Germantown Lady Legends 08 Black has officially punched its ticket to the US Youth Soccer 15U Girls National Championship after defeating FC Somers Lady Hammers (NYE) by a tally of 1-0 on Saturday. The Lady Legends will now meet Galaxy SC 2008 CvC (IL) in the championship game on Sunday morning, which is scheduled for a 10:00 AM kickoff at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Prior to facing Germantown Lady Legends 08 Black, Galaxy SC 2008 CvC had been perfect at the USYS National Championships, winning all three of their group matches by an overall goal differential of 7-1. The Lady Legends also won their group, but the Tennessee side had to overcome some adversity along the way. After falling by a slim margin of 1-0 to STA-MUSC 2008G NL EDP in their opening game on Tuesday, the Lady Legends rebounded with a 1-0 win over Keystone FC Premier 08G (EPA) and a 2-0 victory against MS Rush United 08G Premier (MS).
Also playing in the semifinal round of the USYS National Championships on Saturday was Pateadores 2008 Blue (15U Boys), who recorded a pair of goals but suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to SC Wave Cadence 08 (WI). Pateadores 2008 Blue arrived at the semifinals following an unbeaten run to win their group in the opening round of play. After an impressive 4-1 victory over Players SC 08 Elite Boys on Tuesday, Pateadores 2008 Blue played Brentwood SC (LIJSL) 2008 Premier Man City NL to a scoreless draw before topping KC Legends Billy Goat FC 08, 1-0.
Also representing Tennessee in group play at the USYS National Championships were 2007 Lady Lobos Rush E64 (16U Girls), 2004/05 Lady Lobos Rush E64 (19U Girls), NUSA 06G Maroon (17U Girls) and Chattanooga Red Wolves 06G (17U Girls).
The USYS National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing winners from each state the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.