US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 160 teams that have earned their place in the 2015-16 US Youth Soccer National League season. The league, entering its ninth season, is home to the nation’s top Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls soccer teams, with each team having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs. At the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships, National League teams took 31 of 40 possible semifinalist spots, represented 16 of 20 finalists and won eight of 10 possible National Championships.
|U14 Boys||SLSG Elite 01/02||MRL Champion/Region 2 Qualifier|
|U14 Boys||Sporting J. B. Marine – Mann||3rd at Nationals|
|U15 Boys||LFSC Geerling White||8th at Nationals|
|U16 Girls||FCKC Pink Panthers Elite||5th at Nationals|
|U17 Girls||FCKC Futura Forte Elite||National Semifinalist|
|U17 Girls||Lou Fusz Wipke||Regional Finalist|
Returning members of National League play include:
U15 Boys Lou Fusz Geerling – the team advanced to the National Championship this year by being a Top 4 finisher as U14s while also winning State Cup and Region II titles this year.
U17 Girls Futura Academy Forte Elite – this is the third straight year the team will compete in National League. The girls were a Top 4 finisher in 2014, missing out on a chance for four straight years since the U14 age group was only added in 2013-2014.
Each National League gender age group fields 16 teams divided into two divisions, and the top two finishers from each division receive an automatic berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition — to be held July 25-31, 2016 in Frisco, Texas. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions for a total of eight qualifiers per age group at the National Championships in the Under-14 through Under-18 divisions.
The 2015-16 National League field includes 58 of the 72 Under-13 through Under-17 teams that qualified for the 2015 National Championships, 16 of the 20 finalists and eight of 10 champions.
The seven-game season will begin with the inaugural National League Fall Showcase in Wilson, N.C., with the girls playing Dec. 3-6 and the boys playing Dec. 10-13. Under-15 through Under-18 teams will participate in one of two other events, the first being in Orlando, Fla., alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase, Dec. 27-29 for the boys and Dec. 31-Jan. 2 for the girls. The final play date will be held in Las Vegas, alongside the Player’s College Showcase, March 11-13 for the boys and March 18-20 for the girls. All Under-14 teams will complete their seasons in Las Vegas. In 2014-15, there was much on the line during the final weekends of play, as 18 of 20 division titles and 31 of 40 National Championship berths were decided in Las Vegas. The complete 2015-16 National League schedule will be announced in the fall.
As is the case with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the National League creates another significant opportunity for the nation’s collegiate, professional and national team staffs to see players in an environment of meaningful play. Read more about the National League