Eight teams claim 2010-11 New York Cup championships
CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 14, 2011) – Eight teams from six different clubs claimed New York Cup championships as the event came to a close Sunday, when champions were crowned in the U-12 boys’ and girls’ divisions at the World Class Complex in Orangeburg. Winners in the U-9 through U-11 boys’ and girls’ divisions were decided on June 5 at Northport Soccer Park.
A record total of 240 teams participated in the second annual New York Cup, US Club Soccer’s statewide event for member teams. The competition began with group play in September with the top four teams in each age group advancing to the final weekend of play.
“The New York Cup continues to evolve into one of the fastest-growing events in the Northeast and we were thrilled by the great experience we were able to create for the teams throughout the competition,” said New York Club Soccer League President Gary Grossman. “The level of play was top-notch and the atmosphere was outstanding, with more than 2,500 people at Northport Soccer Park for the U-9 through U-11 championships.”
Leading the way with a pair of titles each were Albertson SC (U-12 boys and U-12 girls) and South Huntington (U-9 and U-10 girls). U-10 girls champion South Huntington Argentina was one of three squads to successfully defend its 2010 New York Cup title. That group also included World Class FC ’99 (U-11 girls champion in 2011) and BW Gottschee Academy (U-11 boys).
A full list of 2010-11 New York Cup championship teams is shown below:
U-9: Manhattan Soccer Club Boys '01 Premier
U-10: HBC Crush
U-11: BW Gottschee Cosmos Academy
U-12: Albertson SC ‘98 Academy
U-9: South Huntington Brazil
U-10: South Huntington Argentina
U-11: World Class FC Team '99
U-12: Albertson SC Fury ‘98
Registration is currently open for the 2011-12 edition of the New York Cup. As a result of the event’s rapid growth through its first two years, the third annual New York Cup will be expanded to include U-9 through U-15 boys’ and girls’ teams.
The fee for the event is $250 and each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. The registration deadline for the 2011-12 New York Cup is Aug. 1.
[New York Cup registration link]
Registration is also open for the New York Club Soccer League Fall 2011 season. Open to U-10 through U-17 boys’ and girls’ teams, the registration deadline for the league is July 21.
[New York Club Soccer League Fall 2011 season registration link]
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. US Club Soccer also directs its own player identification and development program – id2.
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