East Windsor, N.J. (Aug. 6, 2018― US Youth Soccer has officially announced the pool of teams that have been selected for play during the 2018-19 National League season, with 21 teams chosen that will be representing New Jersey. Entering its 12th season, the National League is home to the nation’s top 14U through 19U Boys and Girls soccer teams, with each team having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs.
National League competition will be held for the 14U (2005), 15U (2004), 16U (2003), 17U (2002), 18U (2001) and 19U (2000) Boys and Girls age groups. The 2018-19 season features up to 32 teams per gender in the 14U through 18U age groups and up to 16 teams per gender in the 19U age group.
The winner of each of the four divisions in the 14U through 18U age groups, as well as the top two finishers in each of the two divisions in the 19U age group, will earn an automatic berth to the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be held next year from July 23-28 in Overland Park, Kan. 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 14U through 19U divisions.
The 2018-19 National League field features 70 of the 13U through 18U teams that qualified for the 2018 National Championships, including 20 of the 24 finalists and 10 of 12 champions. Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 65 of 88 possible National Championships.
New Jersey Teams Selected for USYS National League Play
14U Boys – Real Jersey FC
14U Boys – Princeton SA
15U Boys – Real Jersey FC
15U Boys – Princeton SA
16U Boys – STA-MUSC 2003B
18U Boys – Wall Elite Cosmos
14U Girls – PDA Shore Flash
14U Girls – NJ Stallions Wayne United
14U Girls – SJEB Rush
15U Girls – NJ Stallions Sting
15U Girls – Princeton SA
15U Girls – PDA Shore Sting
16U Girls – PDA Shore Freedom
16U Girls – Princeton SA
17U Girls – SJEB Rush Blue Academy
17U Girls – New Jersey Rush Girls Grey
17U Girls – PDA Shore Wave
17U Girls – Princeton SA
18U Girls – PDA Shore Fusion
18U Girls – Princeton SA
19U Girls – Princeton SA
For a complete list of the teams selected to play in US Youth Soccer’s National League, view the official National League announcement.
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