The Baltimore Casa Mia Bays won the U.S. Youth Soccer National League under-15 boys championship when the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors' 0-0 tie with Waza FC Black left the Crew two points shy of catching the Bays on the final weekend of play at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Mich.
The Bays and Crew both advance to the 2009 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships July 21-26, in Lancaster, Mass., and earn the right to return to the National League for the 2009-2010 season. Solar Red and Waza also earn slots in the following season of National League play.
The 2008-09 National League season will conclude with two under-17 boys makeup games that were postponed in Atlanta due to weather. The two contests will determine the champion and runner-up. The date for the make up games will be announced soon.
(For highlights of the National League, watch the U.S. Youth Soccer Show, returning to Fox Soccer Channel in April, and look for podcasts atusyouthsoccer.org/podcasts.)
US Youth Soccer National League Champions
Under-17 Boys -TBD
Under-16 Boys -1. Dallas Texans Red, 2. GSA Phoenix Red.
Top scorers:Ado Junuzovic (GSA Phoenix Red) 6 goals; Aaron White (CASL) 5.
Under-15 Boys -1. Baltimore Casa Mia Bays, 2. Grand Rapids Crew Juniors.
Top scorers:Michael Gamble (Baltimore Casa Mia Bays) 9 goals; Jason Stacy (Grand Rapids Crew Juniors) 8; Chandler Crosswait (Solar Red), Eddie Puskarich (TFC) 5.
Under-17 Girls -1. Dallas Texans Red, 2. Eclipse Select.
Top scorers:Alex Reed (McLean MPS Dragons) 4.
Under-16 Girls - 1. Dallas Texans Red-Dallas, 2. So Cal Blues
Top scorers:Emily Dillon (Slammers), Kelley Monogue (Dallas Texans Red), Kate Schwindel (Montclair United Thunderbolts) 5 goals.
Under-15 Girls -1. San Diego Surf White, 2. FC Pennsylvania Strikers.
Top scorers:Brittany Ratcliffe (FC Pennsylvania Strikers) 4 goals; Dana Rosney (FC Pennsylvania Strikers) Haley Washburn (San Diego Surf White) 3.
(First- and second-place teams advance to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.)