2002 Boys Red Return to Defend their National Championship

The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will feature top teams in the 13U through 19U age groups, kick off Tuesday, July 23, with games running through Sunday, July 28.

Arlington Soccer Association is so very proud that our 2002 Boys Red team are returning to defend their national championship in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Journey Back to the Championships

"No pain, no gain!” is a phrase that sums up where the team found themselves against the OC Boca Juniors in April. The game between the two sides was to determine who would go on to advance to this years National USYS Championship Series via the National League. After losing a heartbreaking state cup in the Fall, the defending National Champions wanted to create a different result, which was their only hope at defending the crown. 

After a hard-fought match by both sides, the ASA Red ‘02 Boys found themselves on the right side of things, with a 3-0 victory. The victory propelled the boys into the Elite 8 final at this years USYS National Championships. With a pool of 3 competitive teams to go through first, the ASA ‘02 Red Boys team has its sights on a second title. 


Scheduled Matches (EDT)

Look for LIVE TWEETS during each match at @arlingtonsoccer #TEAMARLINGTON #ARL02BOYSRED

  • Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 am vs Michigan Jaguars Green
    1-1 TIE - Goal by Kyle Burbage
     
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 am vs OK Energy FC Central
    3-0 VICTORY!  HAT TRICK (3 GOALS) for Joe Core!
     
  • Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 am vs Santa Clara Sporting Green
    1-0 VICTORY!  Penalty Kick by José Alvarado!
    Recording of Match: https://youtu.be/yPWlNB7doA8

     
  • Semifinals!  Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 am EDT!
    2-0 VICTORY!  Goals by Canady and Core!
     
  • FINALS!  Sunday, July 28 at 8:15 am EDT!
    1-0 Loss.  Great effort, boys!
     

How to Follow Our Team

Scores | Schedules | Standings
https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/tournaments/2019-national-championships/schedule/17u-boys/division-1/

Live Broadcast Game Schedule
http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live/
All live games will be available at no cost and in high definition, with commentators calling the action to further showcase the nation’s top athletes. 

Sign Up for Nationals Email Updates
https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/newsletter/  
Select “NCS National Championships Insider”.

02 Boys Red Website - Support the Team!
https://mecore.wixsite.com/arlingtonva02red