|Team of the Year: Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals make history at historic club|
|Club: Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals
Team Name: Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Black
The Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals is one of the most famous brands in American soccer, so anytime a record is set at the club it’s a big deal. In 2018, the Ukrainian Nationals Black (2005 boys) became the youngest team in club history to reach a US Youth Soccer National Championship. The Ukrainians finished fourth in the nation and drew 1-1 with eventual champion CDA Slammers FC (Cal-South). This came after state and regional championships for the Ukrainians, the latter requiring comebacks from 2-1, and 3-2. The Ukrainians eventually won the region in penalties.