U17 & &16 Boys Advance to USYS Region III Championship

Schedules Announced for 2012 US Youth Soccer
Region III Championships

Opening Ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at Fluor Field
Games scheduled for MeSA and Wenwood Soccer Complexes

Complete Schedule

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FRISCO, Texas (June 7, 2012)– US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the schedule for the 2012 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships to be played June 15-21 at MeSA Soccer Complex and Wenwood Soccer Complex in Greenville, S.C.

The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, which will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, begin 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 U-14 through U-16 and June 19 for U-17 through U-18. Semifinals are Tuesday, June 19 for U-13 and U-19 and June 20 for U-14 through U-18. The US Youth Soccer Region III Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 20 for U-13 and U-19 and June 21 for U-14 through U-18.

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

Teams competing in the Regional Championships advanced through the first step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advance to the one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where nearly a thousand teams compete.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The event provides more than 185,000 players from US Youth Soccer’s 55 state associations, the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The Series is known as the ultimate destination for the country’s collegiate soccer coaches and the future of soccer.

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