Jefferson Cup continues 2019 event with U10-U14 Girls Weekend
Richmond, VA (Via Richmond Strikers) – The 2019 Jefferson Cup continues Saturday with the start of the U10-U14 Girls Weekend, featuring 404 elite level teams from throughout the United States.
Top clubs from 18 U.S. states will be represented, including: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and the host state of Virginia.
The field of teams for the event’s second of four weekends includes numerous top contenders across the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), along with dozens of reigning US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer State Cup champions, Regional champions, and several National champion squads. The U10-U14 Girls Weekend will feature top teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League and various US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues (NPL), among other top regional leagues.
For the first time, the tournament is also featuring teams from the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy.
On Saturday night, all of the attending teams will have the opportunity to attend the Marquee Game, which will again feature U.S. Women’s National Team players from the Washington Spirit, including Mallory Pugh, Rose Lavelle and Andi Sullivan. The Spirit will face the James Madison University women’s soccer team in a friendly at City Stadium in Richmond, with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m.
Games will be played across 14 of the top artificial turf and natural grass field locations in Virginia, including
Bryan Park, Capital Park, Dorey Park, Glover Park, Longdale Youth Training Center, Randolph Macon College, River City Sportsplex, Mary B. Stratton Park, Striker Park, Ukrop Park, University of Richmond, Virginia Soccer Training Center and Warhill Sports Complex.
As the event has continued to grow in recent years, the Jefferson Cup now includes select divisions competing outside the immediate Richmond area, at the Virginia Soccer Training Center operated by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association in Fredericksburg, and the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg.
It's here! 4⃣ weekends of ⚽️ coming right up.
— Jefferson Cup (@jeffersoncup) March 4, 2019