel Soccer Club Lions White 2010 and CASA 2010M Elite, who are separated by just one point and will meet on Nov. 13. In the 13U Premier I Blue Division, PPA 2010 Green Boys will finish first in a very tight battle. Currently on 19 points with a game remaining, Keystone FC Premier 10B is in second place on 18 points with their season concluded, and Bethesda SC Blue 2010 on 16 points with a game remaining. But, with PPA defeating Bethesda SC 2-1 earlier in the season, PPA holds the advantage in the head-to-head tiebreaker.
In the 14U Girls Premier I Division, Keystone FC Premier 09G has dominated the division from start to finish. With an 8-0-0 record, they have allowed just one goal against, and look to finish the undefeated season when they visit third-place Coppermine SC in mid-November. The game may have huge implications, as if Coppermine defeats Salisbury in their next match, they can overtake Keystone FC with a win on the final weekend.
In the 13U Girls Premier I Division, Keystone FC Premier 10G also is unbeaten like the 09G, and is 7-0-0 entering their final match against SAC. Last weekend they defeated second-place Baltimore Union Soccer Club Elite 10G to secure the first-place finish.
To learn more about the South Atlantic Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/south-atlantic-conference/