Tulsa & Broken Arrow teams advance to 2010 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships

FRISCO, Texas (June 2, 2010) –By winning the recent US Youth Soccer Oklahoma State Championships, five area soccer teams have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships.

U15 Girls

Hurricane FC 95 Rhen

U17 Girls

Hurricane FC 93 Shubert

U14 Boys

Tulsa TSC 96 Red

U16 Boys

TSC 94 Black

U17 Boys

TSC 93 Red

The teams will be among the more than 184 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 17-23 at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at BREC Burbank Soccer Complex.  Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available onhttp://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionIII.

The Region III Championships feature top teams in the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups beginning Thursday, June 17, with opening ceremonies, the venue will be announced soon. Round robin games are Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20. Quarterfinal matches are Monday, June 21, and semifinals are Tuesday, June 22. The Region III Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 24, at BREC Burbank Soccer Complex.

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

Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships July 20-25, at Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

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 Under-19 Boys National Champion will hoist the McGuire Cup on the 75th anniversary of the storied cup. Also, the Under-19 Girls Ross Stewart Cup is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010.

Following individual US Youth Soccer State Championship tournaments, the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships are the second leg of the country’s premier national youth soccer tournament, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The dates and locations for the 2010 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships are: 

US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships | Village of Barboursville, W.Va. 
Opening Ceremony: July 1 | Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Barboursville City Park Soccer Complex, YMCA Kennedy Center and Scott Orthopedics Soccer Complex 
Round Robin: July 2-4
Semis: July 5 
Finals: July 6

US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships | Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio
Ankeney Park
Round Robin: June 26-28
Semis: June 29 
Finals: June 30

US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships | Baton Rouge, La.
BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony:  June 17 | Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the campus of LSU
Round Robin: June 18-20
Quarters: June 21
Semis: June 22
Finals: June 23

US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships | Albuquerque, N.M. 
Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex (Bernalillo, N.M.)
Round Robin: June 21-23
Quarters: June 25
Semis: June 26
Finals: June 27

US Youth Soccer National Championships | Overland Park, Kan.
Overland Park Soccer Complex 
Player Luncheon: July 20 | Overland Park Convention Center
Round Robin: July 21-23
Finals: July 24-25

For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org, the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates on Twitter (@usysncs).

Updated 06-02-2010

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