PLENTY OF U-15 QUARTERFINAL SPOTS UP FOR GRABS IN GROUP STAGE FINALE

Wednesday marks the final day of group stage play at the first-ever U-15 Girls' Academy Playoffs. The culmination of pool play will be filled with intrigue, as just 11 of the 32 teams contesting the Playoffs have been eliminated. Several group finales feature win-or-go-home match-ups. Here's the outlook for the final matchday of the group stage.

GROUP A

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Eclipse Select Soccer Club U-15

2

2

0

0

6

6

0

6

So Cal Blues Soccer Club U-15

2

2

0

0

6

3

1

2

FC Virginia U-15

2

0

2

0

0

1

4

-3

Crossfire Premier U-15

2

0

2

0

0

0

5

-5

Group A's result will come from a simple equation. The current top two teams - Eclipse Select and So Cal Blues - meet at 1:00 p.m. If Eclipse win or draw with So Cal, the Mid-America Division champs advance to the quarterfinals. If No. 11 overall seed So Cal can notch an upset victory over No. 6 Eclipse, Group A's top seed, the Blues punch their ticket to the next round. FC Virginia and Crossfire Premier lost both of their first two games and have been eliminated.

GROUP B

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

San Jose Earthquakes U-15

2

2

0

0

6

9

1

8

Penn Fusion Soccer Academy U-15

2

1

1

0

3

6

3

3

Albion SC U-15

2

1

1

0

3

3

4

-1

Oakwood Soccer Club U-15

2

0

2

0

0

1

11

-10

Three teams remain alive in Group B. The San Jose Earthquakes sit in the driver's seat heading into Wednesday. With a win or a draw over Penn Fusion Soccer Academy, they book their passage to the knockout round. Even with a loss, the Quakes aren't eliminated, as they can still advance based on goal differential. Both Penn Fusion and Albion SC need victories to keep their advancement hopes alive. Albion can make it through with a goal differential advantage, while Oakwood needs a San Jose loss and an edge in goal differential.

GROUP C

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

San Diego Surf U-15

2

2

0

0

6

6

1

5

NTH Tophat U-15

2

2

0

0

6

5

0

5

Michigan Hawks U-15

2

0

2

0

0

1

6

-5

FC Stars U-15

2

0

2

0

0

0

5

-5

Group C will come down to a win-or-go-home showdown between San Diego Surf and NTH Tophat. With a victory or a draw, the hometown Surf can punch its ticket to the knockout round. NTH Tophat needs a win to get through when the two teams face off at 12:00 p.m. Michigan Hawks and FC Stars fell in both of their first two group games and have been eliminated.

GROUP D

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Solar Soccer Club U-15

2

2

0

0

6

8

4

4

Legends FC U-15

2

2

0

0

6

5

1

4

Boston Breakers Academy U-15

2

0

2

0

0

4

6

-2

Indiana Fire Academy U-15

2

0

2

0

0

1

7

-6

Solar Soccer Club and Legends FC serve up another do-or-die match-up in their Group D finale. With a win or a draw, Solar advances to the quarterfinals, while Legends FC needs a victory over Solar to qualify for the knockout round. Group D's elimination showdown kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Boston Breakers Academy and Indiana Fire Academy dropped both of their pool play games thus far, eliminating the two squads.

GROUP E

Group E

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

FC Dallas U-15

2

2

0

0

6

4

1

3

LA Galaxy San Diego U-15

2

1

1

0

3

2

2

0

Reign Academy U-15

2

1

1

0

3

3

4

-1

Concorde Fire U-15

2

0

2

0

0

2

4

-2

A trio of teams have a chance at the knockout round in Group E, but FC Dallas holds a hefty advantage entering Wednesday. The Frontier Division champs can earn a spot in the knockout round with a win or a draw against LA Galaxy San Diego, and a loss doesn't rule them out, as they can still advance based on goal differential. The hometown Galaxy and Reign Academy both need wins, a Dallas loss and a favorable goal differential to get through.

GROUP F

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

SC del Sol U-15

2

2

0

0

6

6

3

3

Sky Blue - PDA U-15

2

1

1

0

3

4

2

2

NC Courage U-15

2

1

1

0

3

3

3

0

La Roca Futbol Club U-15

2

0

2

0

0

2

7

-5

SC del Sol rolls into Wednesday with the best chances of advancement from Group F. The team guarantees its passage with a win or a draw over NC Courage, and is still alive with a loss based on goal differential. Sky Blue - PDA and the Courage need victories to remain in the hunt, plus an advantage in goal differential to advance.

GROUP G

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

SC del Sol U-15

2

2

0

0

6

6

3

3

Sky Blue - PDA U-15

2

1

1

0

3

4

2

2

NC Courage U-15

2

1

1

0

3

3

3

0

La Roca Futbol Club U-15

2

0

2

0

0

2

7

-5

There's a whirlwind of possibilities in Group G entering the final match day of group stage play. The Dallas Texans control their own fate against New York City FC. Win or draw against the Blues, and they're through to the knockout round. LAFC Slammers and NYC both need victories and goal differential to go their way in order to make it to the next stage.

Group H

Team

GP

Wins

Losses

Ties

Pts

GF

GA

GD

Beach Futbol Club U-15

2

2

0

0

6

5

3

2

Real Colorado U-15

2

1

1

0

3

4

3

1

Charlotte Soccer Academy U-15

2

1

1

0

3

3

2

1

FC Fury NY U-15

2

0

2

0

0

1

5

-4

The ball is in Beach Futbol Club's court heading into Wednesday. The California-based club is definitely through with a win or draw over Charlotte Soccer Academy, while it still has a chance with a loss, based on goal differential. Real Colorado and Charlotte need victories to keep the flames of their playoff hopes alight, plus a sufficient goal differential to overcome the group's other teams.