Team of the Year: Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals make history at historic club

Team of the Year: Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals make history at historic club
Ukrainian Nationals Club: Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals

Team Name:  Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Black

Accomplishments

  • Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup Champions
  • US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Champions
  • US Youth Soccer National Championships fourth place
  • Jefferson Cup Champions

The story 
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.

 

 

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