U14 SYL Finals Berth Allocations Announced
2012 North American Finals set for Dec. 7-11
USL News Release
Monday, May 21, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - United Soccer Leagues released the U14 age
group qualification allotments today for the 2012 Super
Y-League North American Finals presented by Umbro. A total of
16 boys' teams and 12 girls' teams from the Mid Atlantic,
Midwest, New England, South Atlantic, and Southeast divisions
will meet at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, from
December 7-11 to compete for the Super Y-League championship.
The Mid Atlantic Division, home to 14 teams in the boys
division, will receive five bids for the Finals, the most of
any division. The second-most bids will be given to the New
England Division, a total of four. The U14 SYL Finals were
won by Southeast Division teams in 2009 and 2011, and there
will be three teams this year hoping to continue that trend.
The Midwest and South Atlantic division will each send two
teams to Bradenton.
While the Southeast Division has enjoyed success in the boys'
age group, the U14 girls South Atlantic Division has produced
tournament champions in 2008 and 2010. The division will
receive two bids, as will the Southeast and Midwest
divisions. The Kalamazoo Kingdom of the Midwest Division won
last year's title with a 5-0 win against Coquitlam Metro-Ford
SC. The Mid Atlantic and New England divisions will each
receive three bids to the Finals.
IMG Academies, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global
sports, fashion and media company, is the world's largest and
most advanced multi-sport training and education complex. IMG
Academies has already hosted a myriad of soccer team training
camps in 2012, including clubs such as the Seattle Sounders,
D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Sweden's Malmö FF, and, most
recently, the U.S. Women's National Team preparing for the
London Olympic Games.
For more than 30 years, IMG Academies has helped countless
youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes reach
their full potential in and out of sport, by providing
world-class coaching, tailored programs and professional
facilities within an energetic environment across a 450-acre
The remaining bid allocations for the U15-U17 age groups will
be released later this week.