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East Region teams prepare for Fall 2021 conference season

Fall schedules for the top leagues in the US Youth Soccer east region are set. The USYS National League Conferences, Managed by EDP Soccer, are proud to welcome Boys and Girls teams in the 13U and 14U age groups to the 2021-2022 season.

Top teams will compete each week in the Mid Atlantic, New England, North Atlantic and South Atlantic Conferences to earn their place at the top of their league table. National League Conferences provide competing teams the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 USYS Eastern Regional Championships through league play. In addition, teams can also earn automatic qualification into the 2022-2023 season of National League P.R.O.

Take a look at what to expect from each of the top-tier divisions of the four conferences…

North Atlantic Conference

13U and 14U Boys Academy Division:
The Academy Division will feature 10 clubs from Eastern New York and Connecticut this season, including Brentwood SC 2008 Boys, who were crowned USYS Eastern Regional Champions last spring. From Connecticut, AC Connecticut 2008 were Connecticut State Cup Champions in the spring, while their 2009 Boys and division member Chelsea Piers Shoreline 2009 were Connecticut State Cup semifinalists. Rounding out the division is Inter Connecticut, Eastern FC, White Plains YS, Brooklyn Italians, Barca Academy Pro, Quickstrike FC and Downtown United SC.

13U and 14U Girls Academy Division:
The Academy Division features top clubs from Connecticut, Eastern New York and New Jersey, with each club having a rich history of success at the national level. From Connecticut is Chelsea Piers Shoreline, from Eastern New York is Alleycats SC and New York Surf SC, and New Jersey is represented by STA, Cedar Stars Bergen, PSA North, PSA Monmouth, NJ Premier FC and FC Copa Academy.

13U Boys Premier I:
Eastern New York State Cup champions Cedar Stars Academy Hudson Valley will look to cement themselves as the area's top team. They will be taking on Connecticut State Cup finalist OGRCC 2009, and Eastern New York top teams Valencia CF Academy, Barca Academy Pro, Olympiacos, and Auburndale SC.

13U Girls Premier I:
The fall division is shaping up to be extremely competitive, with Massapequa, Manhattan SC, South Shore FC, Met Oval and Long Island Slammer comprising the group.

14U Boys Premier I:
Stony Brook - LGN Wildlings, the Eastern New York State Cup finalists, come into the season looking to top Barca Academy Pro and Asphalt Green, who each finished ahead of the Wildlings last spring, in first and second place, respectively. The division also includes top sides Kings Park SC, Auburndale SC, Met Oval Academy East, Athletic FC, French Football Academy and NY Hota.

14U Girls Premier I:
FC Somers Lady Hammers enters as one of the division favorites after finishing as a finalist at the USYS Eastern Regionals. The Eastern New York State Cup champions and last season's runner up based on goal differential, Auburndale SC Strikers, will once again be one of the top teams in the division. Last season’s third place finisher and Eastern New York State Cup semifinalist, Real Ole FC 2008, will look to overtake the two favorites this Fall. The group also includes Long Island SC, Rockville Centre SC, Connecticut Rush Stateline, and CFC South.

Mid Atlantic Conference

“We are extremely excited to once again compete in the Mid Atlantic Conference with our teams," said Neil Clinton, Director of Coaching for The Football Academy of NJ. "USYS and EDP give our players the opportunity to get a competitive game with minimal travel, which is huge for player development. Reducing travel and enabling players more opportunities to play is a big reason why we compete in USYS.”

13U and 14U Boys Academy Division:
The Academy Division will feature eight clubs from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with the 13U and 14U divisions highlighted by Lower Merion SC Thunder Boys, who were USYS Eastern Regional semifinalists, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 08B Black, who were Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup finalists, NJ Premier FC 08 Boys, who were New Jersey State Cup champions, and PSA Monmouth 08 Boys, who were New Jersey State semifinalists. The divisions also include SJEB FC, PDA Hibernian, PA Dominion FC and FC Copa Academy.

13U Boys Premier I:
The division will feature top teams from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Within the division are clubs with a history of success in the conferences, such as Lehigh Valley United, Penn Alliance Select, STA-MOSC, YMS, Torpedoes SC and Dutchmen FC. Hoboken City FC 2009 Boys Red is the first team for the club to reach the Premier I level of the National League Conferences.

13U Girls Premier I:
Lehigh Valley United and NJ Blaze enter the season after finishing last season as State Cup semifinalists. Real Jersey FC, Wall Elite and Torpedoes have a reputation of being some of the top girls programs in the state and are joined from New Jersey by Rancocas Valley, which had a very successful season last spring. From Eastern Pennsylvania, Penn Alliance Select, West Mont United, YMS, Lower Merion SC and White Clay SC are set to compete.

14U Boys Premier I:
Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup champion Lehigh Valley United is one of the favorites in the division that includes Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup semifinalist PA Rush and Danubia SC, as well as New Jersey State Cup finalist Torpedoes SC. Also in the bracket are NJ Stallions, Ironbound SC, YMS, Philadelphia SC Coppa, Foundation SA, Freehold SL and Union County FC.

