Olathe, KS (Friday August 9, 2019) – US Youth Soccer announced all the teams that have earned their place for the 2019-2020 season of the US Youth Soccer National League, the national tier of play for its Leagues Program. The National League, entering its 13th season, is home to US Youth Soccer’s top 14U through 19U Boys & Girls teams, with each side having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs.
National League competition will be held for the 14U (2006), 15U (2005), 16U (2004), 17U (2003), 18U (2002) and 19U (2001) Boys and Girls age groups. The 2019-20 season features up to 32 teams per gender in the 14U through 18U age groups and up to 16 teams per gender in the 19U age group.
The winner of each of the four divisions in the 14U through 18U age groups, as well as the top two finishers in each of the two divisions in the 19U age group, will earn an automatic berth to the 2020 US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition — to be held July 20-26, 2020 in Overland Park, Kansas. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions for a total of eight qualifiers per age group at the National Championships in the 14U through 19U divisions. Most recently in 2019 in Overland Park, Kansas., National League teams won all 12 possible National Championships in those age groups.
The 2019-20 National League field features 78 of 88 teams that qualified for the 2019 National Championships in the 13U through 18U age groups, including 21 of the 24 finalists and 11 of 12 champions.
As is the case with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the National League creates another significant opportunity for the nation's collegiate, professional and national team staffs to see players in an environment of meaningful play.
The National League’s alumni have gone on to prove themselves at the collegiate and professional levels, with former players competing in NCAA Division I, II and III, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, the UEFA Champions League, the Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Most recently, National League alumnae Rose Lavelle, Samantha Mewis, Morgan Brian and Emily Sonnett helped the United States win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Kansas Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that we have three teams selected into the National League this year and will represent Kansas with pride. So congrats to the following teams.
Under 16 Girls Division: Kansas City Scott Gallagher Academy 04
Head Coach: Dan Brown
Under 14 Boys Division: SDB Academy Galacticos
Head Coach: Steven Barney
Under 17 Boys Division: Kansas City Scott Gallagher Academy 03
Head Coach: Kris Plumhoff
Each team will compete in a seven-game season while playing at two events. Click here for more info on play dates and event locations.
Nov. 24-27, 2019 – Boca Raton, Fla. (All 14U)
Dec. 5-8, 2019 – Wilson, N.C. and Goldsboro, N.C. (All 15U-19U)
Jan. 10-12, 2020 – Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Half 15U-19U)
March 20-22, 2020 – Las Vegas, Nev. (All 14U, Half 15U-19U)
Dec. 11-14, 2019 – Panama City Beach, Fla. (All 17U-19U)
Dec. 12-15, 2019 – Panama City Beach, Fla. (All 15U-16U)
Dec. 27-30, 2019 – Tampa, Fla. (All 14U)
Dec. 28-30, 2019 – Tampa, Fla. (Half 15U-19U)
March 13-15, 2020 – Las Vegas, Nev. (All 14U, Half 15U-19U)
The complete 2019-20 National League schedule will be announced in the fall.
Congrats again to these Kansas teams and best of luck this soccer season!
US Youth Soccer Article: Click Here
Full List of National League 2019-2020 Teams: Click Here
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