USYS Northwest Conference Club vs. Club Division to debut in 2021-22 season

FRISCO, Texas — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the formation of the USYS Northwest
Conference Club vs. Club Division — the latest Club vs. Club Division within the USYS National League
Conferences.

The Northwest Conference Club vs. Club Division will feature competition for both boys and girls teams in the 13U,
14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U/19U age groups, and is open to clubs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Montana,
Alaska and Hawaii. Along with the Northwest Conference Premier I Divisions (team-based), the Club vs. Club
Divisions will provide teams with an opportunity to advance to the USYS Far West Regional Championships and to
earn qualification for the next seasonal year of National League P.R.O.

The Northwest Conference Club vs. Club Division has already secured commitments from 12 total clubs, with nine
competing on the boys’ side and 10 competing on the girls’ side.

BOYS CLUBS
La Roca FC (UT), Northwest United FC (WA), Oregon Premier FC (OR), Sparta United SC (UT), Timbers-Thorns
North FC (ID), United PDX (OR), Utah Soccer Alliance (UT), Washington Premier FC (WA) and Washington Rush
SC (WA)

GIRLS CLUBS
Capital FC Timbers (OR), Idaho Rush SC (ID), La Roca FC (UT), Oregon Premier FC (OR), Timbers-Thorns North
FC (ID), United PDX (OR), Utah Soccer Alliance (UT), Wasatch SC (UT), Washington Premier FC (WA) and
Washington Rush SC (WA)

“We are very excited to introduce the Northwest Conference Club vs. Club Division — a competition platform that will
bring unique opportunities and pathways to top clubs in the area,” said Jonathan Berzins, League Manager for the
Northwest Conference. “In addition to the club-based format, these divisions will provide a very competitive
atmosphere that cultivates player development, as teams strive for berths to the USYS Far West Regional
Championships and automatic qualification spots into National League P.R.O.

“Thanks to everyone at the clubs and states who have helped to organize this division, including Paul Bayly from
Washington, Nelson Larson from Oregon and Eric Landon from Utah.”

All participating clubs will field a team in each gender age group of the Club vs. Club Division. League play will take
place in an event-based schedule, with teams from one club playing all the teams from up to three other clubs during
a single event weekend.

Girls event weekends, in which CFC will take part of, will be Dec. 4-6, 2021, in Portland, Jan. 21-23, 2022, in
Seattle, and Feb. 19-21, 2022, in Seattle. Play dates will enable players to participate in high school soccer and other USYS programs, including USYS ODP and their respective State Cup competitions.

The first-place team in each age group of the Club vs. Club Division will advance to that season’s USYS Far West
Regional Championships. Additionally, the top finisher in each age group will qualify to compete in the next seasonal
year of National League P.R.O. All Club vs. Club Division teams will also have access to compete in the National
League Showcase Series.

The Northwest Conference is one of 13 Conferences within the USYS National League and serves teams primarily
from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii (Extending to Utah for club-based
competition). Top tier divisions of each conference provide teams with an opportunity to earn their place in National
League P.R.O., which provides teams in the 14U-19U Boys and Girls age groups with the chance to play some of the
top competition in the country while competing for berths to the USYS National Championships. For each gender, 12
teams per age group will advance to the National Championships from National League P.R.O.
Visit USYSNationalLeague.com for more information on the National League, National League P.R.O., and the
National League Showcase Series.

To read the full press release by The National League, click here.

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