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Champions crowned at the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championship

 

2014 FARWEST REGIONALS

Champions crowned at the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championship

Finals complete
 

Cal South claims 11 of 16 titles
Legends FC win three girls’ championships
FC Golden State, Santa Barbara SC win two boys’ championships
U-14 Girls Legends FC, U17 Girls Legends FC, U-13 Boys FC Golden State, U-14 Boys Pateadores and U-15 Boys Santa Barbara SC repeat

Video: Championship Highlights
(available Monday)

US Youth Soccer National Championship Series:  Official Website
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Albuquerque, N.M. (June 22, 2014) – Winners were crowned  2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions today and the Under-13 through Under-19 champions have earned a berth to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 22-27 at Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md.

California South was the big winner on the day, taking 11 of the 16 region titles. Legends FC took home three titles while both FC Golden State and Santa Barbara SC grabbed two more. Five 2013 Region IV Champions repeated with Santa Barbara SC (CA-S) winning their third straight region title.

As hosts, New Mexico played for two titles, but was unable to claim either crown as both Under 19 Boys and Girls NM Rush 95 (NM) teams fell in the finals.

Three teams not only defended their region title, but now have the opportunity to defend their national title as well. Under 14 Girls Legends FC 99 (CA-S) already secured its spot in the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships via the National League, but both Pateadores San Diego (CA-S) and Santa Barbara SC (CA-S) needed Region IV Championships to secure an opportunity to defend their respective national titles with Santa Barbara being a two-time defending national champion.

2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions
 

Girls
 

U-12:  So Cal Blues Baker (CA-S)

U-13:  Surf Academy (CA-S)

U-14:  Legends FC 99 (CA-S)

U-15:  Pride Predators 99 (CO)

U-16:  Beach FC 97 Academy (CA-S)

U-17:  Legends FC 96 (CA-S)

U-18:  Players SC 96 Elite (NV)

U-19:  Legends FC (CA-S)

                                

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U-12: FC Golden State PDA 02 (CA-S)

U-13: FC Golden State PDA 01(CA-S)

U-14: Real Colorado National 99/00 (CO)

U-15: Pateadores San Diego (CA-S)

U-16: Santa Barbara SC (CA-S)

U-17: LVSA 97 Red (NV)

U-18: Santa Barbara FC White (CA-S)

U-19: Alum Rock PAC Tigres (CA-N)

Notes from today’s matches…

Under-12 Girls
After a scoreless regulation and overtime, penalty kicks were required to determine a winner between So Cal Blues Baker (CA-S) and Washington Premier FC 01 Black (WA). It took seven kickers on each side to finally determine a winner as So Cal keeper, Ryan Campbell came up huge with the final save to ultimately give So Cal the region title.
 

Under-13 Girls
Surf Academy (CA-S) defeated Heat FC 01 RM (NV) 2-1 to wrap up the Under 13 Girls group. Mia Fishel set the tone early for Surf when her first goal came in the fourth minute, and her second came just eight minutes after that. Fishel finished with four goals in the tournament, which was good enough to tie for first along with teammate Madison Mercado among others. Heat got back in the match in the 66th minute thanks to a goal from Alysa Caso, but it wasn’t enough, as Surf was able to hold off the comeback attempt and secure a trip to the National Championships.

Under-14 Girls
2013 Region IV and National Champions Legends FC came from behind for the 2-1 victory against La Roca thanks to a pair of goals from Emily Knous. Olivia Wade struck first in the 35th minute with her seventh goal of the tournament for La Roca. Knous equalized in the 58th minute and gave Legends the lead for good in the 70th minute. Both teams will head to nationals due to Legends finishing in second place in the US Youth Soccer National League Blue Division. La Roca heads to nationals as the Region IV Representative.

Under-15 Girls
Pride Predators 99 (CO) had already punched their ticked to the National Championships thanks to a first place finish in the National League Red Division. Pride Predators added a Region IV Championships to their list of accolades after defeating Legends FC Sanchez (CA-S) 2-0. Pride Predators broke the stalemate in the 14th minute courtesy of Athena Kuehn, and doubled their lead in the 35th minute on Hannah Burgo’s goal. Legends FC will still advance to the National Championships as a Region IV Representative.

Under-16 Girls
Beach FC 97 Academy (CA-S) finished off an impressive run scoring 27 goals and failing to concede any over seven games. All of this culminated with a 5-0 victory over PacNW 97 Maroon (WA) in the finals. Daria Patredes, Logan Karam, Rocio Rodriguez, Carley Brown and Savannah DeMelo all scored for Beach. DeMelo’s goal in the 66th minute was her eighth of the tournament, giving her the most in the group.

Under-17 Girls
Defending Region IV, and 2012 National Champions Legends FC (CA-S) defeated Pride Predators 97 (CO) in the second match of the day between these two clubs, 2-0. Desarae Felix scored in the 55th minute to put Legends up 1-0, and Dayna Garcia sealed the deal in the 85th minute for the 2-0 victory. This marks the third straight trip to nationals for Legends, but the first time they were required to win the region title after failing to qualify via the national league.

