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August 04, 2016

Twenty-nine Southern California teams will be proudly representing Cal South at the 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League that will begin later this year. The 29 teams are among the 256 teams that will be participating this upcoming season. Cal South stands with the most teams than any other state association.

The 10th season of the National League will kick off with the girls playing their first Fall Showcase Dec. 1-4, while the boys will play Dec. 8-11, both in Wilson, N.C. Half of the 256 teams will participate in one of the two other soccer events being held in Orlando, Fla., alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase. And just like last year, the final weekend of play of the season will be in Las Vegas, March 10-12 for the boys and March 17-19 for the girls. US Youth Soccer is set to announce the full schedule in the coming weeks.

The top two teams from the U-15 and U-19 division, as well as the division winners in the U-16 through U-18 age groups will automatically qualify to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships that will once again be held in Frisco, Texas from July 25-30.

Last year, Cal South also had 29 teams participating in the National League, with nine Southern California teams earning their berth in this year’s US Youth Soccer National Championships. SLA Nomads, Fullerton Rangers, Santa Barbara SC and FC Golden State represented the Boys side, and Carlsbad Elite 97/98, Legends FC 98, Beach FC 98 Academy, Carlsbad Elite 99 and Albion SC White represented the Girls side.

Of those teams, Santa Barbara SC and Carlsbad Elite 99 finished as National Champions in their respective categories, while FC Golden State, Beach FC and Carlsbad Elite 97/98 finished as Finalists in their age group.

Teams interested in participating may do so applying for a slot, but must have participated in a US Youth Soccer recognized Regional League during the 2015-2016 seasonal year. Returning National League top eight teams from the previous season, as well as Regional League Champions automatically qualify to the National League.

Boys Under-15
Boca Juniors OC 02 White (BU15)

Boys Under-16
Legends FC 01 (BU16)
FC Golden State 01 Black (BU16)
LA Premier FC LAFA (BU16)

Boys Under-17
West Coast 00 Armour (BU17)
Fullerton Rangers 00 White (BU17)
LA Galaxy San Diego 00 Elite (BU17)

Boys Under-18
Fullerton Rangers White 99 (BU18)
LA Galaxy San Diego 99 Elite (BU18)
Strikers FC North 99/00 (BU18)
LA Premier FC LAFA (BU18)

Boys Under-19
Albion SC 98 Academy Schmid (BU19/20)

Girls Under-15
Arsenal FC Academy 02 Brown (GU15)
Legends FC 02 Academy (GU15)
Fullerton Rangers 02 White (GU15)

Girls Under-16
Legends FC 01 Academy (GU16)
Fullerton Rangers 01 White (GU16)
Legends FC 01 (GU16)

Girls Under-17
Legends FC 00 Academy (GU17)
Rebels SC Elite 00 (GU17)
Beach FC Academy 00 Joyner (GU17)

Girls Under-18
LA Galaxy San Diego Elite 99 (GU18)
Albion SC Academy 99 Romero (GU18)
Legends FC 99 Academy (GU18)
DMCV Sharks 99 Elite (GU18)
LA Galaxy South Bay Elite 99/00 (GU18)

Girls Under-19
Beach FC Academy 98 (GU19/20)
Legends FC 98 Academy (GU19/20)
Arsenal FC-S Bowers (GU19/20)