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US Youth Soccer National League Conference Spring 2022 East Region Preview

By Evan Unger, 01/21/22, 10:15AM EST

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The Spring Season is approaching for the top USYS leagues in the East Region. The US Youth Soccer National League Conferences, managed by EDP Soccer,  will have 13U-19U Boys and Girls teams in the New England, North Atlantic, Mid Atlantic and South Atlantic Conferences this Spring.


These top teams from across the region will compete in their respective Conferences each week to earn their place at the top of their league table and a pathway to the top competitions in the nation. The National League Conferences provide competing teams the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 USYS Eastern Regional Championships through league play and also earn the right to compete in the 2022-2023 season of the prestigious USYS National League P.R.O. competition.


A Look At The Conferences:

New England Conference:
The Boys will have both club v club and team v team divisions competing, while the Girls will feature team v team divisions. The divisions are made up of teams from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island and include some of the most prestigious clubs in the region.


New England Surf will once again look to send a number of teams to Nationals, with the 2008 Girls already clinching their spot with a 7-0-0 performance in National League P.R.O., and the 2004 Boys hungry to prove they are one of the top teams in the region.


Newcomers Seacoast United, a powerhouse club across New England will look to knock off Conference perennial powers Juventus Academy Boston, Western United Pioneers, Connecticut FC and Northeast Rush among others.


North Atlantic Conference:
The Boys and Girls will have both club v club and team v team divisions, including teams from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.


Eastern Regional Finalist New York Hota 2007B and AC Connecticut 2006B are two of the sides looking to return to regionals out of the club v club divisions, with both teams working hard to reach the National Championship this season. The 2004 and 2003 Boys divisions are littered with Division 1 commitments, with FC Somers, Long Island Slammers, Westchester Flamers, and FC Sesa as some of the clubs making up one of the strongest divisions in the region.


SDA Utica 04G and Coliseum SC 05G will both try to keep the city of Utica on the soccer map, with the teams proving to be top teams in the region season after season. In the Girls club v club division, each age group should be up for grabs until the last weekend with the depth of competition, and the divisions including Chelsea Piers Shoreline, Alleycats SC, New York Surf, STA, PSA North, NJ Premier FC, PSA Monmouth, Cedar Stars Bergen and FC Copa.


Mid Atlantic Conference:
The Boys will have both club v club and team v team divisions competing, while the Girls will feature team v team divisions including some of the nation’s top teams.


Several of the top teams in the nation are featured in the Girls Premier I divisions, including National Champions Penn FC Youth 2004G, National Finalist PSC Coppa Rage 05G and back-to-back Regional Champions Real Jersey FC 2006G.


The Boys Premier I divisions are all loaded with talent, with the 2007 Boys looking especially strong. Regional Champion Villanova SA and Regional Semi-Finalist SC Vistula Garfield are the two favorites, with MSA, Cedar Stars North, NJ Stallions, Keystone FC, Ironbound SC, Lehigh Valley United, Real Jersey FC and Quaker Elite all looking to claim the top spot. The club v club division has several State Cup Champions and includes PA Dominion, Lower Merion SC, Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals, SJEB FC, FC Copa, PDA Hibernian, FC Copa, PSA Monmouth and NJ Premier FC.


South Atlantic Conference:
The 15U-19U Boys and Girls divisions will continue their nine-month seasons, while the 13U-14U shape up to be even more competitive than the Fall Season after promotion and relegation.


The 2005 Boys Premier I division contains the top teams across Maryland and Virginia. State Cup Champion BRAUSA United finished just one point behind last season's division winner SAC Premier White, and the two teams will once again battle for the top spot. Potomac SA has gotten off to a strong start in the division, winning each of their first two matches 2-0.


The 2006 Girls Premier I division was separated by just two points last Spring, with Maryland Rush SOMD beating out FCGB COE. Virginia State Finalist DMV FC has started with one win and one draw as they compete for the top spot, with PA-East State Cup Semi-Finalist Keystone FC also vying for first place.


To learn more about the National League Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/conferences/