Congratulations to Karley Johnson from SLSC Cosmos 01 Lawless, Emma Rice and Samantha Barnett from OFC 99 Hampton; Oklahoma Football Club, Jaci Jones from WSA 98 Red, Tatenda Chigede, Ethan Gordon and Martin Martinez-Leyva from TSCH 04 Umelo, and Dante Brigida and Daryl Dike from OFC 98 Oklahoma Football Club.
The Best XI teams were announced for the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which took place July 25-30 at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. The National Championships featured US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the 13U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the 15U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups.
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.