Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 -- Three Arizona players were named to 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships Best XI.
Emily Chiao and Sara Wheaton were named to 18U Girls team and Gabriel Gonzalez was named to the 16U Boys team. This is the second year in a row that Chiao has been named to the US Youth Soccer National Championships Best XI.
Chiao, midfielder, and Wheaton, defender, are both members of Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer 00 Girls, who were eliminated in the group stage this year. Chiao scored two goals and Wheaton anchored a backline that recorded one shutout.
Gonzalez, forward, competes for Tuzos Academy 02 Boys, who were also eliminated in group play.
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