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5 BUSC Teams to participate at the 2013 USYS Region III Championships

Congratulation and best of luck, to the Blitz United teams competiting at USYS Southern Regional Championships in Edmond, OK.   (Schedules / Results)

Southern Regionals Kick off Thursday

US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the schedule for the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships to be played June 21-27 at the Edmond Soccer Club Complex in Edmond, Okla.

The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, which will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, begin Thursday, June 20, with opening ceremonies at Wantland Stadium. Round robin games are Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23. The dates for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals in each gender age division are listed below.
Monday, June 24 — Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16
Tuesday, June 25 — Under-17 and Under-18 Boys

Tuesday, June 25 — Under-13, Under-19 Boys  and Under-18 Girls
Wednesday, June 26 — Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 Boys

Tuesday, June 25 — Under-19 Girls
Wednesday, June 26 —  Under-13, Under-18 Girls and Under-19 Boys
Thursday, June 27 — Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under 17 and Under-18 Boys
US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and select runners-up from 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region III, including host Oklahoma Soccer Association, will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, South Carolina, South Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Teams competing in the Regional Championships advanced through the first step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advance to the one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where nearly a thousand teams compete. 
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The event provides more than 185,000 players from US Youth Soccer's 55 state associations, the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The Series is known as the ultimate destination for the country's collegiate soccer coaches and the future of soccer. 
For complete game scores, stories, standings, video and more from the regional and national finals, visit the online home to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org.  For the latest in the Region III Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionIII.   
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 13, 2013) – US Club Soccer has announced the creation of the South Central Premier League, the 19th league in the organization’s National Premier Leagues (NPL).

The South Central Premier League joins the Northeast Girls NPL as the newest additions to the NPL platform, with seven clubs from Oklahoma and Texas set to compete in the U-13 through U-17 boys and girls age groups, beginning in Fall 2013:

  • Blitz United SC (Okla.)
  • Dynamos SC (Texas)
  • Eclipse SC (Texas)
  • Houston Express SC (Texas)
  • Liverpool FC America (Texas)
  • Space City FC (Texas)
  • TFC (Texas)

“The NPL is thrilled to be adding another top-quality league to our competitive landscape,” NPL General Manager Chris Baer said. “The creation of the South Central Premier League once again shows the strength of the NPL platform in helping clubs develop top players and teams in meaningful league competition.”

Teams will play a combination of division and cross-division games, with the top teams moving into a playoff to crown the league champion. The winners of the South Central Premier League will qualify for next year’s NPL Champions Cup, where they will take on top competition from the across the country in a “champions league” competition. The 2013 NPL Champions Cup will be held July 18-22 in Aurora, Colo.

“Everyone involved is very excited about the South Central Premier League and the upcoming competition,” Eclipse SC Director of Coaching Luis Labastida said. “The clubs, players and fans are looking forward to playing in the National Premier Leagues, and we are all excited about opening more doors for our players in every respect.”

Players in the South Central Premier League will also enjoy multiple avenues to be scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s national team program, via US Club Soccer’s id2 Program and Player Development Programs (PDPs), which are regionally based identification and development programs centered around NPLs.

“Blitz United is extremely excited to take part in the NPL,” Blitz United SC Director of Coaching Robbie Mitchell said. “We believe this opportunity will give our players more exposure to quality competition, and US Club Soccer has done a great job of aligning clubs with similar aspirations together.”









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