14U Girls Premier I Red:
New Jersey State Cup champion and USYS Eastern Regionals semifinalist NLSA 2008G looks to continue the success it enjoyed in 2021 but will face some strong challengers this season. The 2019 and 2020 state champion, Torpedoes SC 08 Red, will look to retake the crown as the state’s top team, along with former State Cup finalist Wall Elite Chelsea. Top sides Real Jersey FC, PSA North, Cinnaminson SC Union will also challenge for the top spot along with Europa Lions, who were promoted from the Premier II Division.

14U Girls Premier I Blue:
YMS comes off an Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup championship and will look to have a strong league season despite its fifth-place finish last spring. North Union United, who finished as runner-up in both the Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup and league play, will look to get over the hump after coming so close last spring. Lancaster Elite, FC Revolution, Quakertown SC, Lionville SC, PSC Coppa and FC Europa round out the division.

New England Conference

13U and 14U Boys Club v Club:
The Academy Division will feature clubs from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including Rhode Island Surf, Seacoast United NH, Seacoast United Mass, Juventus Academy Boston, Western United Pioneers, New England Surf and NEFC. Top teams to watch include Massachusetts State Cup finalists Western United Pioneers 2008 Boys Elite, Massachusetts State Cup semifinalists New England Surf 2008B State Navy, and Seacoast United Mass South 2008 Elite Boys.

14U Boys Premier I:
The division features Juventus Academy Boston RI, Sporting CT, CT Rush, Juventus Academy Boston EDS North, as well as newcomers Green Lions SA and NEFC Taunton Elite.

13U Girls Premier I:
The fall division is shaping up to be extremely competitive, with Connecticut State Cup champion Ginga FC, Sporting CT, AC Connecticut, Western United Pioneers and CFC North all facing off.

14U Girls Premier I:
New England Surf State Navy returns after winning the Premier I Division, Massachusetts State Cup, USYS Eastern Regionals and finishing as semifinalists at the 2021 USYS National Championships. Connecticut State Cup champion CFC North and finalist CFC Valley will be a couple of the teams looking to knock off New England Surf. AC Connecticut, CT Rush, Western United Pioneers, Ole Impact, and MA Rush Northeast are also in the division and will all have their work cut out for them as they look to knock off one of the nation’s top teams.

South Atlantic Conference

“Our SOMD Rush 08 Kraken Girls are looking forward to another competitive season in the USYS South Atlantic Conference this fall. We are excited for matches with previous opponents, as well as the teams that are new to the conference this season,” said Nick Catena, Vice President and Director of Coaching for Southern Maryland Rush Soccer. “We look forward to continuing to develop and challenge our players by competing in this conference and hope to find ourselves in a qualifying position at the end of the season. The 2021 Eastern Regional Championships were a great learning experience for us, and we are hopeful to make a return in 2022.”

13U Boys Premier I:
Player Progression Academy PPA 2009 Green Boys enter the fall coming off a very successful season where they won the Maryland State Cup and finished as the finalist at the USYS Eastern Regionals. They will be challenged by some of the top teams in the area, including Bethesda SC, SAC, Paragon Futbol Academy, Laurel SC, Baltimore Union, Arundel SA, Severna Park, Broadneck SC and Maryland State Cup semifinalist Total Futbol Club.

13U Girls Premier I:
Maryland State Cup champions Player Progression Academy PPA 2009 Green Girls will take on Coppermine SC, Baltimore Union, Keystone FC Premier and Coppermine SC North.

14U Boys Premier I:
The Red Division will see Maryland State Cup finalist and 2021 Spring Premier I Division winner Potomac Blue 08 look to stay at the top of the division. The Maryland side will face tough challengers from around the state. Maryland State Cup semifinalist Coppermine SC will look to regain the form it had last fall, and the other semifinalist, Baltimore Celtic Predators, will look to overtake Potomac after finishing in second place last spring. Other challengers include Cerrtitos SA, Baltimore Crew, Liverpool FCIA Central MD, Old Line FC, and SAC. In the Blue Division, FC USA Matrix Mavens are one of the top sides after winning the Maryland State Cup, and will take on Great Falls-Reston, SYC, St Mary's Soccer, Herndon, Alexandria and Bethesda SC.

14U Girls Premier I:
Maryland Rush SOMD 08G Kraken enters the season as Maryland State Cup champions, and will look to knock off NLS Athena, who finished top of the table last spring and were semifinalists of the Maryland State Cup. Both sides will try to fend off Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup semifinalist Keystone FC Premier 08G, with FC Charles 1658, SAC, Coppermine SC and Penn FC Youth also challenging with very strong sides this fall.

15U-19U Divisions:
The 15U-19U divisions will also kick off later this fall, with divisions and schedules being found here.