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FC Penn Strikers and Toro Bravo clinch titles
January 3rd, 2012 5:33PM

TAGS:  u.s. youth soccer, youth girls


[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] FC Pennsylvania Strikers and Toro Bravo of Nebraska won the U-18 divisions in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League, which wrapped up at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., and will return to the 2012 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. Several other teams are in the driver's seat heading into the final weekend of play in the U-16 to U-18 age groups March 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Michigan FC wrapped up the National League season with a 4-1-2 record and sit in first place in the U-17 Red division standings. Two teams still have a chance to displace Michigan FC: Legends Breakaway (CA-S) needs seven points and CUP Crew Juniors Gold (OH-S) needs all nine from their three games in Las Vegas to take over the top spot.

VSA Heat Blue capped an undefeated season, going 4-0-3, to lead the U-17 Blue division with a five-point lead over Blast FC (OH-S) and seven points over Legends FC (CA-S), which both have three games in hand.
KCFC Futura Academy finished a strong season with a 2-0 win over PWSI Courage Gold to sit in the top spot in its U-16 division, eight points ahead of Internationals Red, which will need to sweep all three games in Las Vegas.

Under-18 Age Group
Final Standings:
PTS Red Division
13 Toro Bravo
10 Empire USA-Syracuse
8 NSA Premier Fury
8 La Roca PT
3  CSUFC Lady Renegades
0 NASA 12 Elite II
PTS Blue Division
13 FC Penn Strikers
10 Brentwood Premier
9 United FA Elite
7 Kolping St. Louis Schmitt
2 CFJ Red-11
1 KC United Metros
Leading Scorers
6 Chesney White, Brentwood Premier
5 Kelsey Nix, NASA Premier Fury
4 Lindsey Mayo, Brentwood Premier
4 Daija Griffin, FC Penn Strikers

Under-17 Age Group
PTS Red Division
14 *Michigan FC
12 *Eclipse Select
12 *Herndon Firecats
7 Legends Breakaway
6 CUP Crew Jrs. Gold
4 Empire USA Academy
4 *Brandon FC Flames - Blue
0 Players SC
PTS Blue Division
12 *VSA Heat Blue
12 *JB Marine Wipke
10 Blast FC
9 *Chicago Fire Juniors Red 11
8 Legends FC
4 Internationals SC
3 Albion White
1 *NASA 13 Elite II
Leading Scorers
6 Hannah Leinert, JB Marine Wipke
4 Taylor Decaire, Blast FC
4 Abigayle Gearing, Eclipse Select
4 Emily Castellano, Legends Breakaway
4 Vija Veinbergs, Michigan FC

Under-17 Age Group
PTS Blue Division
12 *Grand Rapids Crew Jrs. Gold
9 Legends
8 Match Fit Chelsea Beat
7 *St. Louis Scott Gallagher Premier Navy
5 Cleveland United White
5 *NASA Elite
2 *BRYC Elite
0 Beach FC White
PTS Red Division
18 *KCFC/Futura Acad.
10 Internationals Red
8 *AHFC 8
7 Eastside FC Red
6 *PWSI Courage Gold
5 West Coast FC United
5 *WFP Arsenal Elite
1 Zionsville Select
Leading Scorers
8 Savannah Trujillo, KCFC/Futura Acad.
4 Emily Ogle, Internationals Red
4 Amanda Ball, Legends

Under-15 Age Group
PTS Blue Division
12 Kings Soccer Acad.
12 Match Fit Chelsea Colch.
10 *VSA Heat Blue
10 *NSA Jaguars
7 *Sunrise-Weston Sting
5 Farmingdale United
0 Cleveland FC
PTS Red Division
12 *Eclipse Select
10 Legends FC
9 *JB Marine Wipke
8 *PWSI Courage Red
7 PSC Baltimore
7 Internationals Red
6 *NASA Elite
2 Javanon Black
Leading Scorers
5 Bethany Coons, JB Marine Wipke
4 Lauren Nemeroff, Kings Soccer Acad.
4 Kristin Schnurr, VSA Heat Blue

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