2010 New York Cup champions crowned
CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 14, 2010) – Champions in U-9 through U-11 age groups were crowned June 13 at HBC Soccer Park in Melville, N.Y., as part of the 2010 New York Cup. A total of 174 teams participated in the inaugural event, which began with group play back in March.
“We were thrilled with not only the number of teams that participated, but the overall talent pool and quality of the tournament,” said New York Club Soccer League President Gary Grossman. “We feel the best of the best played in the New York Cup and I would like to thank Bill Rudy and the HBC Soccer Club for hosting the semifinals and finals at HBC Soccer Park.”
On the boys’ side, BW Gottschee Academy completed a very impressive tournament run as the club swept all three age divisions. On the girls’ side, three different clubs earned championships as South Huntington Argentina claimed the U-9 title, World Class FC Team ’99 won the U-10 division and HBC Impact ’98 earned the U-11 championship.
Group stage play of the New York Cup, US Club Soccer’s state championship event for member teams, kicked off in March with teams advancing into single-elimination rounds that took place in April and May. The top four teams in each division qualified for the final weekend of the tournament, with semifinals and finals taking place in each division.
A full list of 2010 New York Cup championship teams is shown below:
U-9: BW Gottschee Academy 2000-01
U-10: BW Gottschee Academy
U-11: BW Gottschee Academy Celtic
U-9: South Huntington Argentina
U-10: World Class FC Team '99
U-11: HBC Impact ‘98
For more information, please visit the New York Cup Web page.
Looking ahead to next year, registration will open soon for the 2010-11 New York Cup. In a change from this year, the U-9 through U-11 age groups will begin play in the fall of 2010 while the U-12 age group will be added in spring 2011. Also, Gold and Silver divisions of play will be offered.
About US Club Soccer:
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States. A member of the United States Soccer Federation since July 2001, US Club Soccer has grown to include member clubs and leagues in all 50 states. In addition to sanctioning and administering tournaments, leagues and other competitions as well as offering a range of programs for its members, US Club Soccer annually conducts the National Cup and the National Collegiate Showcase. US Club Soccer also directs its own player identification and development program – id2.
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