Tuesday, August 3, 2010
U14 Majestics Set To Defend Title
Clinch spot in 2010 Super-Y Finals
Northern Virginia Majestics News Release - novafc.org
August 3, 2010
With two games remaining in the 2010 Super Y-League South Atlantic regular season, the U14 Northern Virginia Majestics guaranteed themselves a return trip to Tampa following a 2-0 defeat of instate rival Richmond Kickers. The young Majestics return to the North American Finals after going undefeated at the tournament a year ago to claim the Super Y-League continental title at the U13 age group.
The U14 Majestics claimed an automatic spot into the United Soccer Leagues Youth North American Finals following two winning results this week, knocking off Fredericksburg 3-0 on Tuesday evening before beating the Kickers on the following afternoon. With two berths awarded to the U14 South Atlantic Division, the wins guaranteed the Majestics a first or second place finish in the grouping.
Northern Virginia currently remains in a tie with Richmond for first place atop the division in points, however the upstart Majestics hold both a head-to-head advantage and a game in-hand over the Kickers. The Majestics also hold a healthy plus 32 goal differential advantage in the division, assuring them the top seed with a win in either of their two remaining games.
With games still remaining against Triangle FC and NOVA FC, the Majestics have only given up a single goal for the 2010 season so far. In 2009, the Majestics gave up only two goals on the year, one during the regular season and one in the 3-1 North American Finals championship match victory against Rage SC.
Several other Northern Virginia youth teams are within reach of qualifying in their respective age groups over the next week of play. On the boy’s side, the U14 Royals have nearly clinched while the U15 and U16 Royals each are closing in on championship spots. The U16 NOVA FC boys also remain in contention for one of two championship bids in that age group. The U15 Majestics could earn the trip to Tampa with a Wednesday win over Triangle this week and the U16 Majestics remain alive on the girl’s side.
The USL did not field a South Atlantic Division in the U17 age groups for boys or girls in 2010.
The USL North American Finals will be held in Tampa, Florida, and is scheduled to run from November 19th through November 22nd. A total of sixteen teams will clash at every age level in the boys Super Y-League’s U13-U17 divisions. On the girls side, twelve teams will meet from each of the five age divisions. The 2010 version of the Super Y-League finals is the greatest representative of elite youth talent in North America now that the league encompasses nine regions across the United States and Canada.
Northern Virginia Football Club is comprised of the Northern Virginia Royals (male), Northern Virginia Majestics (female), and NOVA FC USL teams. The club was represented by both thirty-three players in SYL ODP Camp pool and nine teams in the 2009 North American Finals. Northern Virginia FC was named the number one Super Y-League club in North America in 2010, a ranking system that combines team performance, division championships, and club operations.