The 2017-18 US Youth Soccer National League season, which features 14U-18U teams, will kick off 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.
Fever United 01 Guerra – Red Division
Fever United enters its first National League season as a result of a first-place finish in the 2016 US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League West season, which saw the 2017 North Texas State Cup semifinalists win 11 games, while only losing one. Fever proved its regional league success was no fluke after a second-place finish in the SRPL West this fall, but the newcomers will now look to make the same statement on the National League stage.
2016-17 Season Results
2016 SRPL West: Champions (11-1)
2017 North Texas State Cup: Semifinals
2017 Southern Regional Championships: Group (1-2)
North Texas ODP: Mariel Dayer, Maren Fields and Kaitlyn Marcy
Region III ODP: Maren Fields
Nov. 30 | Fever United 01 (TX-N) vs PacNW 01 Maroon (WA)
Dec. 1 | Beach FC 01 (CA-S) vs Fever United 01 (CA-S)
Dec. 2 | Fever United 01 (TX-N) vs Cleveland FC 01 Royal (OH-N) Watch Live
Dec. 3 | CDA Premier 01 (OH-S) vs Fever United 01 (TX-N)
Sting East Dunstan – Blue Division
Sting will also make its National League debut after sporting an identical 11-1 record to Fever in the 2016 SRPL West season. Sting will feature seven players who have competed in the North Texas Olympic Development Program (ODP), while Kyle Nolen and Kaylee Swaner have also competed in the South Region ODP. Sting is sure to get a competitive introduction to the National League, as their opening day opponent is defending National League Blue champions, Michigan Jaguars 01 Green (MI).
2016-17 Season Results
2016 SRPL West: Second Place (11-1)
2017 North Texas State Cup: Group (1-1)
North Texas ODP: Kella Hardin, Ainsley Jeffrey, Kyle Nolen, Melina Peters, Haley Pierce and Kaylee Swaner
Region ODP: Kyle Nolen and Kaylee Swaner
Nov. 30 | Michigan Jaguars 01 (MI) vs Sting East Dunstan (TX-N)
Dec. 1 | Sting East Dunstan vs. FCKC Academy Blues (MO) Watch Live
Dec. 2 | UFA 01 Premier (GA) | Sting East Dunstan (TX-N)
Dec. 3 | Sting East Dunstan (TX-N) vs Arlington 2001 Red (VA)