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National League Preview: 16U Boys

U16B NL Preview Solar Odyssey

The 2017-18 US Youth Soccer National League season, which features 14U-18U teams, began Nov. 30 with the opening weekend for the girls, while the boys begin Dec. 7. All games will take place in Wilson, N.C., and Rocky Mount, N.C.

The National League is designed to reward teams for developing elite talent and earning success in US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and Regional Championships, as the top finishing teams in these competitions directly qualify for the National League. Once in the National League, the top teams from each age group division qualify to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, and also secure a spot to return to National League play the following season.

Odyssey 02 (TX-N)

Odyssey 02 will make its debut in the National League courtesy of a second-place finish in the 2016 US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League (SRPL) West. Odyssey was unable to repeat its SRPL success this season, but the 2017 North Texas State Cup semifinalists, who feature a host of players with North Texas and South Region Olympic Development Program (ODP) experience, will hope to make a statement in its first National League season.

2016-17 Season Results

2016 SRPL West: Second (8-1-2)

2017 North Texas State Cup: Semifinals

2017 Southern Regional Championships: Group (1-2)

Player Accolades

North Texas ODP: Cole Hudson, John Lisenbee, Luke Major, Michael Myers, Kyle Nimon, Josue Rodriguez, Hagan Sanchez and Sawyer Young

Region III ODP: Cole Hudson, Luke Major, Josue Rodriguez, Hagan Sanchez and Sawyer Young


Dec. 7 | Odyssey 02 (TX-N) vs Washinton Premier (WA)

Dec. 8 | Tuzos Academy 02 (AZ) vs Odyssey 02 (TX-N)

Dec. 9 | Odyssey 02 (TX-N) vs MI Jaguars 02 (MI) Watch Live

Dec. 10 | FC United 2002 (IL) vs Odyssey 02 (TX-N)  

16U Odyssey 02

Solar Red 02 Stricker (TX-N)

After claiming its first Southern Regional Championship and National Championship earlier this year, four-time North Texas State Cup champions Solar Red 02 Stricker will look to win its first National League title after finishing in second last season. Solar returns 2016 National Championships Golden Glove and Golden Ball winners Christopher Edwards and Riley O’Donnell and National Championships Best XI players Richard Garcia and Haden Biering, in addition to the bulk of their roster that won the National Championships in July.

2016-17 Season Results

2016 SRPL West: Champions (9-0-2)

2016-17 National League Blue: Second (4-2-1)

2017 North Texas State Cup: Champions

2017 Southern Regional Championships: Champions

2017 National Championships: Champions

Player Accolades

2017 National Championships Golden Glove: Christopher Edwards

2017 National Championships Golden Ball: Riley O’Donnell

2017 National Championships Best XI: Haden Biering, Christopher Edwards, Richard Garcia and Riley O’Donnell

North Texas ODP: Harvey Castro, Christopher Edwards, Norberto Flores III, Richard Garcia, Grant McCarty, Mason Monroe, Riley O’Donnell, Ethan Orozco, Nicholas Rhinehart, Johnathan Sauceda and Skyler Stricker

Region ODP: Mason Monroe, Ethan Orozco and Johnathan Sauceda


Dec. 7 | Solar Red 02 Stricker (TX-N) vs Santa Clara Sporting (CA-N)

Dec. 8 | Sporting JB Marine (MO) vs Solar Red 02 Stricker (TX-N)

Dec. 9 | Solar Red 02 Stricker (TX-N) vs Club Ohio Green (OH-S) Watch Live

Dec. 10 | La Roca Premier 02 (UT) vs Solar Red 02 Stricker (TX-N)

16U Solar Stricker