St. Louis Scott Gallagher had two teams compete in the 2017 USYS National Championship Series this past week in Frisco, Texas which crowns the best youth soccer team at each respective age group in the country. The SLSG 02 Elite team coached by Tim Amlong qualified through the Missouri State Cup and USYS-Region II Regionals while the SLSG 04 Academy team coached by Kevin Thibodeau and Matt Mueller also qualified.
The SLSG 04 Academy team would go on to win the U13 Boys National Championship by defeating Heat FC (Nevada) 1-0 in the Final after finishing second in their group. The lone goal was scored by Owen Hardy in the second half and he finished as the U13 top scorer for the tournament.
The SLSG 02 Elite team went on to reach the U15 semi-final but bowed out with a 2-1 loss to Solar FC (Texas) who would go on to be crowned National Champions.
Well done to all the players and coaches this season, and congratulations again to the SLSG 04 Academy team for winning the U13 National Championship!