Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Loaded Crew Juniors aim for first MLS title
by Paul Kennedy, July 24th, 2010 12:51AM

TAGS:  columbus crew, mls, youth boys


[NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS] Crew Juniors will look to become the first MLS team to win the McGuire Cup when they face the FC Delco Hammerheads in Saturday's final at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan.

“You can’t have a better stage,” said Brian Bliss, Columbus Crew youth technical director. "It’s the 75th anniversary of the McGuire Cup, you’ve got a great venue, you’ve got a primetime game on Fox Soccer Channel, you’re going to play in the evening when the weather is cooler.  So all the elements are there for a cracking game and I think you’re going to have two teams battling it out in an entertaining game."

The game will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel at 9 p.m. ET.

The Crew's roster is loaded with college stars such as goalie Justin Luthy (Boston College), Chad Barson, Zarek Valentin and Ben Speas (Akron), Anthony Arena, Andrew Lubahn and Nicholas Millington (Wake Forest) and Brian Rogers (Harvard).

Many of them aren't from the Ohio area but have come together for the summer.

Real Salt Lake affiliate RSL Florida will go for the under-16 boys title on Sunday when it faces Slammers FC. RSL Florida beat Slammers, 1-0, on Friday.

Among the other boys finalists is Eclipse Select, better known for its girls program. The Chicago area club, which has two girls finalists, will face Crossfire Premier Saturday in the under-14 boys final.

Minnesota prep school Shattuck St. Mary’s is returning to the under-18 boys final for the second time in three years. It advanced after a 4-0 win over TUSA Gold and will now face EastSide United Liverpool of Oregon.

Saturday, July 24
6 p.m., Field 4,  U-14 Boys Eclipse Select (IL) v Crossfire Premier (WA)
6:15 p.m., Field 6, U-15 Boys Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) vs. Albion White (CA-S)
8 p.m., Field 1, U-19 Boys FC Delco Hammerheads (PA-E) vs. Crew Juniors (OH-S)

Sunday, July 25

7:45 a.m., Field 2, U-18 Boys EastSide United Liverpool (OR) v Shattuck-St. Mary's (MN)
8 a.m., Field 3, U-17 Boys Alpharetta Ambush (GA) v St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO)
10:30 a.m., Field 2, U-16 Boys RSL Florida 93 (FL) v Slammers FC (CA-S)

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
USA to face Brazil, England and the Dutch at Nike Friendlies    
The 12th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group ...
Sargent and Acosta shine at U.S. U-15 festival     
During a 60-player gathering in Bradenton, Fla., of U-15 boys aiming to become part of the ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls gather in Florida     
The U.S. U-15 girls national team convenes for the fifth and final time of 2015 with ...
U.S. U-18 boys split with Canada     
The Javier Perez-coached U.S. U-18 boys national team beat its counterparts from Canada, 3-1, before losing ...
Sixty U-15 boys called into national team camp     
U.S. U-15 boys national team coach John Hackworth has gathered 60 players for a Nov. 1-8 ...
Ashley Sanchez, 16, scores four for U.S. U-20 women    
The U.S. U-20 women's national team beat Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, 4-1, and got all four ...
U.S. U-20 women beat Atletico Madrid    
The U.S. U-20 women's national team beat Atletico Madrid, 3-0, on second-half goals by Marley Canales, ...
Rankings: Top 25 Fall High School Girls    
New Jersey's Northern Highlands leads the USA TODAY/NSCAA Super 25 girls Fall High School Rankings.
Rankings: Top 25 Fall High School Boys     
Newark's St. Benedict's Prep sits a top of the USA TODAY/NSCAA Super 25 Fall High School ...
Roster: U.S. U-20 women to prep in Spain     
The U.S. U-20 women's national team, which is preparing for December's qualifying tournament for the 2016 ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives