[NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS] The Baltimore Bays Chelsea won the under-15 boys title for the third year in a row, EastSide United FC captured Oregon's first national title and girls powers Eclipse Select and Slammers FC earned boys titles, highlighting the boys finals at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kan.
EastSide United FC 91 Liverpool Red (OR) 1, Shattuck-St. Mary’s (MN) 0
U.S. under-17 forward Mikhail Doholis scored in the 30th minute to claim the first national championship for Oregon.
EastSide's squad included midfielders Steven Evans and Ricardo Carrillo, who contributed in the Portland Timbers U-23s' perfect 16-0-0 regular-season in PDL play.
Golden Ball: Steven Evans, EastSide United FC Liverpool (OR)
Golden Glove: Ryan Harding, EastSide United FC Liverpool (OR)
Alpharetta Ambush Red (GA) 4, St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO) 1
Ambush’s Karl Chester, who has committed to UAB, scored the first two goals to give him a tournament-high seven goals.
Scott Stiffler brought St. Louis within one, but Cory Plasker and Joshua Boone secured Ambush’s championship title with late goals.
Golden Ball: Karl Chester, Alpharetta Ambush Red (GA)
Golden Glove: Kevin Quintana, Alpharetta Ambush Red (GA)
Slammers FC (CA-S) 1, RSL Florida 93 (FL) 0
Early in the second half, midfielder Kyle Chin broke through to put the Slammers on the board and give them their first boys title. They have won three girls titles (2002, 2003 and 2005).
Golden Ball: Mason Case, Slammers FC (CA-S)
Golden Glove: Daniel Boyer, Slammers FC (CA-S)
Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD) 2, Albion White (CA-S) 1 OT
The Bays beat Albion for the first time in three meetings. Albion won, 1-0, in National League play and again, 2-0, in group play match Friday.
But the Bays, who have claimed at least one national title since 2005, won the under-15 boys title for the third year in a row.
The took only four minutes for the Bays to take the lead on Romilio Hernandez's goal. Albion leveled the match in the 13th off a Shane Mahvi strike. Christian Porras hit what would be the game winner in overtime.
Golden Ball: Oscar Ortega, Albion White (CA-S)
Golden Glove: Matt Sanchez, Baltimore Bays Chelsea (MD)
Eclipse Select (IL) 2, Crossfire Premier (WA) 1
Eclipse Select of Illinois went into the weekend with five national championships, all on the girls side. It won its first boys title Saturday in stoppage time when Michael Catalano hit the game winner.
Five minutes in, Brian Werchek gave Eclipse the 1-0 advantage. Werchek’s goal looked like it would hold until Henry Wingo added his third goal on the week in the 60th minute.
Golden Ball: Lloyd Chatfield, Eclipse (IL)
Golden Glove: James Barkei, Eclipse (IL)