With the opening weekend of the US Youth Soccer National League Boys season around the corner, we preview all of the North Texas Soccer teams competing in the competition.
FC Dallas 00 Che
Age Group: Under-17 Boys
After two straight US Youth Soccer Region III Championship quarterfinals appearances, FC Dallas 00 will look to qualify to its first US Youth Soccer National Championships. The two-time Chamber Classic Soccer Alliance Classic League champions and two-time defending US Youth Soccer North Texas State Cup champions have proven they can have success on the local level, but will need to prove itself on the national stage if it wants to win the National League White Division.
North Texas ODP: Dan Chandler, Ryan Forino, Derek Norsworthy, Andres Quevedo, Martin Reyes, Josh Stone, Brandon Torres, Ethan Unger
Region III ODP: Dan Chandler, Andres Quevedo, Ethan Unger
Sparta 00 JK (UT) finished second in the National League Red Division and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 National Championships. Three-year National League veteran LFSC Geerling (MO) used the same path to the 2015 National Championships, but were unable to advance out of the group stage. Seattle United Copa (WA) will make its National League debut, and will look to follow in the footsteps of the Under-19 team that has reached the National Championships in each of the last two years. Baltimore Bays 00 (MD) will hope to build its club legacy, which includes nine National Championships. HMMS Eagles FC 00 Titans (PA-E) narrowly missed out on a top-two finish in the 2015-16 season and will aim to find itself at the top of the division once the dust settles. TUSC 00 Red (TN) and Libertyville FC 1974 (IL) are new to the scene, and will try to make their presence known immediately.