The US Youth Soccer National League boys teams resume their season Dec. 28, 29 and 31, alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase, and two league matches will be broadcast live on ESPN3 from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL.The matches, featuring a U19 and a U17 game, air on ESPN3 Saturday December 29th. Details below. Only one of the thirteen teams from Missouri who qualified for National League this year is competing this weekend – JB Marine 2004 Gober boys.
The boys play three games in what was supposed to be their final weekend but we are waiting to hear how the League will handle the cancellation of two games that occurred due to the winter storm that hit Greensboro earlier this month. The SLSG 2004 Elite boys don’t resume their pursuit until early March.
2004 JB Marine Gober
Qualified as the MRL Premier I – Blue Division Champion. They open Friday against Dallas Kicks who also split their first two games. Saturday VHSC Steamers 04 Black (AL), who were Southern Region champions and won their NL Conference division this Fall, are the opponents. VHSC got a pair of 2-1 wins against teams who are winless after the first weekend, one of whom is Sunday’s opponent, Bethesda Blue, who have yet to score a goal in their first two games. PHOTO GALLERY State Cup Semifinal – JB Marine Gober
|12/6/2018||5:15 PM||PCU Red (OR)||1-0 W|
|12/7/2018||1:45 PM||SC Del Sol White (AZ)||0-1 L|
|12/8/2018||6:00 PM||Union Black (MI)|
|12/9/2018||11:00 AM||PSA National (NJ)|
|12/28/2018||1:30 PM||Dallas Kicks Selecao (TX-N)||3-4 L|
|12/29/2018||9:50 AM||VHSC Steamers (AL)||0-1 L|
|12/31/2018||8:00 AM||Bethesda Blue (MD)|
J.B. Marine 2004 Gober Boys went 2-0 this weekend in MRL in Indianapolis and won the U14 Premier 1 Blue Division! pic.twitter.com/3zp6Oi5cY0
— J.B. Marine SC (@JBMarineSC) May 13, 2018
JB u15s win 3-2 over MD to wrap up weekend. Tallies by Smith, Anderson and Gober. Great team effort in NL. All games decided by 1 goal.
— Mike Murray (@mikemurray8387) December 31, 2018
GAME 6 RESULT
L – another narrow one goal loss, this one 0-1 to the Southern Region champions. One win (1-0) paired with three losses, all one goal difference
GAME 5 RESULT
L – After a 6th min goal by DKSC, JBM tied the score in the 10th min via Kaden Smith only to see DKSC score in the final minute of the first half to retake the lead. Two more goals, in the 47th and 52nd min, extended the lead to 4-1. JBM got a pair of goals from Kaden Karr in the 68th and 79th min but were unable to get the equalizer.
GAME 2 RESULT
L – 2004 Gober give up a goal in the 27th minute and fall to SC Del Sol
GAME 1 RESULT
W – 2004 Gober got a goal from Michael Basler in the 42nd minute for the narrow win
At 9 am in the 19U Boys Red Division — FC Dallas 00 Premier (TX-N) vs. CUP 00 Gold (OH-S)
At 11 am in the 17U Boys White Division — Solar 02 Castro (TX-N) vs. YMS United 02 (PA-E)
This season marks the 12th year in the relationship between the National League and the Disney Soccer Showcase, as the league has held games alongside the premier youth soccer showcase each season since its inaugural year.
Each matchup in Orlando holds great importance in determining which teams will punch their ticket to the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships, held July 23-28 in Overland Park, Kan.
Half of the girls teams in the 15U through 19U age groups will compete in their second event of the season Jan. 19-21 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The National League teams that do not compete in either of the Florida events will continue their season at the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas — with boys games held March 8-10 and girls games played March 15-17.