Twelve Cal South players were recognized as part of the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships Best XI, tournament that took place July 22-28 at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. The full list of players recognized can be found below.
The National Championships featured seven Cal South teams that matched up against 2019 US Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups, as well as National League qualifiers.
Per US Youth Soccer, the Best XI was first introduced at the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships. Similar to FIFA’s all-tournament concept, the Best XI recognizes the top 11 performers in each gender 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 and Golden Glove awards given out annually at the National Championships.