US Club Soccer Championships head to Colorado for Summer 2019
(Via US Club Soccer) – US Club Soccer will bring its ENPL National Finals, Girls NPL Finals and National Cup XVIII Finals to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado next summer. As in previous years, these events will be held on consecutive weekends, featuring thousands of top youth soccer players competing for championships at the conclusion of year-long competition.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, featuring 22 grass fields and two turf fields, is well designed for these high-profile tournaments. In addition to serving as the home of the Colorado Rapids Development Academy, the complex also hosts various camps, clinics, national tournaments and international events every year. It is operated by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment and is the home of Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids.
The 2019 ENPL National Finals and 2019 Girls NPL Finals will be held concurrently, July 11-15. The ENPL National Finals includes a larger tournament field than the inaugural event in 2018, which featured the top four boys teams from 14-U, 15-U, 16-U and 17-U age groups. In 2019, the ENPL National Finals welcomes the top four boys teams from the 14-U age group and the top eight boys teams from 15-U, 16-U and 17-U divisions. Postseason berths are earned at the 2019 ENPL National Playoff, June 28-July 2 in Rockford, Illinois.
The 2019 Girls NPL Finals will continue to feature the top qualifiers from year-long competition among various NPLs throughout the country. Those age groups are 13-U through 19-U with about 90 teams expected to compete.
While the ENPL National Finals and Girls NPL Finals represent the culminating events of club-based competition, US Club Soccer’s cup-based series reaches its climax in 2019 at the National Cup XVIII Finals, July 19-23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Qualifying teams from state cups and National Cup XVIII Regionals advance to the National Cup XVIII Finals, which will include 13-U through 19-U divisions.
This is the first time US Club Soccer will make Commerce City, Colorado – about eight miles northeast of Denver – its summer championship home. US Club Soccer championship events were hosted in nearby Aurora, Colorado in 2016 and 2018.