Welcome to the second weekend of our special coverage of the 2012 Jefferson Cup in Richmond, Va. Last week saw some of the best boys’ action, atmosphere and weather in recent Jeff Cup memory. It will be difficult to top, to be sure, but now it’s the ladies’ turn. And with both ECNL and ASL games also going on, and another weekend of warm weather predicted, the only issue might be finding enough room on all the sidelines for college coaches at the showcase games?
If you cannot be in Richmond, we’ll be there for you. Follow along here all weekend and we’ll have updates posted at least hourly – and probably more frequently – during game action all three days. We’ll track championship matchups for younger ages, and we’ll track the top flight showcase action and college coaches buzz for the rest.
Through it all, this page will have the most recent blog posts and short updates, which will link to stories, videos and other resources as we produce them.
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But, if you are on the run, there are ways to keep track. For a central location of news, follow the @JeffersonCup Twitter feed, where you will find links to all the stories we post on our home page here.
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8:45: Here are a few more of our in-depth post-game pieces for you to check out. Read about Ponte Vedra SC, a Northern Florida club that’s going places, and then see our wrap from a dramatic penalty-kick shootout in the U-14 Championship flight final. And there’s plenty more to come — don’t forget to check back to our home page for more exclusive Jeff Cup coverage and analysis in the days ahead.
7:15: Have you read about the tight U-17 Championship flight match that unfolded between FC Delco and FC Virginia Hotspur this afternoon? Check it out! Jimmy LaRoue has also posted a great rundown of the Under-15 Girls Championship bracket, including today’s final.
5:00: Everyone, all of the championship matches have concluded. To see the list, click here! Also, be sure to check back with us throughout the evening for notes and quotes! Congrats to all the teams this weekend at the Jefferson Cup and safe travels on your way home!
4:30: U12 winners are in! Some very convincing victories here!
CHAMPIONSHIP 11v11 — Campton United SC Navy (Il) 0-3 World Class FC ’99 (NY)
ELITE 11v11 – NEFC South Shore United (Ma) 2-0 Charlotte SCA Torsion (NC)
SUPERIOR 11v11 — LDC United Hurricans 99-00 (Pa) 1-2 YMS Pride (Pa)
PLATINUM 11v11 — FC Virginia 99 0-2 Morris United/ STA Spirit (NJ)
CHAMPIONSHIP 8v8 – Springfield Storm White (Va) 3-1 Premier SC Thunder (Md)
ELITE 8v8 — NEFC Metrowest United (Ma) 1-3 Ashburn Premier (Va)
SUPERIOR 8v8 – SAC Premier Blue (Md) 6-0 NVSC Jr. Majestics 99 (Va)
PLATINUM 8v8 – Waldorf SC Fire (Md) 1-0 FVAA 99 Flames Red (NC)
4:15: The U-11 title holders are in!
CHAMPIONSHIP 11v11 — Pride SC Predators 01 (Co) 3-2 Americans SC Blue Blaze (NJ)
CHAMPIONSHIP 8v8 — Charlotte United FC Roma G (NC) 0-1 Premier Strikers (Md)
ELITE 8v8 — NVSC Jr. Majestics ’00 0-3 Cleveland FC U11 Royal (Oh)
SUPERIOR 8v8 — Lower Merion SC Storm (Pa) 4-1 Carlisle Area YS Revolution (Pa)
PLATINUM 8v8 — SAC/HC United Premier Blue (Md) 2-1 DC Stoddert Metro Blues 00 (Va)
Classic 8v8 — Baltimore Bays Magic (Md) 4-1 Virginia Rush Academy Black (Va)
4:00: Many of the U10-U15 championships have gone final! In all, only three more are left. Here are all the results from U10 today!
CHAMPIONSHIP — Ponte Vedra Storm (Fl) 3-1 Cincinnati United Lakota Thunder (Oh)
ELITE — SAC United Blue (Md) 2-1 Mecklenburg Union FC 01 Navy (NC)
SUPERIOR — PHWM FC Pumas (Md) 1-2 FC Revolution Force (Pa)
3:30: Several trophies are being handed out as Day 3 nears its end. Click here to see more!
At the moment, we are compiling a list of all the winners of the cups, and it will be out shortly! So stay tuned!
3:00: Ladies and gentlemen, there are several major results coming into TSW. In U17 play, FCV Hotspur tied FC Delco 1-1 after a tough, 90-minute battle! In the U15 Championship final, Council Rock United FC has been crowned champion after taking down VSA Heat 2-1! In U14 Championship final, PDA Arsenal won the cup 9-8 in penalty kicks against NJ Crush FC Dynamite after a scoreless regulation!
2:00: It is now 1-1 between VSA Heat and Council Rock United FC in the U15 title match! Pressure by VSA sees the team score the equalizer!
1:45: In U14 Championship, the final between PDA Arsenal (NJ) and NJ CrushFC Dynamite is 0-0 at the half. One more half to go, can either team jump ahead and take home the cup?