The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships saw 14 winners crowned Wednesday in the U13 through U19 age groups.
The winners will join the 40 National League qualifying teams and the champions from Region I (East), Region III (South), and Region IV (West) tournaments for the National Championships in Germantown, Md. from July 22-27.
The lone finalist representing Kentucky or Indiana was Lexington FC’s ’97 White boys’ team, which contested the the U-17 Boys championship against Chicago Fire. The Bluegrass outfit lost out by a single goal, scored in the 44th minute by Cobi Illian. Fire’s defense remained sturdy for the remainder of the match for the win.
Illinois and Michigan each provided five championship teams, Ohio North was represented by two winners, and Kansas and Missouri each had one champion.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations
2014 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Champions:
|U-13 Girls||Michigan Hawks 01 (MI)|
|U-13 Boys||WAZA FC 01 Juniors (MI)|
|U-14 Girls||Cleveland FC (OH-N)|
|U-14 Boys||Sporting KC Academy (KS)|
|U-15 Girls||Alliance Academy 99 Black (MI)|
|U-15 Boys||Michigan Wolves 99 (MI)|
|U-16 Girls||FC United Select (IL)|
|U-16 Boys||Chicago Magic Preacademy (IL)|
|U-17 Girls||NSA Jaguars (IL)|
|# KC Metro Dynamos (KS)|
|U-17 Boys||Chicago Fire Youth Soccer Club (IL)|
|U-18 Girls||Cleveland United White (OH-N)|
|#Gretna Prima 95/96 Green (NE)|
|U-18 Boys||Waza FC East 96 Jrs. (MI)|
|U-19 Girls||Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo (IL)|
|U-19 Boys||Raytown SC BGFC 94/95 (MO)|
# Advances to National Championships as Region II representative. U17 NSA Jaguars and U15 Cleveland United White to represent National League.