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.