The Annandale United FC U16 Girls qualified to compete in the Finals of the Region 1 Champions League. The girls broke a three-way tie on goal differential in order to become finalists. After a 5-1 victory over FC Frederick, the team knew they had to win against BRYC by a four goal margin, in order to move on. Annandale United scored five second-half goals to win by a score of 6-1. The U16 girls had previously tied BRYC in CCL League play and FC Frederick handed the team their only CCL loss.
The team will go on to compete this weekend in Kirkwood, DE against teams from NY, NJ and PA. The winner of the Region 1 Champions League earns a spot in the Region 1 Championship Series in Barboursville, WV. The League Champion and Runner-Up earn spots in the USYS National League next year. Division One of Region 1 Champions League is comprised of the 24 top teams from Virginia to Maine. Every girl on Annandale’s U16 team also plays for her high school which makes us very proud of their hard work and commitment to both teams!