SEMIFINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS ON FINAL DAY OF U-18/19 GIRLS' PLAYOFFS GROUP STAGE

Tuesday brings the final day of the U-18/19 group stage at the first-ever Girls' Academy Playoffs. In the tournament, four group winners qualify for the knockout round semifinals. Two groups remain up for grabs, while strong showings in the first two pool play games have already locked up some semifinal spots. Here's the lay of the land heading into the group stage's final match day.

GROUP A

Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
LAFC Slammers 2 2 0 0 6 5 0
Legends FC 2 1 1 0 3 4 3
NC Courage 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
Real Colorado 2 0 2 0 0 0 3

Three teams are still alive in Group A, but the LAFC Slammers enter Tuesday with a distinct advantage. A win or a draw against NC Courage secures Slammers' passage to the semifinals, while the SoCal squad still has a chance even with a loss, based on goal differential. Semifinal hopes remain for both Legends FC and the Courage, but they'll need a victory for any chance to advance. Even with a win, the two clubs will need Slammers to lose and surmount LAFC's goal differential advantage.

GROUP B

Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
Solar Soccer Club 2 2 0 0 6 9 1
Michigan Hawks 2 1 1 0 3 3 6
San Diego Surf 2 0 1 1 1 2 3
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy 2 0 1 1 1 1 5

In Group B, it's down to two teams standing. Solar Soccer Club and Michigan Hawks will both try to book passage to the semifinals, while San Diego Surf and Penn Fusion have been eliminated after drawing and losing their first two games. Solar has the upper hand heading into Tuesday. A win or a draw against San Diego guarantees a final four spot, while the Texas-based team stays alive even with a loss, based on goal differential. Michigan needs a victory against Penn to keep its hopes afloat, while the Hawks need a Solar loss and a goal differential advantage to advance.

GROUP C

Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
Crossfire Premier 2 2 0 0 6 1 2
Sky Blue - PDA 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
Concorde Fire 2 0 1 1 1 1 2
Real So Cal 2 0 1 1 1 0 1

Crossfire Premier, the U-18/19 Playoffs' No. 1 overall seed, has already clinched a spot in the semifinals. Two narrow victories, 1-0 over Real So Cal and 2-1 over Concorde Fire, have locked up Crossfire's place in the knockout round. The Northwest Division champs face Sky Blue - PDA in their final group stage game.

The other trio of teams in the group have not earned a win in their first two games, securing Crossfire's semifinal spot. As the tournament's top seed, the Washington-based team will play the lowest-remaining seed in the next round.

GROUP D

Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
Boston Breakers Academy 2 2 0 0 6 5 2
NTH Tophat 2 0 0 2 2 1 1
La Roca Futbol Club 2 0 1 1 1 2 3
SC del Sol 2 0 1 1 1 1 3

Two straight victories have locked up Group D for Boston Breakers Academy. The No. 4 overall seed took down La Roca 3-2 in its Playoff opener and shut out SC del Sol 2-0 on Sunday. Boston faces NTH Tophat in its last game of pool play. The group's other three teams have not picked up a win over the first two matchdays, clinching the group for the Breakers.