FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2022) — Each team competing in the 2022-23 season of US Youth Soccer National League P.R.O. can now have a clear vision of its pathway to a group title or berth to the 2023 USYS National Championships, as information on team groupings, seventh game pairings and second event assignments is now available.
The field of teams in each gender age group is divided into groups of eight teams. Within each group of eight, every team is paired with another team for its seventh game, which is generally against a relatively local opponent. The seventh game, along with two three-game events, comprise each team’s seven-game National League P.R.O. schedule.
For details on seventh game matchups, click on the link above to see the pairings as noted in the ‘Pair’ column of the tables. For example, the two teams in Group A with A1 listed in the ‘Pair’ column will play each other in the local game.
All boys and girls 14U teams will compete in their first event in November in Round Rock, Texas, and all 14U teams will later compete in their second event in February in Tampa, Fla.
All boys and girls teams in the 15U-19U age groups will play their first event in December in Orlando, Fla. Half of the teams will then play their second event in January in Mesa, Ariz., while the remaining half will play their second event in March in Greensboro, N.C.
For the 2022-23 season, each group of eight teams will see every team in the group attend the same second National League P.R.O. event. For example, every team in 15U Boys Group B will go to Mesa, Ariz., for its second event of the season, while every team in 15U Boys Group D will go to Greensboro, N.C., for its second event of the season.
*PLEASE NOTE: National League P.R.O. events feature three full days of play, and teams cannot be guaranteed early/late kickoff times. Therefore, teams are advised to travel the day prior to their first game and the day after their last game to ensure they can make all three games.
The complete 2022-23 National League P.R.O. event game schedules will be available later in the fall ahead of the first events.
National League P.R.O. represents the top level of team-based competition within the USYS National League, and it features play for boys and girls teams in the 14U (2009), 15U (2008), 16U (2007), 17U (2006), 18U (2005) and 19U (2004) age groups. The 2022-23 season includes up to 48 teams per gender age group.
For each gender, National League P.R.O. will qualify 12 teams per age group directly into the 2022 USYS National Championships, where the National League P.R.O. representatives will join the four USYS Regional Champions to compete for the USYS National title.
For more information on National League P.R.O., click here.