When teams begin arriving in Bradenton, Florida this December for the first day of the 2014 Super Y-League (SYL) North American Finals, familiarity suggests the U14 Northern Virginia Majestics should not need directions from their hotel to the fields. Following a five-game win streak to finish the season, the young Majestics team finished second in the Mid Atlantic Division to snag their third trip to the championship tournament in as many years.
Led by head coach Jimmy Toms since joining the Super Y-league in 2012, the successful Northern Virginia girls finished with a 10-2-0 record that included 41 goals scored and five shutouts over the summer season. The Majestics’ only losses so far in 2014 came at the hands of the club’s sister team Annandale United Majestics, who also earned a bid to the North American Finals. The U14 girls rebounded with conviction to earn 15 straight points in the final weeks of the season to secure their advancement.
Prior to the 2014 season, the U14 Majestics amassed an unblemished 18-0-0 record over the 2012 and 2013 regular SYL seasons. The talented Northern Virginia squad fell just short of reaching the championship match in 2013, dropping a 3-2 contest to the Cleveland Internationals in the U13 age group semifinals.
The 2014 SYL North American Finals will be one of the year’s most important youth events, with teams once again competing for GotSoccer ranking points as individual players showcase their skills for top college coaches from throughout the country. The event also serves as an important identification opportunity for the Super Y League’s U.S. Soccer-sanctioned Olympic Development Program.
Northern Virginia Football Club is comprised of the Northern Virginia Royals (male), Northern Virginia Majestics (female), Virginia Alliance (male and female), and Annandale United Majestics USL teams. The club was represented by both 16 players in SYL ODP Camp pool and nine teams in the 2013 North American Finals. Northern Virginia FC was named the number one Super Y-League club in North America in 2010, a ranking system that combines team performance, division championships, and club operations.