1st FINALS MATCHES BEGIN AT 7:00 AM, SUNDAY, JUNE 21
LIVE SCORING UPDATES ON REGIONIV.COM
June 20, 2009 (Lancaster, CA) -- While one Cal South team missed out on making history at the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals, fifteen other Cal South teams get to continue theirs by winning their semi-final matches this morning, allowing them to each compete for a Far West Regional championship trophy on Sunday, June 21 on the fields of the Lancaster National Soccer Center.
Cal South has fifteen teams playing in fourteen of the sixteen finals matches, including a match-up between two of its own teams in the Boys Under-17 final. The United FC and CZ Elite squads met each other in the preliminary rounds, playing to a 3-3 draw. Cal South teams face off against teams from Cal North in seven of the finals matches, while three clubs are still in the running for multiple titles: So Cal Blues (4), West Coast FC (3) and Arsenal FC (3).
The GU19 Eagles SC, who won four Cal South National Cup titles over the past six years, were looking to close out their youth careers with a final trip to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, where they previously won a pair of titles, as U14s in 2004 and as U17s in 2007. Unfortunately, they missed their chance in a tight, 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rush Nike early Saturday morning. Teams that succeed in the Far West Regionals as champions in the U14-U19 brackets will move on to the U.S.
Youth Soccer National Championships from July 20-26 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Live scoring updates through the weekend for the Far West Regionals can be found at RegionIV.com.
CAL SOUTH FINAL MATCHES ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
BU12 Redwood Juventus CRS Elite (CN) vs. Legends FC (CS)
GU15 Sereno '94 White (AZ) vs. So Cal Blues (CS)
BU17 United FC (CS) vs. CZ Elite (CS)
GU13 Mustang Fury (CN) vs. West Coast FC (CS)
BU14 West Coast FC (CS) vs. SC del Sol '9 White (AZ)
GU18 Pleasanton Rage (CN) vs. So Cal Blues (CS)
BU16 Arsenal FC (CS) vs. Elite FC Gladiators (NM)
BU15 Sereno '94 White (AZ) vs. Arsenal FC (CS)
GU12 Arsenal FC (CS) vs. Mustang Mavericks (CN)
BU13 Santa Clara Sporting (CN) vs. West Coast FC (CS)
GU17 Crossfire Premier (WA) vs. Real So Cal Blue (CS)
GU14 So Cal Blues (CS) vs. Mustang Blast (CN)
BU19 DMS 11 (CS) vs. Colorado Rush Nike (CO)
GU16 So Cal Blues (CS) vs. De Anza Force Blue (CN)