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NJ Youth Soccer Players Named to 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships Best XI Teams

Frisco, Texas (August 1, 2018) - The Best XI teams were announced today for the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which took place from July 23-29 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. New Jersey Youth Soccer teams who competed at the National Championships were Real Jersey FC 14U Boys, PDA Shore 16U Girls, SJEB Rush 16U Girls and Princeton Soccer Association 18U Girls, with each being represented on the roster of Best XI recipients.

The Best XI team was first introduced at the 2011 National Championships. Similar to FIFA's All-Tournament concept, the Best XI recognizes the top 11 performers in each age group, irrespective of their position on the field, throughout the tournament as voted by coaches of the participating teams in that age group.

The Best XI join the Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Fair Play awards given out annually at the National Championships.

2018 Golden Glove Award

Matthew Marino - Real Jersey FC (NJ)

Alexandria Clark - SJEB Rush 02 Academy Blue (NJ)

2018 National Championships Best XI

Sage Dougherty - PDA Shore Freedom (NJ)

Alyssa Oviedo - Princeton SA (NJ)

Naya Vialva - Princeton SA (NJ)

Andrew Kitch - Real Jersey FC (NJ)

Matthew Marino - Real Jersey FC (NJ)

Cade McGrath - Real Jersey FC (NJ)

Alexandria Clark - SJEB Rush 02 Academy Blue (NJ)

Click here to view the full Best XI teams from each age group at the 2018 National Championships.

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