Congratulations to SLSG Missouri 2001 Elite Burke who have qualified for the US Youth Soccer Association National Championship series by winning their group in National League! They finished 5-1, losing only their last game to CUP Gold, a national semifinalist last year, after they had already clinched the group title.
The boys season ended last Summer in the Regional Final following a strong MRL season that saw them go 6-1-0 and win the Premier I Blue Division, punching their ticket to Regionals. They followed that up by winning the Missouri State Cup
The boys scored 15 Goals in their five games at National League, giving up 3. Trent Dolson was top scorer with five, including game winners in the first two games and a third in the decisive fifth game that earned them the group title. Christopher Sewing added four goals, with a pair of game-winners that included the closing game in December to send them home undefeated and then in the opening game this weekend to continue the run. In addition Brady Glon, Nick Grewe and Ethan Garamella each had one and Camden Dunne contributed three.
|SLSG 2001 SCHEDULE|
|Thu Dec 07||9:00 AM||Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 01 Black (PA-E) STREAM||2-1 W|
|Fri Dec 08||11:00 AM||NCFC 01 Elite (NC)||4-0 W|
|Sat Dec 09||12:00 PM||
|Sun Dec 10||1:00 PM||Pipeline Pre Academy (MD)||1-0 W|
|Fri Mar 09||12:00 PM||Westside Timbers 01 Copa (OR)||4-0 W|
|Sat Mar 10||10:00 AM||Valparaiso United FC 01 JG (AZ)||4-0 W|
|Sun Mar 11||10:35 AM||CUP Gold 01 (OH-S)||0-2 L|
DEC Thu – After giving up a counter attack goal in the 21st, the boys got goals from left back Brady Glon (Howell) in the 58th and the game winner by lone striker (in a 4-2-3-1) Trent Dolson (Marquette) in the 80th for the comeback win. They lost center back and captain Jack Douglas in the 83rd minute to a second yellow card, so the played short for 7+2 minutes.
DEC Fri – SLSG game out strong in their second match with Trent Dolson scoring what proved to be the game-winner in the 19th minute. Christopher Sewing added a brace, in the 56th and 83rd minute, and Camden Dunne also scored in the 68th minute.
DEC Sat – postponed due to weather/field conditions
DEC Sun – excellent finish to the weekend with a one goal shutout to send the boys home undefeated and prepared for the final weekend in Vegas. Goal Christopher Sewing.
MAR Fri – excellent opener for the second weekend, a decisive 4-0 win that solidifies their possibilities of advancing. Goals by Christopher Sewing, Nick Grewe, Camden Dunne and Trent Dolson put the team within one point of the current leaders with two games in hand.
MAR Sat – the boys continued their win streak and won the Division, advancing to the National Championship series in Dallas this July! Goals were scored by Trent Dolson (2), Camden Dunne and Ethan Garamella.
MAR Sun – an 0-2 loss to CUP Gold in a game that meant nothing following the boys clinching the Group title on Saturday.
|ROSTER SLSG 2001|
|10||Camden Dunne||Midfield||2019||Parkway Central|
The US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation’s top teams in the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U boys and girls age groups. The 14U and 15U divisions consist of a total of 16 teams per gender age group, while the 16U through 18U gender age groups feature 32 teams each. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers the highest level of competition in the country as each team must earn their place in the league. National League teams continue play in their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and State Championships to complete their competitive calendar.
Teams play a seven-game schedule over two weekends, facing each team within its age group division one time. The League consists of three weekends of play per gender, with each team playing two of the three weekends.
The top teams from each division advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship in the country. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions in the 14U through 18U age groups to play for the National Championship. The top teams in each 14U through 17U division also secure a spot to return to National League play the following season.