La Roca FC entered Saturday with the most horses in the race and when the dust settled on Championship Saturday they came up big, adding an inspiring 5 State Championships to its clubs trophy case (GU11, GU13, GU14, GU16, & BU11). Celtic Storm (GU12 & GU15) and Sparta United (GU17 & BU12) also had impressive days with a pair of State titles. In the final two age groups, Forza FC Premier RR captured the GU18 State championship while 00 Rangers FC Premier finished the day defeating Inter FC in dramatic PK’s. Final brackets can be viewed here.
State Champions from Saturdays championship games paired with champions from last fall’s State Cup will join a handful of Utah wild card teams next month in Honolulu, HI as they battle for a chance to claim the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championship. Last year in Phoenix, UYSA boasted to Regional Championships in the GU12 (Sparta United) and Girls U18 (La Roca FC) age groups. In total, UYSA has had 4 teams claim regional titles in its 35 years of existence.
In addition to qualifying for FWR’s, all age appropriate teams that competed today will receive invites to the Desert Premier Soccer League (DPSL) showcase in February 2014 in Mesquite, NV. The DPSL will be an excellent opportunity for Utah’s best players to showcase their talents in front of the western United States best college programs and against some of the region’s best teams.
Also, 2013-2014 will offer our State Champion and Finalist an opportunity to compete in the Far West Regional Leagues Four Corners Division. The Division champion will receive an automatic berth to the 2014 Far West Regional tournament held in Albuquerque, NM.
For more information on Far West Regionals, the Far West Regional League, or the DPSL, please visit their websites found at utahyouthsoccer.net or regioniv.com.
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