Georgia teams win U.S. Soccer Region III titles

Four Georgia teams, two each in the boys and girls divisions, won age group titles at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series' Region III Championships. Georgia had the highest total of Region III's 14 qualifying teams -- Florida was second with three.

The Gwinnett Soccer Association Phoenix 97 Red won the under-16 boys title, while United FA 00 Elite was first in the boys under-13 competition. In girls finals, the Georgia champions were Tophat 17 Golf in under-14 and NASA 12 Elite II in under-19.

The four teams advance to the National Championship Series finals July 22-28 in Overland Park, Kan.