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Boys Jun 28, 2014

US Club Soccer National Cup XIII continues with trio of Regionals; 56 teams win titles

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Via US Club Soccer) Three National Cup XIII Regional events were held around the country this past week, and as a result, 42 of the 56 total championship teams have punched their tickets to the National Cup XIII Finals.

The National Cup XIII Finals, slated for July 18-21 in Greensboro, N.C., is the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series. U-13 through U-17 boys and girls teams make up the field.

Regionals are open to U-11 through U-18/19 boys and girls age groups, with two competitive divisions – Super Group and Premier Group – offered. Two Regional events remain: Midwest (June 27-30) and Mid-Atlantic (June 30-July 2).

Northwest Regional
The National Cup XIII Northwest Regional was held in Seattle, June 20-23, with 155 teams converging on the impressive 60 Acres Soccer Complex.
Crossfire Premier (Wash.) was frequently called to the winner’s podium, as it claimed five championships in various divisions.

Washington Premier FC, winners of the U-13 Girls Premier Group, turned in nine points to win its bracket, scoring 13 goals and allowing just two in the process. In the U-16 Boys Super Group, Real Tuzos edged Emerald City FC in a thrilling 2-1 final.
Winning clubs are listed below:  

U-11: Super Group: Washington Timbers (Wash.) / Premier Group: Crossfire Premier (Wash.) Eastside FC (Wash.)
U-12: Super Group: Crossfire Premier (Wash.) / Premier Group: XiFA SC (Wash.) Super Group: Crossfire Premier (Wash.) / Premier Group: Northwest Nationals (Wash.)
U-13: Crossfire Premier (Wash.) Super Group: Crossfire United (Wash.) / Premier Group: Washington Premier FC (Wash.)
U-14: Super Group: Aguilitas (Wash.) / Premier Group: WestSound FC (Wash.) Super Group: Crossfire Premier (Wash.) / Premier Group: Washington Timbers (Wash.)
U-15: Super Group: FC Portland Academy (Ore.) / Premier Group: Crossfire Select (Wash.) Super Group: Washington Rush (Wash.) / Premier Group: Washington Timbers (Wash.)
U-16: Super Group: Real Tuzos (Ariz.) / Premier Group: Northwest Nationals (Wash.) Super Group: FC Alliance (Wash.) / Premier Group: Federal Way FC (Wash.)
U-17: XiFA SC (Wash.) Super Group: Central Washington SA (Wash.) / Premier Group: Eastside FC (Wash.)
U-19: LASC Eagles (Ore.)

Southeast Regional
Championship teams from the National Cup XIII Southeast RegionalJuly after winning titles at the site where the National Cup XIII Finals will be held.

Bryan Park Soccer Complex rewarded a diverse group of winners, as 16 teams from six different states earned trophies at the June 21-24 event. Uppr9t  (N.C.) won two age groups: U-15 boys and U-17 girls.

“I have attended Regionals for over five years with teams and it improves every year,” Wes Lewis, Director of Coaching of Uppr9t, said. “The organization, fields and competition were of the highest quality, and the varying styles of teams was fun for the kids to experience. We look forward to the National Cup XIII Finals.”

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Annandale United, winners of the U-16 Girls Super Group and U-17 Boys Super Group respectively, were each repeat champions from last year’s event.

Winning clubs are listed below:   

U-11: CRSC Carolina Select IDF (N.C.)
U-12: Carolina FC Galaxy (N.C.) Carolina Elite SA (S.C.)
U-13: Greensboro United SA (N.C.) Virginia Rush (Va.)
U-14: Premier UK Elite (N.C.) Lake Norman SC (N.C.)
U-15: Uppr9t (N.C.) Super Group: FC Copa Celeste (N.J.) / Premier Group: TUSA Gold (N.C.)
U-16: BFC Barca (Va.) Super Group: Riverhounds (Pa.) / Premier Group: Northern Steel SC (Pa.)
U-17: Super Group: Annandale United FC (Va.) / Premier Group: Orlando FC QPR Elite (Fla.) Uppr9t (N.C.)

West Regional (girls)
s boys teams battled for supremacy, the National Cup XIII West Regional (girls) took over Davis, Calif., June 21-24, with additional impressive, championship performances.

Davis Legacy SC won Super Group divisions in the U-12 and U-13 age groups. Its U-13 team, Dynamite, boasted a 3-0-1 record that included nine goals scored and only one allowed in group play. On the U-12 side, Davis Legacy SC Stampede scored six goals against group foes and allowed nothing to cross its own net en route to a 3-0 record.

“Being able to win two Super Group divisions at the National Cup XIII West Regional (girls) solidifies Davis Legacy Soccer Club as a major contender at the National Cup XIII Finals,” Alex Park, Director of Operations for Davis Legacy SC, said. “It wasn’t easy, but our players came together and performed well in the competitive atmosphere. The Finals will be another difficult test, but our U-13 team is ready for the challenge to compete against top talent from all the country.”

Sacramento United SC’s U-16 Extreme team scored an impressive 13 goals during its 4-0 championship run through the Premier Group, while only allowing one goal.

Winning clubs are listed below:  

U-11: San Juan Spirits (Calif.) Barcelona Bay Area Academy (Calif.)
U-12: Davis Legacy SC (Calif.) Central Marin SC (Calif.)
U-13: Davis Legacy SC (Calif.) Capital Athletic SA (Calif.)
U-14: California Magic SC (Calif.) Sparta United SC (Utah)
U-15: Ajax East Bay SC (Calif.) West Coast SC (Calif.)
U-16: CenCal Cosmos SC (Calif.) Sacramento United SC (Calif.)
U-17: Bay Oaks Botafogo (Calif.) Ajax United (Calif.)

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