Five North Texas Soccer teams punch tickets to 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships

Five teams from North Texas claimed championships at June's US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, earning the right to advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, in Germantown, Md., on July 22-27.

The five North Texas teams advancing to the national championships marked the second-highest total of all state associations in Region III, bettered only by Georgia’s six teams.

Teams from North Texas that advanced to the national championships included U13 Girls Dallas Kicks SC, U14 Girls Sting 00 Flanagan, U15 Boys Solar Chelsea Red 99, U17 Boys FC Dallas Youth 97 Premier, and U18 Girls Sting.

For a video recap of the Region III championsships, click here.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation, while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

The National Championships cap a year-long series of competitions, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, in which boys and girls teams of multiple age groups earn their way from state, ro regional, to national competition. The US Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 boys and girls age groups as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-14 through Under-18 boys and girls age groups, to complete the field of 96 teams.

Don't miss a minute of the action! Follow along throughout the tournament with game results, statistics, and daily recaps of the action at http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/!

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