METUCHEN, NJ - United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has officially announced the match details for the upcoming 2017 National Championship (July 21-22) held at Grandville High School in Grandville, MI. In the first National Semifinal (4:30 PM EDT kickoff) on Friday, the West Conference champion & defending UWS title-holders Santa Clarita Blue Heat (8-0) will take on Detroit Sun FC (7-2-3), the Midwest Conference runner-ups and “wild card” seed. In the second National Semifinal (7:30 PM EDT kickoff) on Friday, the Midwest champion Grand Rapids FC Women (10-1-1) go up against East Conference champion Long Island Rough Riders (8-2-1).
The Semifinal winners will take the pitch on Saturday, July 22nd at 7:30 PM EDT for the 2017 UWS Championship. Santa Clarita were first to automatically qualify via winning the West regular season title while Grand Rapids won the four-team Midwest playoff last Sunday for the second berth. Long Island defeated defending conference champion New Jersey by a 5-1 score last night in the East Final to secure the automatic berth from that conference. Detroit was awarded the fourth & final spot in this weekend’s tournament as the “wild card” seed. Tickets can be purchased HERE and the tournament can be viewed online live via this LINK.
2017 UWS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Grandville, MI) [Video]
NATIONAL SEMIFINALS (Friday, July 21) [Tickets]
4:30 PM EDT - Santa Clarita Blue Heat (8-0) vs. Detroit Sun FC (7-2-3)
7:30 PM EDT - Grand Rapids FC Women (10-1-1) vs. Long Island Rough Riders (8-2-1)
NATIONAL FINAL (Saturday, July 22) [Tickets]
7:30 PM EDT - Semifinal winners
About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.