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U.S. Youth Nat'l League resumes Dec. 31

Published: December 21, 2010
The 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer National League on the girl’s side will resume next week after taking a break from play earlier this month.

Teams from U15 to the U17 age groups will reconvene at the ESPN Sports Complex from December 31 to January 2 in Orlando, Florida, to play their last games of the league play.

There are five groups on the girl’s side with eight teams in each group. One is for the U15 age group, while there are two separate groups for the U16 and U17 age groups each.

girls youth club soccer playersU17 McLean Strikers vs. Empire United
After four games played and three remaining, here is a breakdown on how the standing looks going into the end of the month.

U15 Girls
SAC United Premier (3-0-1)
AFC Elite (3-1-0)
Match Fit Chelsea Beat (2-0-2)
Internationals (2-2-0)
So Cal Blues-Pearson (2-2-0)
Grand Rapids Crew Juniors Gold (1-2-1)
BRYC Elite (1-3-0)
Arsenal Elite (0-4-0)

In first place, only one point ahead of second, Maryland club SAC United is in the driver’s seat to win its age group. The team’s  remaining three games are against the three bottom teams on the table, Grand Rapids Crew Juniors Gold, Arsenal Elite, and Braddock Road YC Elite.

SAC United’s offense surely carries depth. Imani Dorsey is tied for top-goal scorer with three goals, while Casey Martinez and Danielle Hogarth both have two.

U16 Girls Blue
Brandon FC Flames- Blue (3-0-1)
Dallas Texans Red (3-0-1)
So Cal Blues Draluck (2-0-2)
Eclipse Select (2-1-1)
CYA Firecats (2-2-0)
Albion SC (1-3-0)
Cleveland FC (0-3-1)
Patriots FC (0-4-0)

Florida-based Brandon FC Flames and Dallas Texans will be battling to win the league going into the weekend tied with 10 points apiece.

Offensively, Brandon FC has a bit of an advantage with three players in the top scorers’ chart. Taylor Decaire, Shea Roney, and Taylor Meek have been on fire combining with 8 goals in four games.

On the other hand, Dallas Texans have an advantage in the defense only allowing one goal coming into Florida.

Both these teams will face each other for their last game and it will be interesting if both teams go into it undefeated.

U16 Girls Red

Hurricane FC Shubert (3-0-0)
Legends Breakaway (3-0-0)
JB Marine Wipke (3-1-0)
Sockers FC Chicago (1-2-1)
Blast FC (1-2-1)
VSA Heat Blue (1-2-0)
GSA Phoenix Red (1-3-0)
Penn Fusion (0-3-0)

A three-way race between Hurricane FC Shubert, Legends Breakaway, and JB Marine Wipke, will make this table race interesting. Hurricane FC and Legends both have a one-game advantage over JB Marine Wipke.

Since one team has to remain standing at the top, the advantage has to go to Hurricane FC over Legends Breakaway. With four players with multiple goals, Kristen Killion, Elizabeth Keeser, Madison Saliba, and Claire Kelley, they have torn through opponents scoring 10 of Hurricane FC’s 12 goals so far.   

U17 Girls Blue
St. Louis Scott Gallagher (3-1-0)
Buffalo Soccer Academy Invaders (2-1-1)
Toro Bravo (2-1-1)
NASA 12 Elite I (2-1-1)
La Roca PT (2-2-0)
Brentwood Girl Premier (1-3-0)
So Cal Blues Pearson (1-3-0)

This table is wide open here. Even though St. Louis leads the pack with 9 points, Buffalo Soccer Academy, Toro Bravo, and NASA Elite are chasing with 7 points each.

Buffalo’s Catherine Williams leads the table with three goals and she’s tied with St. Louis’s Nicole Breece.

St. Louis will take on Toro Bravo in the last day of league play. Toro Bravo will carry more pressure because if they slip on its way to that game, it’ll have no chance to gain the first place slot.

U17 Girls Red
Dallas Texans Red (4-0-0)
NSA Premier Fury (3-0-1)
McLean MPS Strikers (1-1-2)
Empire United SA-Syracuse (1-1-2)
San Diego Surf Premier (1-2-1)
United FA Elite (1-2-1)
Legends FC (1-2-1)
Internationals (0-4-0)

Coming with a perfect record, Dallas Texans sit atop of the leader of the table. The duo of Kelsey Shimmick and Mary Alissa Lonsberry have helped Dallas sit ahead of second-place NSA Premier Fury by two points.

The Illinois-based club has yet to face Dallas, so it still has a chance to leapfrog the team to first place if they keep composure in this latter stretch of the season.
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