GotSoccer Rankings are thrilled to announce the first ranking awards – the GotSoccer RIA Awards, honoring one of the Rankings key creators, Ria Owen Thomas who shaped and calculated the first national rankings for youth soccer teams in America back in 1999.
The GotSoccer RIA Awards are given to the Ranking Champions of each year - determined by the teams who were highest ranked for that calendar year. Each age agroup from U10 - U19 will each have a winner, for both boys and girls.
Springfield’s South County Youth Soccer team - 2014 Pre-MLS have had a tremendous start to the 2023-24 season. Winning Septembers OBGC Capital Cup, The Bethesda Premier Cup in November and the Southampton Cup in December, they finish the year top of the Rankings and this year's GotSoccer RIA Champions for U10 Boys.
Launched in 2008, FC Dallas Youth aimed to be one of the top MLS Academy’s in the country and their young 2014 Pulpaneck team has had a terrific year. Starting the 2023-34 season winning the Plano Labor Day event, they then won the Veteran Heroes Cup in November and the Upper 90 Challenge in December – putting them top of the rankings nationally and winning the GotSoccer RIA award for U10 Girls.
Coppermine 2013 Blue have had an amazing 2023, winning events such as the Jefferson Cup in March, Pennsylvania’s 37th Annual Kickoff Classic in the summer and the Columbia Fall Classic in November. Together for over 3 years, this amazing squad finished at the top of the national rankings in 2023 and get the GotSoccer RIA award for U11 Boys.
The Pre-ECNL 2013 team from Sting Soccer Club in Texas had an amazing 2023, winning most competitions they played in including, Januarys Outlaw Cup, The Dallas International Cup in May and then becoming the State Cup champions for Texas North. They finished the year on top of the national Rankings and become our GotSoccer RIA Champions for U11 Girls.
The Second award for Springfield SYC Soccer, this prestigious Club have brought youth sports to Virginia of over 60 years – and their 2012 Pre-MLS Next team are the best in the country right now. Playing up an age group for much of the year, the team won the Virginia State Cup in the spring along with their EDP League and are currently top of the league again this season - they are GotSoccer RIA Champions for U12 Boys.
An amazing year for The Football Academy of New Jersey’s 2012 Black team, winning most events they played in last year including - the DTS Winter Invitational, FC Europa Cup, Delco Players Cup, WAGS Rael Vodicka tournament and are currently top of the league this season. They finish the year on top of the rankings nationally and become the GotSoccer RIA Champions for U12 Girls.
Key Biscayne Soccer Club has been providing youth soccer programs for over 50 years, and that experience shows with their KBSC 2011 Elite team, top of the Rankings for 2023. They won at Disney’s Memorial Day Event in May, their Spring EDP League and last month’s Miami Classic amongst other victories – Making them the highest Ranked team in the country and our Boys U13 GotSoccer RIA Champions.
This season saw Phoenix Surf Soccer Club’s 2011 Blue Team go an amazing run of wins, becoming Champions at the Phoenix Rising Cup, The Cactus Kick-Off, Octobers Arsenal Challenge and the Ahwatukee Classic. This phenomenal run of form saw them end the year at the top of the Rankings nationally and they now become the 2023 GotSoccer RIA Champions for U13 Girls.
Owned and operated by Barcelona FC, Barca Academy Pro Miami have produced the best ranked U14 boys team in the country, their 2010 PRO team. In a very consistent season, the team won their EDP Florida League in the Spring, the National League Play-Offs in the Summer and are currently top of the league again. They are our top ranked team nationally for 2023 and the GotSoccer RIA Champions for U14 Boys.
The Keystone Girls 2010 GA Team had an amazing year, winning their South Atlantic Conference League and going on to win the State Cup and becoming Eastern Regional Champions. They finished the year on top nationally and become the GotSoccer RIA Champions for U14 Girls in 2023.
With some former professional players making up a huge coaching staff, Miami Breakers FC sets high standards and has produced the best boys U15 team in the country, Miami Breakers 2009 Black. It was a great year for the team as they won IMG Showcase, Enigma Cup, Brevard Hurricane Classic and the National League Play Offs. They now become the 2023 GotSoccer RIA Champions for U15 Boys.
Reading Rage Soccer Club in Eastern Pennsylvania have a history of producing excellent teams, and their 2009 Pugh team were fantastic in 2023. Winning the FC Europa Turf Cup in March, The Sate Cup in the summer and then becoming the Eastern Regional Champions in the summer. They finished the year winning at the VisitRayleigh College Showcase and at the top of the Rankings nationally – becoming our U15 Girls GotSoccer RIA Champions for 2023.
The Wildings Blue 2008 team from Stoney Brook Lake Grove Newfield had an exceptional 2023. Winning the State Cup and the Eastern Regional Championships, they were rarely beaten and won most events they played in. Finishing the year at the top of the Rankings, they become the U16 boys GotSoccer RIA Champions for 2023.
Formed in 2008, FC Europa have focused on a holistic player development and their Sporting PA U16 Team had a tremendous year. Winning the Penn Fusion Winter Showcase at the start of 2023, they went on to win their Mid Atlantic Conference Spring League and the State Cup. Semi-Finalists at the Regional Championships, their form saw them end 2023 at the top of the rankings nationally and become our GotSoccer RIA Champions for U16 Girls.
The 2007 Teal team from Futbol Beach Soccer, had a tremendous year winning many of the events they played. They won the Florida State Cup, The Disney Memorial Event in May and September’s Tampa Cup. The team were also Southern Regional Championship finalists in 2023. Dedicated to promoting and developing soccer in North Miami Dade and South Broward, Futbol Beach Soccer’s 2007 Teal team finish the year on top nationally and become the GotSoccer RIA Champions for U17 Boys.
A second winner from the formative Reading Rage Soccer Club, their 2007 Press team had a strong year winning the Disney Showcase in January, becoming State Champions in the Spring and winning again at the EDP Cup Spring Showcase. A Semi-finalist placement in the Regionals saw them finish top of the rankings nationally at the end of the year - and our GotSoccer RIA Champions for U17 girls.
A second winner from Miami Breakers FC, their 2006 Black team did them proud in 2023 and top the GotSoccer Rankings. Southern Regional Champions and finalists at the Nationals, it was a year to remember for the 2006 Black squad and testament to the fantastic work being done at Miami Breakers FC. Finishing the year top of the national Rankings, they now become the GotSoccer RIA Champions for U18 boys.
It was a fantastic year for Solar Soccer Club’s South 2006 Adames squad, they won the Texas North State Cup and went on to win the Southern Regional Championships. Amongst other wins they were also finalists at the Nationals, completing an amazing year, and putting them at the top of the rankings in the country. They finished the year as the GotSoccer RIA Champions for U18 girls.
Winning the Nike Blue Chip Showcase in April kicked off a fantastic year for the 2005/06 NL Pro team at Indiana Fire Academy, as they went on to win their Great Lakes Conference League and the Mid-West Regional championships. Indiana Fire Academy have a history of producing professional and national level players and their 2005/06 NL Pro team are continuing those high standards. They become the 2023 GotSoccer RIA Champions for U19 Boys.
DASC Soccer Club’s 2005/06 Black team had an impeccable 2023, winning in Indiana at the Crossroads of America College Showcase, then going on to win the Midwest Regional Championships and the USYS National Championships in Florida. They ended an amazing year on top of the Rankings nationally and became our GotSoccer RIA Champions for U19