Over 10,000 teams expected to compete in 2010
2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the storied Under-19 Boys James P. McGuire Cup
FRISCO, Texas (August 26, 2009) –
Today, US Youth Soccer unveiled the logos for the US Youth Soccer Regional and US Youth Soccer National Championships, the second and final rounds of the annual US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, on USYouthSoccer.org
The 2010 logos pay tribute to each event location by featuring specific elements unique to each host.
"Just last month we completed another outstanding US Youth Soccer National Championship Series with the crowning of the nation's champions at the US Youth Soccer National Championships and look forward to working with host Kansas State Soccer and Overland Park next year," said Jim Cosgrove, executive director of US Youth Soccer. "2010 marks a special year for our sport with the 75th anniversary of the storied James P. McGuire Cup and the world's attention with the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The National Championship Series provides a stage for youth to dedicate themselves to their goals and highlight their talents for play at the highest levels."
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is comprised of state, regional and national competitions providing US Youth Soccer members, over 10,000 teams compete annually, with the chance to play in an open competition to determine the top boys and girls teams in the Under-14 through Under-19 age groups.
US Youth Soccer State Cups take place in each of the organizations' 55 member State Associations and offer great scouting opportunities for collegiate, national and professional staff. The four regional championships are annually one of the must attend events for the nation's top college coaches and each regional event holds the tickets for those seeking to advance to the National Championships.
Each of the storied National Championship cups are named and the Under-19 Boys James P. McGuire Cup, stands as the oldest trophy in youth sport dating back to the first competition held in 1935.
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org,
the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates are Twitter
About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series –
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the National Championship Series provides top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) –
US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®"
is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.