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Grande Sports TeamRank: Boys update

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: May 19, 2017

The Grande Sports TeamRank Top 25, the comprehensive ranking system for elite club soccer teams nationwide, continues May updates this week with the U13, U14, and U15 boys club soccer teams. We will update our National Top 25 for each age group at least once per month.

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State Cup Results 

The season is coming to a close, which means state tournaments are in the focus for this month’s update to the Grande Sports Academy TeamRank Top 25. In the U15 age group, the results from the state competitions takes the spotlight with the winners jumping up the rankings while the losers fall out of the Top 25. 

Solar Chelsea SC moved up the rankings this month after winning the Texas State Cup. Solar Chelsea SC is the only team from Texas in the rankings this month, and looks to be a formidable threat for the National Championship this summer. 

Santa Clara Sporting (Cal North), OP (Ohio), Soccer Association of Columbia (Maryland), and Pacific Northwest (Washington) all moved up the rankings this month due to results at the various state cups. 

It’s Shaking

The San Jose Earthquakes make the big move in the U14 age group of the Grande Sports Academy TeamRank Top 25 this month. San Jose moves up from No. 13 to No. 6. The Earthquakes are 6-0-1 since the last update and playing their best soccer of the season. 

FC Dallas and LA Galaxy remain No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in this age group for the May update. Michigan club Vardar is the new team in the top three. Vardar is 3-0 since the last update and has not conceded a goal in the past month. 

Still Golden

FC Golden State moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 in the Grande Sports Academy TeamRank Top 25 for the U13 boys club soccer teams ranking. FC Golden State is 5-0 since the last update and looking to take over the top spot from local rival LA Galaxy. Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo also made moves up the rankings in this update. 

New York Cosmos is the new team to the list for the May edition. Cosmos defeated New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union since the last update. 

 

Grande Sports TeamRank is the comprehensive team-ranking system devised by TopDrawerSoccer.com to provide an objective and common-sense approach to determining which elite youth soccer teams are the best in the nation.

The rankings, updated monthly, are primarily results-based, with a nod toward the league and championship competitions that emulate how excellence is determined in leading soccer nations around the world.

Tournaments are also included but at a reduced value due to the many mitigating factors involving such events, including attrition and guest players.

A final layer of executive evaluation is provided to account for variables that often impact results, thus ensuring that the monthly lists are not subjective, but are not purely mechanical.

 
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