The pairings for the U13 age groups at the 2016 North American Super Y League Finals have been revealed, and one club will be looking to repeat as champion.
After winning the U13 Boys' title in 2015, the Concorde Fire will attempt to clinch a second consecutive U13 title after finishing the 2016 SYL regular season with a 12-0-0 record. The Fire U13 have been grouped with the Real Maryland Futures U13, Shoreline FC U13 and Concorde Fire U13 in Group C.
In both the U13 Girls' and U13 Boys' competitions, there will be three groups – Group A, Group B and Group C – comprised of four teams each. The tournaments will be played from Dec. 9-13 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Across all U13 age groups for the competition in Bradenton, seven players who competed in the summer were named to the 2016 SYL National Player Pool.
Teams will play each team in the group once. There will be five game slots each day: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. Competing in the North American Finals is another great opportunity to be placed in the SYL National Pool for a chance to participate in the USL Experience, hosted by the United Soccer League's San Antonio FC, in April 2017.
Group play will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while the semifinals kick off on Monday. The finals will cap off the five-day format on Tuesday.
To relive last year's action and fun, visit the North American Finals page.