Acceptance list, brackets announced for 2017 Jefferson Cup (Girls)
(Via Jefferson Cup) – All brackets have been announced for the 2017 Jefferson Cup, which will be played over the course of four weekends featuring more than 1,300 teams.
The field for the 2017 Jefferson Cup will feature teams from Canada and 30 U.S. states, including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and throughout the host state of Virginia.
More than 200 attending teams are reigning State Cup champions, in addition to a host of US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer regional and national champion squads. The girls brackets also include several ECNL division leaders and Champions League qualifiers from the 2015-2016 season.
The tournament will start with the Boys Weekend (U10-U15; 2007-2002) from March 11-12, followed by the Girls Weekend (U10-U14; 2007-2003) from March 18-19. The Girls Showcase Weekend (U15-U19) will be played March 24-26, and the Boys Showcase Weekend (U16-U19) will close out the event from March 31-April 2.
Younger age group weekends will be played over the course of Saturday and Sunday. The three-day Showcase Weekends will be played Friday-Sunday. U-10 through U-15 age groups (2007-2002) will feature a Championship Format, while U-16 and older (2001-1998/99) will feature a Showcase Format.