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Boys Jun 13, 2017

Champions decided in US Club Soccer Ohio State Cup

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SEVILLE, Ohio (Via US Club Soccer) – Fourteen teams from 11 clubs won 2017 Ohio State Cup championships last month and have earned slots to the National Cup XVI Midwest Regional in two weeks.

The tournament included 8-U through 19-U boys and girls age groups, with champions of 12-U through 19-U divisions advancing to the Midwest Regional. Of those older age groups, Cleveland United (14-U boys, 12-U girls and 14-U girls) and Everest (15-U boys and 16-U boys) were the only clubs to win more than one age group.

“We could not be happier with the growth and increased level of competition exhibited in the 2017 Ohio State Cup,” said Ed Bernstein, CASA and APSL President. “This being only our fourth year, we have grown to a 225-team event with teams participating from all corners of Ohio. It was great to see championships won by teams from 14 different clubs. Our goal for next year is to broaden our participation statewide even further.”

Two venues were used during the 2017 Ohio State Cup: North Coast Soccer Complex in Seville hosted 13-U through 19-U age groups, May 16-21; while Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby hosted 8-U through 12-U brackets, May 19-21.

Cleveland United not only has a strong history of Ohio State Cup success, but it also has proved to be annual contender at the National Cup Finals – the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series. Last year in Colorado, Cleveland United won the 13-U Girls Premier Group championship. The previous year in Indiana, the club won a national title in the 14-U Girls Premier Group.

Here are the 2017 Ohio State Cup winners of 12-U through 19-U age groups:

12-U: Pennine United ‘05 Cleveland United ’05 White
13-U: Columbus East FC Team 1 MSA Gold
14-U: Cleveland United ’03 White Cleveland United ’03 White
15-U: Everest ’02 Black Cleveland FC ‘02
16-U: Everest ’01 Black Soccer Vision Academy 01/02
17-U: Internationals Mansfield Crew 00/01
19-U: Ohio Strikers United ‘98 SVA 98/99 Gold

Next up is the National Cup XVI Midwest Regional, June 23-26 in Chicago – a launching point for regional winners to the National Cup XVI Finals. Schedules to the Midwest Regional will be released soon.

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