Snohomish United 05’s Kenzie Thompson-Sheldon tries a side kick toward the goal during practice July 11 at Stocker Fields in Snohomish. The girls soccer team won the Far West regional championship to advance to the 14-and-under US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish United 05’s Kenzie Thompson-Sheldon tries a side kick toward the goal during practice July 11 at Stocker Fields in Snohomish. The girls soccer team won the Far West regional championship to advance to the 14-and-under US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish United girls soccer falls in opener at nationals

The Snohomish-based 2005-born team lost 2-1 at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Snohomish United’s top 2005-born girls soccer team lost 2-1 to St. Louis-based Lou Fusz Geerling in its group-play opener Tuesday night at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

Lou Fusz Geerling scored a pair of first-half goals, ending Snohomish United’s streak of five consecutive shutouts dating back to the Far West regional tournament. Isabelle Thoma netted Snohomish United’s lone goal in the 44th minute.

Snohomish United faces Pipeline Spirit Pre-Academy (Maryland) on Wednesday before concluding group play against TFA Elite (Ohio) on Thursday.

The top two teams in Snohomish United’s four-team group advance to Saturday morning’s 14-and-under girls national semifinals. The 14-and-under girls national championship match is slated for Sunday morning.

Snohomish United won state and regional titles to become the first team in its club’s three-decade history to advance to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.

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