Virginia State Cup sees five out of six champions crowned
The spring edition of the annual Virginia Youth Soccer Association’s State Cup tournament wrapped up Sunday for all but the Under-14 boys.
Prince William Soccer, Inc (PWSI) were the only club to take home two titles; but they could be matched by Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC), who have yet to play in the U-14 boys final against Loudoun Soccer’s 99 Red side.
BRYC had a team in three of the five finals played over the weekend, giving the club four Finalists in total for the spring edition of the event. FC Virginia and Annandale Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) each won titles as well.
Here’s a run down of the final weekend results (complete 2013-14 results here):
Semifinal #1: Loudoun 01 Red 2:0 Bethesda SC South Yellow
Semifinal #2: Virginia Legacy East End Wizards 1:3 PWSI Courage 01 Red
Final: Loudoun 01 Red 0:4 PWSI Courage 01 Red
Semifinal #1: Braddock Road Elite 1:0 Beach FC Red
Semifinal #2: PWSI Courage 01 Red 1:0 Loudoun 01 Red
Final: Braddock Road Elite 0:2 PWSI Courage 01 Red
Semifinal #1: Braddock Road 00 Elite 2:1 Loudoun 00 Red
Semifinal #2: McLean MPS Hotspur Green 1:0 FPYC Fury
Final: McLean MPS Hotspur Green 0:2 Braddock Road 00 Elite
Semifinal #1: FC Virginia United 2:1 Chantilly SC Santos
Semifinal #2: BRYC 00 Elite 3:2 NVSC Jr Majestics 00
Final: FC Virginia United 2:1 Braddock Road 00 Elite
Semifinal #1: CYA Cesena 99 Purple 1:2 Loudoun 99 Red
Semifinal #2: PWSI Courage 99 Red 4:3 (PKs) BRYC 99 Elite
Final: Loudoun 99 Red vs. Braddock Road 99 Elite
Semifinal #1: Annandale United FC 5:1 LMVSC Patriots Red 99
Semifinal #2: Herndon United 2:1 Chantilly SC Elite
Final: Annandale United FC 4:0 Herndon United
*BRYC and Loudoun Soccer will face off later this month to determine the Under-14 Championship. Their State Cup tournament was delayed due to Olympic Development Program commitments by many players.
Unlike most of state associations in the United States’ US Youth Soccer network, Virginia only features Under-12 through Under-14 groups in the spring because both boys and girls high school soccer is played in the spring as well. The state does host an Under-19 competition in the spring, but is still in the application phase, as clubs cannot begin play until all squad members have returned from their college commitments
The Fall 2013 Champions
Under-15 Boys: Loudoun 98 Red
Under-15 Girls: NVSC United Blue
Under-16 Boys: Arlington Impact Red
Under-16 Girls: PWSI Courage Red
Under-17 Boys: Arlington Strikers Red
Under-17 Girls: VSA Heat 96
Under-18 Boys: ABGC Hawks
Under-18 Girls: Richmond Kickers Elite
All Champions will play in the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships from June 27 to July 1 in Kingston, Rhode Island. From there, the Under-14 through Under-19 Regional Champions will play in the US Youth Soccer National Championships July 22 through the July 27 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Editor’s Note: An earlier edition of this report erroneously stated that PWSI had advanced to the Under-14 boys final, when in fact it was BRYC.