Twenty-three teams win US Club Soccer National Cup XX titles
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Twenty-three champions were crowned as US Club Soccer National Cup XX Finals champions after title matches on Tuesday, July 20.
US Club Soccer’s cup-based national competition featured over 200 teams representing 26 states at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park from July 16-20, all striving to end their 2020-21 seasons on the champions stage alongside the Doug Hamilton Memorial Trophy.
The first three days saw group stage games progress to knockout rounds the final two days with the semifinals and finals. In total, 24 Super Group (most competitive) and 22 Premier Group divisions among the U-13 through U-19 boys and girls age groups led to 24 semi-final matches, with 11 divisions qualifying directly to championship matches, before the 23 champions received their hardware.
Below is the complete list of National Cup XX champions:
Leading the way as the only two clubs with multiple division titles were Eclipse Select Soccer Club and FC Stars as they each claimed a pair. Eclipse Select Soccer Club clinched boys national championships at the U-15 and U-17 Super Division age groups, while FC Stars took home U-14 and U-19 Super Division titles in girls competition. Additionally, STA repeated as U-16 Boys Super Division Champions, this time with their ’05 boys team. STA’s ’03 team won the same age group national title at National Cup XVIII in 2019.
National Cup, US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition, had teams in both boys and girls competition representing U-13 through U-19 age groups. All the teams qualified through five National Cup Regionals and qualifying state cups to advance to the the pinnacle of a challenging journey, the National Cup Finals.