As the US Youth Soccer South Atlantic Conference, Managed by EDP Soccer, comes to an end in the spring season, teams in Premier I Divisions are clinching their spots for the 2021 USYS Eastern Regional Championships and 2021-2022 National League P.R.O. season. Meanwhile, teams in Premier II Divisions are looking to earn their place in Premier I for next season.
Potomac Blue 08 came up just short in the Maryland State Cup final but finished the conference season in first place in the Premier I Division with an 8-1-0 record, clinching its place in the USYS Eastern Regionals and National League P.R.O. In Premier II, GFRSC 08B Elite and Calverton Cerritos both finished with 24 points after nine games, but it was GFRSC’s 3-1 win between the two sides that saw it finish first on the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Baltimore Celtic SC Shamrocks won six of seven games in Premier I, scoring 18 goals on their way to finishing in first place in the division and earning a spot at the USYS Eastern Regionals. In Premier II, Coppermin-HFC United 2008G went 9-0-1 to finish in first and earn promotion to Premier I next season.
After opening the season with a tie, SAC/BA Pre-Academy Spurs won their next seven games to finish in first place in Premier I, with Bethesda SC Blue 07 finishing just 3 points behind as the two teams earned the conference's automatic slots into National League P.R.O. In Premier II, VA State Cup finalist Sterling 07B Orange went 6-1-2 to finish 2 points clear of Coppermine Boys 2007 Premier.
Maryland State Cup champions Coppermine Girls 2007 Premier went 7-0-1 to win the Premier I division, with their tie coming against second-place OPSA Magic — the same side they defeated in the Maryland State Cup final. In Premier II, Lancaster Elite Fury and Penn FC Youth 2007, both of Eastern Pennsylvania, finished first and second, respectively.
It was a very tight battle at the top of the Premier I Division, with just 1 point separating three teams after 11 matches. Total Futbol 2006 claimed the top slot with 27 points, with Potomac Blue 06 and NLS Ajax 06 White tied for second with 26 points each. All three teams also reached the final four of the Maryland State Cup, with second-place Potomac coming away as state champions.
Maryland Rush SOMD Rush 06G finished with 22 points out of 10 games to finish in first place, as they and second-place FCGB COE earned the conference’s two automatic slots to National League P.R.O. In Premier II, four teams finished between 20 to 24 points, with A3 Royals ending in first place.
Similar to the 15U boys, the 16U Boys Premier I Division also had three teams separated by just 1 point. SAC/Armour Pre Academy White finished in first with 26 points, with Maryland State Cup champions Brausa United finishing tied for second on 25 points with Liverpool FCIS MD Central. In an extremely competitive division from top to bottom, nine teams finished with a positive goal differential, and 10 teams averaged more than a ppg after the 12-game season.
Perennial powerhouse MSI Academy White Warriors continued their winning ways this spring, finishing 9-0-0 to claim first place in Premier I and also winning the Maryland State Cup. Penn FC Youth 2005 finished in second place, dropping points just once in its 2-1 loss to MSI.
In the Premier I Blue Division, McLean YS finished in the top spot with an 8-1-1 record, while Maryland State Cup finalist Brausa United Blue 04 won the Premier I Red division, slightly edging Paragon Futbol Academy by 1 point. In Premier II, Barca Academy Northern Virginia won the division with nine wins, finishing just ahead of CASA 04M Elite and Coppermine Boys 2004 Premier.
Fredericksburg FC 2004 Girls went 10-0-1 to claim the top slot in Premier I, and Baltimore Celtic SC 04 Elite finished in second place — just 1 point ahead of third-place Alexandria SA and Villareal Virginia Academy.
In a tight battle at the top of the table in Premier I, the conference concluded the same as the Maryland State Cup, with Baltimore Celtic Premier finishing as the champion and Bethesda SC Blue 03 finishing as the runner-up. Both teams also earned their spot at the USYS National Championships when they won their National League Playoff groups earlier this spring. Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup finalist Capital Area SA 03 finished third in the division. In Premier II, Soccerdome Real Barza 03 earned the top spot with an 8-0-3 record.
Keystone FC Premier 03G and St Mary’s Soccer Power both dominated the competition in Premier I, and both finished with 27 points from 10 games. Both teams defeated each other once, and the division went to the goal differential tie-breaker, which saw Keystone FC finish first.
In the Premier I Red Division, Liverpool FCIA MD Central won its last two matches after a defeat to second-place and Maryland State Cup champion Patuxent Football Academy to win the division. Meanwhile, in the Premier I Blue Division, Baltimore Celtic SC went unbeaten to win the division.
Alexandria SA 02G finished a perfect 9-0-0 in Premier I, clinching its spot at the USYS Eastern Regionals, as the players will finish their youth careers competing for a regional championship. In Premier II, Maryland State Cup champion Maryland-Elite SC went 8-0-0 to finish top of the division.