Twenty-five teams from 19 clubs claimed 2015 New Jersey Cup championships, May 9-10 at Cross Farm Park in Holmdel, N.J. Open to U-10 through U-18/19 boys and girls teams, the 2015 New Jersey Cup included a record-number of participating teams with 964 total teams.
NPL girls clubs from the New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL) and the New England Premier League competed this past weekend in the preliminary rounds of the regional NPL Crossover Cup competition, featuring U-14 through U-17 teams.
Fourteen teams representing 10 clubs clinched 2015 Florida Cup championships, May 9-10 at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex in Ocala, Fla. The 12th edition of the Florida Cup, US Club Soccer’s state championship event open to U-12 through U-18/19 boys and girls age groups, tested participating teams with a competitive schedule that began in March.
Twelve teams claimed championships at US Club Soccer’s 2nd annual Hawaii State Cup, held April 2-5 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on the island of Oahu, with four clubs earning berths to the National Cup XIV Finals.
The NPL Showcase (Girls) will return to Palm Coast, Fla., Dec. 31, 2015-Jan. 2, 2016, marking the second consecutive year US Club Soccer hosts a national showcase event for U-15 through U-17 girls age groups.
The U.S. Soccer U-15 boys national team won the Tournament delle Nazioni, May 1 in Gradisca D’Isonzo, Italy, after victories over Costa Rica, Croatia, Italy and Austria. Of the 20 players on the roster, seven have starred in previous id2 National Selection International Tours.
The youth soccer landscape in Texas is fundamentally changing as US Club Soccer prepares to launch a sweeping new competitive platform, created with input from Directors of Coaching at many of the top clubs in the state. The new organization, the United Soccer Clubs (USC), will launch in the fall of 2015 and feature the following clubs from the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas:
US Club Soccer representative San Francisco City FC dropped the opening match of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to Cal FC, 2-1, on April 25 in front of a record crowd of 1,519 spectators at historic Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
Phil Wright, who has served US Club Soccer as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2003, has been re-appointed by the board to a two-year term.
id2 alumnus Tommy Redding, who was a member of the 2011 id2 National Selection team that traveled to England and Scotland, has come a long way. From his youth stomping grounds at FC America to his budding professional career with Orlando City SC, the 6-foot-1-inch center back was signed by the Major League Soccer (MLS) club prior to this season as the its first Homegrown product.
A total of 112 players from 68 clubs participated in the id2 Training Camp, April 16-19, at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C. This was the second camp of the current cycle, which targets boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
Danny Barbir, a member of the talented 2012 id2 National Selection team that traveled to Spain, took the next step in his developing international soccer career by training with the West Bromwich Albion first team.
The second id2 Training Camp of spring 2015 gets underway at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C., April 16-19. The current age cycle, established in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer youth national teams, targets top boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
In its first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearance, San Francisco City FC (formerly Ticket Arsenal FC) will open the 102nd edition of the country’s longest-running national soccer competition by hosting Cal FC, April 25 at 2 p.m. PT at Kezar Stadium.
Discounted applications to the 2015 Great Plains Cup, US Club Soccer’s inaugural state championship event for U-11 through U-18/19 boys and girls teams in the area, remain available until April 20. The event is slated for June 6-7 at the Pepsi Soccer Complex in Mitchell, S.D.
An expanded Player Development Program (PDP) event held April 4 at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast, Fla., helped identify 193 of the area’s top youth players with 1997-2002 birth years. A total of 28 clubs were represented.
The 2015 Maryland Cup, US Club Soccer’s 4th annual state championship event for U-12 through U-17 boys and girls teams, will be held April 24-26 at multiple venues in the Westminster area. The application deadline is April 10.
The Virginia NPL, one of two new leagues in the NPL platform for the 2014-15 season, is welcoming a pair of new clubs for the 2015-16 season. Chantilly Youth Association and Virginia Youth Soccer will join the Virginia NPL beginning in fall 2015, increasing the total number of clubs to 12.
US Club Soccer is proud to announce the creation of the Great Plains Cup, beginning with a June 6-7 event at the Pepsi Soccer Complex in Mitchell, S.D.
A total of 106 players from 66 clubs across the country participated in the id2 Training Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., March 26-29. This was the first id2 Training Camp of the cycle, targeting boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
The first id2 Training Camp of the current cycle, targeting top boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001, takes place in Chula Vista, Calif., March 26-29.
Only three weeks remain for top U-16 through U-18 boys and girls NPL teams to apply for NPL berths at the 2015 soccerloco San Diego Surf Cup, to be held July 25-27 at the San Diego Polo Club.
Round out your team’s summer schedule by competing at any one of six National Cup XIV Regional events, which are open to all members in the U-11 through U-18/19 boys and girls age groups. Discounts are still available for a limited time for each Regional.
Highlighted by four matches against top Argentine youth academy teams, attendance at a pair of professional games and various soccer and cultural excursions, the 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour concluded this past Tuesday.
Mike Sweeney (Region II) and Tom Atencio (Region IV) have both been re-elected to the US Club Soccer Board of Directors. In addition, Mike Cullina (Region I) and George Fotopoulos (Region III) were elected as new members, and all four will serve two-year terms.