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Boys Jun 06, 2018

Minnesota Cup champs clinch National Cup Midwest Regional berths

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.  Fifteen teams from nine clubs secured 2018 Minnesota Cup championships on Memorial Day, and now the nine 13-U and older winning teams will gear up to compete in the National Cup XVII Midwest Regional.

The fifth annual Minnesota Cup, held May 25-28, featured a total of 72 teams competing in 11-U through 17-U boys age groups and 11-U through 15-U girls divisions. St. Paul Blackhawks SC’s four titles led the way amongst the victorious clubs, while REV SC captured three. Eagan Wave SC was the only other club to win multiple championships, after clinching two age groups.

Here are the 2018 Minnesota US Club Cup winners:

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This year’s Minnesota Cup was hosted by Twin Cities Soccer League. “Our first Minnesota Cup was an overwhelming success,” Twin Cities Soccer Leagues President, Matt Tiano, commented. “The one-game-per-day format is true to our developmental principles. the facilities were top notch and the refereeing was quality. The foundation is set for Minnesota Cup to be the preeminent event for our elite teams for years to come.”

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Now, the 2018 Minnesota Cup winners will not have much time to bask in their glory, as the National Cup XVII Midwest Regional kicks-off June 22-25 in Waukegan and Libertyville, Ill. The champions of that Regional will then move on to the National Cup XVII Finals, July 20-24 in Aurora, Colo.

Keep up with the teams who have qualified for the National Cup XVII Finals here.