FC United & Mundelein SC Win Regional Titles & Advance To The US Youth Soccer National Championships





Mundelein SC & FC United Advance To The Prestigious

US Youth Soccer National Championships In July

29 teams from Illinois headed to St Louis to compete in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships from June 25-30 and two teams came back as Regional Champions; Mundelein SC (13U Boys) & FC United (20U Boys).

These two Regional Champions now move on to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 20-25 in Bradenton, FL. At the National Championships they will be joined by two other Illinois teams, Libertyville FC 1974 Elite (16U Boys) & Galaxy SC (17U Girls), who earned their place at Nationals via the US Youth Soccer National League


13U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions

Mundelein SC Academy

Irvyn Arellano, Kevin Beltran, Aiden Bernklau-Wostl, Cody Bochenski, Andrew Calderon, Kyle Hameister, Emir Herrera, Miguel Jimenez-Flores, Hugo Lopez, Eduardo Lopez,

Kyle Marshall, Brandon Reyes, Giovanni Roman, Ari Saliu, Stefan Stojich,

Jayden Torres, and Maxim Zinchuk

20U Boys US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Champions:

FC United

Quinn Ackmann, Ryan Ball, Oscar Blazer, Aidan Crowder, Alem Duratovic, Nolan Ehlers, William Franzen, Ryan Grady, Dylan Gripman, Jhovany Guadarrama, Daniel Hesselbein, Hunter Heyman, Mario Hrvojevic, Andrew Juarez, Jake Krueger, Aidan Lew,

Joey Martens, James Paden, Aiden Pape, Zachary Thompson, and Ronan Wilcox

In addition to the two Midwest Champions, Libertyville FC 1974 Elite finished as 15U Girls Regional Finalists

Nine other Illinois teams earned spots in the Regional Semifinals as well; Central Illinois United (15U Boys), Chicago Inter (16U Girls, 15U Girls, 18U Girls) FC United (16U Boys), Galaxy SC (16U Boys & 20U Boys) & Libertyville FC 1974 Elite (14U Boys & 17U Girls)

Here's a look at how all 29 Illinois teams finished at the 2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships.

Illinois State Cup Champions

· 13U Boys: Mundelein SC Academy - Regional Champion

· 13U Girls: Eclipse Select - Group Play

· 14U Boys: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite - Regional Semifinalist

· 14U Girls: Chicago Inter SC - Group Play

· 15U Boys: Central Illinois United - Regional Semifinalist

· 15U Girls: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite - Regional Finalist

· 16U Boys: FC United - Regional Semifinalists

· 16U Girls: Galaxy SC - Group Play

· 17U Boys: Raiders FC* - Group Play

· 17U Girls: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite - Regional Semifinalists

· 18U Boys: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite - Group Play

· 18U Girls: FC United - Group Play

· 20U Boys: FC United - Regional Champion

· 20U Girls: Chicago Fire Jrs West - Group Play

Illinois Wild Cards Teams - Earned Thru The US Youth Soccer Midwest Conference

· 13U Boys: Chicago Magic - Group Play

· 13U Girls: Galaxy SC - Group Play

· 14U Girls: Evolution Mercurial - Group Play

· 15U Girls: Chicago Inter SC - Regional Semifinalist

· 15U Boys: Raiders FC - Group Play

· 16U Girls: Chicago Inter SC - Regional Semifinalist

· 16U Girls: FC United - Group Play

· 16U Boys: Galaxy SC - Regional Semifinalists

· 16U Boys: Mundelein SC* - Group Play

· 17U Girls: Galaxy SC - Group Play

· 17U Boys: Galaxy SC - Group Play

· 18U Girls: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite - Group Play

· 18U Girls: Chicago Inter SC - Regional Semifinalists

· 20U Boys: Galaxy SC - Regional Semifinalists

· 20U Boys: Chicago Magic - Group Play

15U Girls Midwest Regional Finalists: Libertyville FC 1974 Elite

Audrey Amyot, Lauren Bailey, Riley Betz, Peyton Carney, Isabel Ceaser, Mallory Collins, Anna Hartman, Kate Hopma, Emerson Hunter, Madelyn Kopala, Piper Lucier, Ava Lukyan, Reese Mertens, Jillian Miller, Molly Neary, Frances Poulos, Veronica Presberg,

Ashton Proctor, Ashley Strachn, Emma Williamson, and Isabella Yarc