[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER]Georgia's Concorde Fire Elite and New Jersey's PDA Harkes will play Saturday for the McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. Champions will also be crowned Saturday in three other divisions at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.
For the first time, semifinals have been added in other age groups and will be played on Saturday.
Two group matches on Wednesday were rematches of past national finals.
VSA Heat Blue's U-19 girls scored three straight goals from Morgan Reuther, Meghan Cox and Quincy Slora for the 3-1 win over Legends FC in a rematch of the 2012 final. VSA Heat also has its U-17 girls in Saturday's semifinals.
In Under-16 boys play, Tanner Mees scored the lone goal to give Santa Barbara SC White a 1-0 victory over Dix Hills Elite. Santa Barbara edged the New York team in overtime in the 2013 final.
Santa Barbara FC White has two teams in Saturday's boys semifinals. Beach FC and Carlsbad Elite have two teams in the girls semifinals.
Saturday, June 26
Concorde Fire Elite vs. PDA Harkes
WAZA FC East Juniors vs. FC Golden State PDA
VSA Heat Blue vs. Team Chicago Academy
Michigan Hawks vs. Surf Academy
Lehigh Valley United vs. Santa Clara Sporting
West Coast FC vs. Santa Barbara FC White
FC Dallas Youth vs. CUP Gold
Manhattan SC PSG vs. Fullerton Rangers White
Santa Barbara SC White vs. OP Eagles Green
Baltimore Celtic vs. Dix Hills Elite
United FC Gold vs. Loudoun Red
Pateadores San Diego vs. Solar Chelsea Red
United FA vs. Scorpions SC
Real Colorado National vs. Arlington SA Eagles Red
Cleveland United White vs. Match Fit Beat
Beach FC Ingrassia vs. BRYC Elite
KC Metro Dynamos vs. VSA Heat Blue
DMCV Sharks Elite vs. Carlsbad Elite
FC United Select vs. Tampa Bay United
Beach FC Academy vs. Carlsbad Elite
Jacksonville FC vs. Eastside FC Red
YMS Premier Xplosion vs. Pride Predators
Legends FC vs. Cleveland FC
Tophat 18 Gold vs. NEFC Elite