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32 OUT OF 35 CAL SOUTH TEAMS REACH THE QUARTERFINALS AT 2009 FAR WEST REGIONALS

junio 18, 2009

QUARTERFINAL MATCHES GET UNDERWAY ON FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH
LIVE SCORING UPDATES ON REGIONIV.COM


June 18, 2009 (Lancaster, CA) - After three very competitive days of preliminary matches, 32 out of the 35 teams Cal South entered in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships have moved successfully into the event's quarterfinals round on Friday, June 19th. In all, Cal South's team count is split evenly between boys' and girls' teams with 16 apiece, and Cal South has at least one team in each of the 16 age and gender brackets in the event, which is comprised of teams from U12 to U19. Preliminary action began on Monday, June 15 and carried on through Wednesday, with the top eight teams in each bracket after the three preliminary matches moving into the quarterfinals round. The US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships take place from June 15-21 at the Lancaster National Soccer Center in Lancaster, CA.

In several quarterfinals matches, Cal South teams will face off against each other. The BU14 bracket sees National Cup champ West Coast FC meeting Arsenal FC, and Arsenal's BU15 squad will meet up against another National Cup champ in the Aztecs FC in the quarters. The BU16 brackets sees both of Cal South's Far West Regional League entries meeting each other: Real So Cal White versus, yet again, Arsenal FC. On the girls' side, the GU15 bracket has another Far West Regional League matchup as Slammers FC meets So Cal Blues. Overall, Cal South still has at least three teams vying for a title in six different brackets: BU14, BU16, BU17, GU14, GU16 and GU18.

In order to provide what is considered the ultimate in "member benefits" to its leagues and clubs, Cal South continued its tradition of donating funds to its teams going to the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships to ease the burden of traveling expenses. This year, Cal South provided $87,500 to its 35 teams - $2500 per team - taking part in the 2009 Far West Regionals, being hosted this year in Lancaster, CA from June 15-21, 2009. Another $70,000 - $5,000 per team - was donated to Cal South's ten U13-U17 State Cup champions and four wild card teams taking part in the inaugural Region IV US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, which took place last weekend in Tri-Cities, WA from June 11-14, 2009, where Cal South teams captured 8 out of 10 titles.

Live scoring updates through the weekend for the Far West Regionals can be found at RegionIV.com.