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15 players from the region named to USYS National Championship Best XIs



Photo by Matthew Ralph

Fifteen players from the greater Philadelphia region were named to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships Best XIs following their standout performances at the National Championships in Orlando.

The Best XI recognizes the top 11 performers in each gender age group, irrespective of their position on the field, throughout the tournament as voted by coaches of the participating teams in that age group.

14-and-Under Boys
Thomas Walsh Yardley Makefield Soccer 2008 Boys Celtic NL EDP (PA-E)
14-and-Under Girls
Emma Wasilewski Penn FC Youth 2008 F Black (PA-E)
Erika Murphy Penn FC Youth 2008 F Black (PA-E)
15-and-Under Boys
Ryan Noel Council Rock United FC Bucks DOMINION 2007 Boys (PA-E)
16-and-Under Girls
Morgan Kotch Real Jersey FC 06G (NJ)
Sophia Miller Real Jersey FC 06G (NJ)
Mia Abbey RUSA FC G06 Gold (NJ)
17-and-Under Boys
Joshua Rodriguez Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals 05B Black (PA-E)
17-and-Under Girls
Gianna Rivera Philadelphia SC Coppa 05 Rage (PA-E)
Taylor Mays Philadelphia SC Coppa 05 Rage (PA-E)
Jaci Gismondi Real Jersey FC 05G (NJ)
18-and-Under Boys
Sam Nyenka LMSC Invictus (PA-E)
18-and-Under Girls
Elizabeth Suydam Penn FC Youth 2004 F Lightning (PA-E)
Jamie Swartz Penn FC Youth 2004 F Lightning (PA-E)
19-and-Under Boys
Aleksander Peev Lehigh Valley United 2003 Boys Black FPA – Gorni (PA-E)

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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