Under-18 Girls

Players SC 96 Elite (NV) defeated Albion SC White (CA-S) 2-0 to become the second Nevada team to claim a Region IV Championship. Sydney Sladek was the hero for Players with two goals in the span of four minutes. Her second goal saw her dribble through the entire Albion defense before finally burying her shot into the back of the net to secure a win, and a berth into the national championship.

Under-19 Girls
Legends FC (CA-S) will return to the national championships for a third straight year after defeating NM Rush 95 (NM) 6-2 in the final. Danielle Lopez scored a brace in the first nine minutes while Mckennah Spagnola added a pair of her own in the 22nd and 41st minutes. Samantha Koemans and Kirsten Martin also scored for Legends while Sidney Otto was the only goal scorer for NM Rush. Legends went 4-0 in pool play, which included a 3-1 victory over NM Rush on Thursday, June 19. Victoria Barba and Otto ended up tied for the lead in goals scored for the age group with five.  Legends will be seeking their first national title after reaching the finals in 2012.

Under-12 Boys

FC Golden State PDA 02 (CA-S) won the first of two regional titles for the club against fellow California South team, Surf Boys Academy (CA-S) 2-0. Emiliano Gutierrez got FC Golden State off to a quick start in the eighth minute, and Kijana Banks squandered any Surf attempt to equalize in the 60th minute to give the club its second straight Under 12 Boys Championship.
 

Under-13 Boys
FC Golden State PDA 01 (CA-S) defended their 2013 Region IV Championship against SJ Earthquakes 01 Pre-Academy (CA-N) 3-1. SJ Earthquakes began the scoring in the opening minute with Fabian Rodriguez finding the back of the net, but seven minutes later it was Erik Celestino equalizing. Alan Piceno gave FC Golden State the lead in the 27th minute, and Matthew Hoppe added an insurance goal in the 65th minute. FC Golden State will head to its first National Championship after winning the Under 12 Boys regional title last year.

Under-14 Boys
Real Colorado National 99/00 defeated Grande Sports Academy (AZ) 2-1 to be the second Colorado team to capture a Region IV Championship. Liam Johnson started things off for Real Colorado in the 12th minute, and Ben Shepherd added another goal in the 32nd minute. Garrett Murray cut Real Colorado’s lead in half, but Grande Sports Academy was unable to net the equalizer.

Under-15 Boys
Pateadores San Diego became the third straight team to defend their Region IV Championship in the Under 15 Boys group after Santa Barbara SC (CA-S) and Fullerton Rangers 96 White did the same in 2013 and 2012 respectively. Pateadores defeated Santa Clara Sporting 98 Green 2-1. Brian Melchor broke the scoreless stalemate in the 19th minute, and Christopher DePetro scored his group-leading ninth goal of the tournament in the 80th minute. Pateadores would like to follow in the footsteps of Santa Barbara and Fullerton at nationals too, as both teams would go on to win their second straight national championships in the Under 15 Boys group.

Under-16 Boys

Two-time defending national and regional champs, Santa Barbara SC (CA-S) defeated SC del Sol 98 Colavecchia (AZ) 2-1. Francisco Arroyo set the tone for Santa Barbara early in the fourth minute, only for John Rea of SC del Sol to equalize 10 minutes later. It was Sahid Conteh who scored the game winner in the 37th minute that allowed Santa Barbara to capture its fourth Region IV Championship in five years. While one title defense has been completed, one still remains. Central Valley Mercury (CA-N), Arsenal FC (CA-S), Dallas Texans Red 88 (N-TX) and Real So Cal (So Cal United) are the only four teams to win three consecutive US Youth Soccer National Championships. Santa Barbara will look to join that prestigious company in Germantown, Md.


Under-17 Boys
After losing in the finals in 2010, the last time the Region IV Championships were held in Albuquerque, N.M., LVSA 97 Red (NV) defeated Valparaiso United FC 97 (AZ) 5-1 to punch their ticked to the national championships. After going down 1-0, thanks to a goal from Valparaiso’s Josias Ortiz Cruz, LVSA scored five unanswered goals to claim the region title. Four of those goals came from Miles Mcrae in the 26th, 68th, 77th and 90th minutes with Jackson Dietrich adding another in the 47th minute. Today’s performance gives Mcrae eight goals in the tournament, and the top four scorers in the Under 17 Boys group were from LVSA with Dietrich, Tristian Blackmon and Elijah Ruffer joining Mcrae.

 

Under-18 Boys
After going down 2-0 in the first seven minutes to Fram Premier (CA-S) thanks to goals from Tx Tario and Grant Sampson, Miguel Padron scored four straight goals for Santa Barbara FC White (CA-S) in the 30th, 47, 48th and 85th minute to give Santa Barbara a 4-2 lead. Sampson scored his second in the 85th minute as well, but Geoffrey Acheampong scored his sixth goal of the tournament in extra time to shut to door on a Fram comeback with a 5-3 victory and join U16B Santa Barbara SC at the national championship.

