Five days after losing their first match in Florida 1-0 to Utah club La Roca FC, Philadelphia SC Coppa 2005 Rage will get a rematch with a U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship on the line.
The U16 girls final kicks off at 8 a.m. this morning at Lakewood Ranch and will be streamed live on the U.S. Youth Soccer YouTube account.
Isabella Brown scored the lone goal in their 1-0 semifinal match on Saturday over Broomfield SC, which was their third straight win after that opening day loss in group play.
The girls from Philadelphia SC are one of three area teams that were able to run the gauntlet to the final.
Penn FC Lightning 2004 girls team beat Los Angeles SC 2-1 in the U17 girls semifinal to set up a rematch with Utah Celtic, which they beat 2-1 to open group play on Tuesday. The match kicks off at 8:45 a.m. and will be streamed live on the U.S. Youth Soccer YouTube account.
Real Jersey FC’s 2004 boys had a much less dramatic go of things on Saturday with a 7-0 win to book their third consecutive finals appearance (they won as U15s in 2019 and lost as U14s in 2018). PA Dominion FC, which lost to Real Jersey in the 2019 final, wasn’t able to get an opening goal to hold up in their semifinal loss to Sparta United, which beat Real Jersey 2-0 to capture the top spot in their bracket on Wednesday.
The U17 boys final kicks off at 11:15 a.m. and will be streamed live on the U.S. Youth Soccer YouTube account.
Villanova Soccer Academy 2007 boys, Real Jersey FC 2006 girls, PA Dominion FC 2004 boys and Keystone FC 2003 girls all saw their quests for a national championship end in heartbreak on Saturday.