2022 USYS National Championships: Finals Recap

The US Youth Soccer National Championship concluded last weekend, with fifty teams participating from the USYS National League Conferences managed by EDP Soccer. The event, hosted at ESPN Wide World of Sports from July 19-24, included teams who qualified out of National League P.R.O. and winners of each of the four Regional Championships held across the country.

The USYS National League Conferences managed by EDP Soccer had 10 teams advance out of the group stage to participate in the semi-finals, and five of those teams reached the final.



Cedar Stars Academy North Newark 04B NL (NJ) ** National Champions **
  • Won the National Final 5-4 in Overtime

  • Won their Semi-Final 3-0

  • Went 2-1-0 in the Group stage

  • Advanced to Nationals through USYS National League P.R.O, where they went 5-0-2

  • Ransford Gyan was awarded the Golden Ball, Marcilio Soares awarded the Golden Glove and Kwaku Agyabeng was named to the Best XI


Philadelphia SC Coppa 05G Rage (PA-E) ** National Champions **
  • Won the National Final 5-0

  • Won their Semi-Final 2-1

  • Went 3-0-0 in the Group Stage

  • Advanced to Nationals through USYS National League P.R.O, where they went 6-1-0

  • Won the EPYSA State Cup

  • Reached the final of Nationals in back-to-back years

  • Kayla Kulp and Sam Ridler (Shared) the Golden Glove, and Gianna Rivera and Taylor Mays were both named to the Best XI


FC Copa Academy G06 Black (NJ) ** Finalists **
  • Lost on Penalty Kicks in the final after drawing 0-0

  • Won their Semi-Final 2-1 over in-state Rival Real Jersey FC, who was at Nationals for their third consecutive time

  • Went 2-0-1 in the Group Stage

  • Advanced to Nationals through USYS National League P.R.O., where they went 7-0-0, scoring 23 goals and allowing zero goals against

  • In the USYS National League North Atlantic Conference Academy Division, they went 7-0-1 allowing just five goals against

  • Katelyn Figueiredo and Gabriella Freeman were both named to the Best XI


Penn FC Youth 2004 F Lightning (PA-E) ** Finalists **
  • Reached the final of Nationals in back-to-back years

  • National Champions in 2021

  • Lost 3-0 in the Final

  • Won their Semi-Final 5-1

  • Went 3-0-0 in the Group Stage of Nationals, allowing zero goals against

  • Advanced to Nationals through USYS National League P.R.O., where they went 4-1-2

  • Won the EPYSA State Cup

  • Elizabeth Suydam and Jamie Swartz were both named to the Best XI


Potomac Blue 08B (MD) ** Finalists **
  • Lost in the final 1-0

  • Won their Semi-Final 2-0

  • Went 1-0-2 in the Group Stage

  • Advanced to Nationals through USYS National League P.R.O., where they went 4-2-1

  • In the USYS National League South Atlantic Conference Premier I Division, they finished in first place in the Fall going 5-2-0 and in the Spring finished in third going 5-4-0

  • Jan Otero Lopez was awarded the Golden Ball


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