Under-19 Boys
NM Rush 95 (NM) had high hopes of becoming the only Albuquerque, N.M. team to win a Region IV Championship after leading 2-1 at halftime with goals coming from Jermey Klepac and Luke Lawrence, while Alum Rock PAC Tigres’ (CA-N) goal was scored by Cesar Garcia. However, Alum Rock (CA-N) reeled off four unanswered goals as both Andoni Trejo and Edwin Luna each scored a pair to ultimately win 5-2. Alum Rock will move on to play for the storied James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, after a comeback victory.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 96 teams.

Daily reports and complete results from the tournament are available on http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org. Follow the moments from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series on Twitter and share the moments with us on Facebook.

Scores from today’s matches…

Time Age Away Team State Score Home Team State Score
10:15 AM U12G Washington Premier FC 01 Black WA 0 So Cal Blues Baker CA-S 0
11:15 AM U12B Surf Boys Academy CA-S 0 FC Golden State PDA 02 CA-S 2
Scorers FC Golden State PDA 02: Emiliano Gutierrez (8:00), Kijana Banks (60:00)    
11:30 AM U13G HeatFC 01 RM NV 1 Surf Academy CA-S 2
Scorers HeatFC 01 RM: Alysa Caso (66:00) Surf Academy: Mia  Fishel (4:00),(12:00)    
10:30 AM U13B FC Golden State pda 01 CA-S 3 SJ Earthquakes 2001 Pre-Academy CA-N 1
Scorers FC Golden State pda 01: Erik Celestino (8:00), Alan Piceno (27:00), Matthew Hoppe (65:00) SJ Earthquakes 2001 Pre-Academy: Fabian Rodriguez (1:00)    
10:45 AM U14G Legends FC 99 CA-S 2 La Roca Premier PO UT 1
Scorers Legends FC 99: EMILY KNOUS (58:00), (70:00) La Roca Premier PO: Olivia Wade (35:00)    
8:45 AM U14B Real Colorado National 99/00 CO 2  Grande Sports Academy AZ 1
Scorers Real Colorado National 99/00: Liam Johnson (12:00), Ben Shepherd (32:00)  Grande Sports Academy: Garrett Murray (47:00)    
8:00 AM U15G Legends FC Sanchez CA-S 0 Pride Predators 99 CO 2
Scorers Pride Predators 99: Athena Kuehn (14:00), Hannah Burgo (35:00)    
10:30 AM U15B Santa Clara Sporting 98 Green CA-N 0 Pateadores San Diego CA-S 2
Scorers Pateadores San Diego: Brian Melchor (19:00), Christopher DePetro (80:00)    
11:30 AM U16G Beach FC 97 Academy CA-S 5 PacNW 97 Maroon WA 0
Scorers Beach FC 97 Academy: Daria Petredes (11:00), Logan Karam (14:00), Rocio Rodriguez (20:00), Carley Brown (46:00), Savannah  DeMelo (66:00)    
9:15 AM U16B Santa Barbara Soccer Club CA-S 2 SC del Sol 98 Colavecchia AZ 1
Scorers Santa Barbara Soccer Club: Francisco Arroyo (4:00), Sahid Conteh (37:00) SC del Sol 98 Colavecchia: John Rea (14:00)    
10:45 AM U17G Pride Predators 97 CO 0 Legends FC 96 CA-S 2
Scorers Legends FC 96: Desarae Felix (55:00), Dayna C Garcia (85:00)    
8:15 AM U17B Valparaiso United FC 97 MT AZ 1 LVSA 97 Red NV 5
Scorers Valparaiso United FC 97 MT: Josias Ortiz Cruz (10:00) LVSA 97 Red: Miles Mcrae (26:00), (68:00), (77:00),  (90:00),  Jackson Dietrich (47:00)    
8:45 AM U18G Albion SC White CA-S 0 Players SC 96 Elite NV 2
Scorers Players SC 96 Elite: Sydney Sladek (19:00), (23:00)    
8:15 AM U18B Santa Barbara FC White CA-S 5 Fram Premier CA-S 3
Scorers Santa Barbara FC White: Miguel Padron (30:00), (47:00), (48:00), (85:00), Geoffrey Acheampong (91:00) Fram Premier: Tx Tario (4:00), Grant Sampson (7:00), (85:00)    
8:00 AM U19G NM Rush 95 NM 2 Legends FC CA-S 6
Scorers NM Rush 95: Sidney Otto (10:00), Legends FC Danielle Lopez (3:00), (9:00), Samantha Koemans (18:00), Mckennah Spagnola (22:00), (41:00), Kirsten Martin (58:00)    
9:15 AM U19B Alum Rock PAC Tigres CA-N 5 NM Rush 95 NM 2
Scorers Alum Rock PAC Tigres: Cesar Garcia (3:00), Andoni Trejo (54:00), (83:00),  Edwin Luna (59:00), (80:00) NM Rush 95: Jermey Klepac (22:00), Luke Lawrence (45:00)

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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through 18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top four teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.


About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

 

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