After a week of stiff competition, the stage is set for Saturday’s final matchups in the U14 - U17 divisions. The finals, (U14-U17) will be played on Saturday October 26th at Lakeside Sports Complex in what is anticipated to be a prodigious event. Saturday’s championships will act as a qualifier for US Youth Soccer’s Far West Regionals in June 2014 and an automatic bid into the Desert Premier League next year.
The U14 championship will feature a pair of fresh faces as La Roca CS will challenge USA Red 00 DC. USA reached the final by taking down Forza FC NPL 00 DN 3-0 in an impressive victory. La Roca CS punched their ticket to the final by defeating their friends from the north ‘La Roca Premier AO’ 1-0 in an intra-club rivalry. The U14 final will kick at 9:45am in Orem on field 4.
The U15 championship will feature returning State champion USA Red 99 SA vs. La Roca Premier TJ. USA reached the final by defeating Utah Surf 7-0 in what turned into a route from the early part of the match. La Roca’s road to the championship was more contested as Inter FC 99 Premier gave La Roca all they could handle in a 1-0 thriller. The U15 final will begin at 11:45am in Orem on field 4.
The U16 championship will feature 4 times defending state champion Sparta United 98 MD vs. La Roca Premier CS. Hobble Creek Storm kept it interesting early before the perennial power from Sandy ripped it open with an impressive 6-1 victory. La Roca earned their spot by knocking off last year’s finalist USA Red 98 RM 3-0. The U16 final will kick at 10:15am in Orem on field 7.
The U17 championship will feature 3 times defending state champion Utah FC 97 MA vs. La Roca Premier AB. Utah FC blasted Wasatch Fury MP 6-1 in match that left little doubt that the team from Provo is poised for another championship run. In the night’s final match that ended in a regulation 1-1 tie, an overtime 2-2 tie, La Roca FC claimed victory in penalty kicks 4-1 over Razzia FC Ruffryders 00 in front of a several hundred soccer fans. The U17 final will begin at 12:15am in Orem on field 7.
The U18 semifinals will begin play tomorrow afternoon at Lakeside Sports Complex in Orem, UT. Kicks will begin at 4:15pm. The U18 Final will be played at America First field in Sandy, UT on Saturday October 26, 2013 beginning at 3:30pm.
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