2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships kick off

BATON ROUGE, La. June 20, 2014 — Nearly 200 teams, including five former US Youth Soccer National Champions or finalists, kicked off the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III South Championships Friday at the BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex in Baton Rouge, La.Teams from all over the southern United States took the field with the goal of taking the next step toward claiming the coveted US Youth Soccer National Championship, presented by the National Guard, in their respective age group.After coming up just short in last year’s Region III Championships final, Tampa Bay United Premier FL started its 2014 campaign with a 2-1 win over FC Alliance 96 Black TN in Under-18 Girls play. Abigail Sanchez put Tampa Bay in front in the 30th minute, but Keyle Snyder equalized for Alliance midway through the second half. The Florida side generated several chances after conceding the goal and regained the lead when Darien Davis struck a low cross from Alexis Schweiitzwer past the keeper for what proved to be the game-winning goal.

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