Four Idaho soccer teams left as Far West moves into knockout rounds

After starting the week with 215 teams, the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional tournament has eliminated more than half of its teams after an off day Thursday, and quarterfinals in the U-13 through U-18 boys and girls groups begin Friday at the Simplot Sports Complex in East Boise.

Four Idaho teams remain in the hunt for the state’s second regional title. The Idaho Rush U-18 boys take on Crossfire Oregon at 8 a.m., followed by the FC Nova U-18 girls at 10 a.m. against New Mexico’s Rio Rapids.

The Indie Chicas U-13 girls face So Cal Blues at 10 a.m., and the Boise Nationals U-16 girls wrap up Idaho’s day at 2 p.m. vs. Utah’s La Roca.

Championship matches follow Sunday, except for the U-19 girls division, which awards the title of its four-team tournament Friday.