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National League teams claim 13 titles at 2021 USYS Midwest Regionals


FRISCO, Texas (June 30, 2021) — Teams from the US Youth Soccer National League produced standout results at the 2021 USYS Midwest Regional Championships in St. Louis, Mo., as they captured 13 of 14 Regional titles.

The competition at the Midwest Regional Championships included teams from two different National League Conferences — the Great Lakes and Midwest. In all, 44 of 56 semifinalists played in one of the conferences during the 2020-21 season, and 25 of the 28 finalists were conference teams.

The Great Lakes Conference led the way with seven Midwest Regional Champions, along with seven additional finalists and 20 total semifinalists. Six champions came from the Midwest Conference, which also had five additional finalists and 24 total semifinalists.

2021 USYS Midwest Regional Champions

Age Group Team (State) NL Conference
13U Girls Nationals Union 08 Girls Black (MI) Midwest
14U Girls Cleveland Force SC 07 (OH-N) Great Lakes
15U Girls Club Ohio 2006G Green 1 (OH-S) Great Lakes
16U Girls CUP 05 Gold (OH-S) Great Lakes
17U Girls Sporting STL Rangers 04 (MO) Midwest
18U Girls FC Evolution 03 NL (OH-N) Great Lakes
19U Girls Sporting Nebraska FC SOFC Premier 02/03 (NE) --
13U Boys MSC Academy Tigres (IL) Midwest
14U Boys Toca FC 2007 MLS (KS) Midwest
15U Boys Nationals Union 06 Boys Black (MI) Great Lakes
16U Boys Kings Hammer Academy B05 Red (KY) Great Lakes
17U Boys KCSG Academy 04 Wolf (MO) Midwest
18U Boys Indiana Fire Juniors 03B Red (IN) Great Lakes
19U Boys Chicago FC United Boys 2002 Pre-Academy (IL) Midwest

The 14 Midwest Regional Champions now advance to the 2021 USYS National Championships, which will be played July 20-25 at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

National League teams have a long history of success at the USYS National Championships. Between 2007 and 2019, teams that competed in the national tier of the National League captured a combined 77 of 100 possible USYS National Championships.

About the USYS National Championships
The USYS National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions that comprise the USYS National Championship Series. Boys and girls teams in multiple age groups earn their way by competing against the top teams in their state and region. US Youth Soccer State Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The Regional Champions in the 13U through 19U age groups, along with the National League representatives in the 14U-19U age groups, converge at the National Championships to compete for the most prestigious National title in youth soccer.