United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced earlier this week the Super Y-League (SYL) First and Second-11 Club rankings for the 2010 regular season, recognizing the league’s top clubs on a competitive and administrative basis. Northern Virginia Royals (boys) and Majestics (girls) youth soccer teams garnered the third spot on the list and partner club NOVA FC earned eighteenth place, finishing near the top of the 88 Super Y-league clubs in North America.
Taking top honors across both the boys and girls divisions were Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club from British Columbia, Canada as the club accumulated a total of 79.39 points. The Northern Virginia Majestics/Royals grabbed the prestigious number one ranking a year ago with a score of 81.80 for the 2009 season.
Additionally, the Northern Virginia Royals and Majestics Super 20 program landed a number five spot in separate First-11 Club honors for their success the past season.
CMFSC finished third in each of the boys and girls divisions, earning a total of 80.23 points in the boys division after its U13, U14 and U15 teams all reached the Super Y-League North American Finals. On the girls side, both the CMFSC U13 and U16 sides will represent the club, the U13 team finishing the season undefeated.
Alliance Academy had the strongest performance in the boys rankings, topping the standings with a total of 83.11 points after having four teams reach the North American Finals. The Washington Freedom finished as the top-ranked girls program with a total of 86.82 and will also have representatives in four of the five girls divisions.
The SYL launched the First and Second 11 Ranking System in 2005 with the top clubs ranked from 1-22 in three categories: overall, boys and girls. The extensive growth of the USL Super-20 League in the past three seasons has led to the inclusion of the Under-20 league in the ranking process. The rankings are based primarily upon the on-field results. Point percentage accounts for 70 percent of the score while minimum standards and operations complete the other 30 percent.
Northern Virginia Football Club, comprised of the Northern Virginia Royals (male), Northern Virginia Majestics (female), and NOVA FC (male and female) USL teams, is represented by seven teams in the 2010 North American Finals as well as thirty-three players in the previous SYL ODP Camp pool. Thirty-two players from the Royals, Majestics, and NOVA FC Super Y-League programs comprised Northern Virginia’s representation last year.
The USL North American Finals will be held in Tampa, Florida, and is scheduled to run from November 20th through November 23rd. A total of sixteen teams will clash at every age level in the boys Super Y-League’s U13-U17 divisions. On the girls side, twelve teams will meet from each of the five age divisions. The 2010 version of the Super Y-League finals is the greatest representative of elite youth talent in North America now that the league encompasses nine regions across the United States and Canada.
2010 Super Y-League Regular Season First 11 Club Rankings [+]