There are few talent showcases anywhere in the country on par with US Youth Soccer’s annual National Championships.
Of course, the immediate point of the tournament is to crown champions in seven age groups on both the boys and girls sides, but as a scouting tool it’s invaluable. A collection of some of the nation’s top players converge in one spot every year, and the performances are inevitably indelible. And that was certainly the case yet again on the girls side. Since the ECNL has not prohibited play in outside leagues, some of the nation’s best players frequently find their way to this competition.
That, once again, was the case in 2017. What follows is TopDrawerSoccer.com’s girls Best XI from US Youth Soccer National Championships in July. It was quite a tournament, and this collection of players made sure to leave a lasting impression.