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.
D'Feeters Kicks 00 – Red Division
After a 2016-17 season, where Kicks failed to reach the National Championships for the first time, the three-time North Texas State Cup champions and two-time Southern Regional Champions will look to return to the National Championships in Frisco, Texas after claiming a second National League title. Kicks return last year’s leading National League scorer in Jaida Thomas as well as a myriad of North Texas and South Region ODP players.
2016-17 Season Results
2016 SRPL West: Champions (10-2)
2017 North Texas State Cup: Group
2017 Southern Regional Championships: Quarterfinals
2015 National Championships Golden Ball: Jaida Thomas
2014-15 & 2016-17 National League Leading Scorer: Jaida Thomas
North Texas ODP: Adrienne Arriaga, Aliyah Marquez, Jordan Martinez, Makenna McGraw, Jordan Michie, Belerica Oquendo, Brennan Reuland, Jaida Thomas, Emilie Torres and Emily Tovar
South Region ODP: Alliyah Marquez, Jordan Martinez, Makenna McGraw, Emilie Torres and Emily Tovar
Nov. 30 | D’Feeters Kicks 00 (TX-N) vs New Jersey Stallions (NJ) Watch Live
Dec. 1 | Arlington SA 2000 (VA) vs D’Feeters Kicks 00 (TX-N)
Dec. 2 | Nationals Union 00 Black (MI) vs D’Feeters Kicks 00 (TX-N)
Dec. 3 | D’Feeters Kicks 00 (TX-N) vs Sporting Omaha FC (NE)
Solar 00G – Black Division
Solar 00 will make its debut in the National League and will feature an overhauled roster compared to the Solar side that qualified to the National League via the US Youth Southern Regional Premier League. However, Solar will feature five players who have competed in the South Region ODP level and will hope to use that experience on the national stage.
North Texas ODP: Madison Bezpalko, Tatiana Garcia, Reese Marks, Sydni Perry, Eleanor Williams and Chloe Woodard
South Region ODP: Madison Bezpalko, Tatiana Garcia, Sydni Perry, Eleanor Williams and Chloe Woodard
Nov. 30 | Solar 00G (TX-N) vs Celtic FC 00 (UT)
Dec. 1 | Rebels SC Elite (CA-S) vs Solar 00G (TX-N) Watch Live
Dec. 2 | Solar 00G (TX-N) vs MapleBrook Fury (MN)
Dec. 3 | Beadling 2000 Elite (PA-W) vs Solar 00G (TX-N)