Fielding 4 teams into the US Youth Soccer National Championships is an amazing accomplishment for any club. To have three of them make the finals is a great accomplishment, to have two of them capture the Championship crown is astonishing. Nationals is the only club in the nation to have two national championship teams this year. A great feat on its own, but when one of those teams is a three time defending National Champion, that is truly something special.
The Nationals Union 2003 Girls Black team had an amazing run in the Championship series. With a record of 2-1-1, the girls had a great Championship series. The ladies were undefeated going into the Championship game and fought a hard battle with the LVPSA but ran out of time and suffered their only defeat of the Championship series. The ladies played amazingly well and will continue their winning ways in the future.
The Nationals Union 2002 Girls Black had just as strong of a Championship run as the 03's. With an undefeated record of 4-0-0, the 02 Girls Black went into the Championship Match against the Cup 02 Gold and were expecting a strong game and they were not disappointed. The Cup 02 Gold came out strong, but the Union 02 Girls did as they had done in the previous matches, and came away with the 2-1 win to be crowned the National Champions.
The Union 2001 Girls Black came to the final match with a 3-0-1 record and were looking for the title. Many of the ladies have been here before and knew what to expect, a tough battle for the Nationals Championship. Going into the final game, the ladies took charge and never looked back. Taking the win with an impressive 5-0 score over Legends FC, they captured the Nationals Championship and secured a third National Championship title! An amazing feat!
We are very proud of ALL of our Nationals teams who represented Nationals, Region 2 and the state of Michigan in the Nationals Championship series, and we look forward to all of them continuing their winning ways in the future!