PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota United FC Barcelona U17 Boys team won the US Club Soccer National Cup XII Midwest Regional Championship in the U17 Boys Premier Group yesterday in Chicago. The team will advance to the US Club Soccer National Cup XII in Aurora, Colorado, July 18-21. The team is coached by Chris Derry of Pierre and one member of the team, Garrett Pochop is from Pierre. It marks the first time a South Dakota team will be vying for a national championship in US Club Soccer and just the second team in South Dakota youth soccer history to vie for any national championship.
Courtesy Photo: Back row from left to right: Tyler Greener, Matt Deboer, Derek Brenner, Chipper Granflaten, Lyle Lehman, Adam Belhaj, Coach Derry. Front Row left to right: Alejandro Peralta, Alex Wieseler, Ekow Annan, Miah Wills, Brywn Ractliffe, Garrett Pochop, Zuheer Al-Abase, Jordan Kaubisch, Jordy Henderson
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