Huntsville Teams Advance To 2012 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships

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By winning the recent US Youth Soccer Alabama State Championships, four Huntsville, Ala., area soccer teams have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, presented by the National Guard.




U17 Boys

HFC 95 Blue


U14 Girls

HFC 98 Blue


U16 Girls

HFC 96 Blue



The teams will be among the more than 200 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 18-24 at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at MeSA Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C.  Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on

The Region III Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups beginning Thursday, June 14, with opening ceremonies, at Fluor Field. Round robin games are Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. Quarterfinal matches are Monday, June 18 for the U15 – U16 age groups and June 19 for the U17 and U18 age groups. Semifinals are Tuesday, June 19 for U13 and U19 and Wednesday, June 20 for U14 – U18. The Region III Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 20 for U13 and U19 and Thursday, June 21 for U14 – U18, at MeSA Soccer Complex.

US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and select runners-up from 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region III, including host South Carolina Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Texas and Tennessee.

Regional winners of the U-14 through U-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 24-29, at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C.

One of the 12 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.

The dates and locations for the 2012 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships are:

US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Lancaster, Pa.
Classics Park Soccer Complex, Hempfield High School, Elizabethtown College

Opening Ceremony: June 28 | Clipper Stadium, Lancaster, Pa.

Round Robin: June 29-July 1

Semis: July 2
Finals: July 3

Teams: 260
Age Group: U12 – U19

US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships | Saginaw, Mi.
Saginaw Township Soccer Complex
Registration: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Semis: June 26
Finals: June 27

Teams: 212
Age Group: U13 – U19

US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships | Greenville, S.C.
Opening Ceremony:  June 14
MeSA Soccer Complex
Round Robin: June 15-17
Quarters: June 18 U14, U15, U16
Semis/Quarters: June 19 Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18
Finals/Semis: June 20 Finals U13 & U19 / Semifinals U14-U18

Finals: June 21 Finals U14-U18

Teams: 200

Age Group: U13 – U19

US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships | Phoenix, Ariz.
Reach 11 Sports Complex
Round Robin: June 18-20
Quarters: June 22
Semis: June 23
Finals: June 24

Teams: 248

Age Group: U12 – U19

US Youth National Soccer Championships | Rock Hill, S.C.
Manchester Meadows
Player Luncheon: July 24
Round Robin: July 25-27
Finals: July 28-29

Total Number of Teams: 60

Age Group: U14 – 19 

Courtesy US Youth Soccer Communications Media Relations

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