TINTON FALLS, N.J. | Twenty-eight champions emerged from a large field of teams in the 2019 New Jersey Cup, after the championship games were held June 2 at the Capelli Sport Complex. Ten of those teams earned qualification to the National Cup XVIII Mid-Atlantic Regional after winning their respective Premier Groups, while the 10 Super Group division champions and 19-U winners qualified directly to the National Cup XVIII Finals.
The 13-U through 18/19-U boys and girls age groups featured Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group divisions. While the 2019 New Jersey Cup concluded last week, the preliminary rounds began in March.
A total of 13 STA teams reached their respective finals, and seven of those went on to win titles. Five other clubs brought home multiple state championships: NJ Stallions (3), PDA (3), Torpedoes SC (3), FC Copa Academy (2) and Ironbound SC (2).
|10-U:||Torpedoes SC Red||PDA Legacy White|
|11-U:||Torpedoes SC Red||STA-MUSC ‘08|
|12-U:||STA-MUSC ’07 NPL||Torpedoes SC|
|13-U (Super Group):||Ironbound ’06 Red-Inter||STA-MUSC ‘05|
|13-U (Premier Group):||Ironbound ’06 White-Hawks||NJ Crush FC Blaze|
|14-U (Super Group):||Real Jersey FC ‘05||STA-MUSC ‘05|
|14-U (Premier Group):||Hackensack Royals FC||NJ Stallions ’05 North Utd. NPL|
|15-U (Super Group):||STA-MUSC ‘04 NPL||PDA South Barcelona|
|15-U (Premier Group):||Jersey Crew SC Panthers||FC Copa Academy ‘04|
|16-U (Super Group):||STA-MUSC ‘03 NPL||FC Copa Academy ‘03|
|16-U (Premier Group):||NJ Stallions Academy ’03 Inter NPL||STA-MUSC ’03 NPL|
|17-U (Super Group):||NJ Stallions Academy ’02 Bayern NPL||PDA Ajax|
|17-U (Premier Group):||Union SC Spartans ‘02||Mount Laurel United Pride|
|18/19-U:||Holmdel FC NJX Madrid||Cedar Stars Academy Bergen West ‘01 NPL|
The New Jersey Cup serves as a strong proving ground for its representatives at the National Cup Finals. Numerous champions in the National Cup history books were New Jersey Cup products. Last year, STA MUSC ’03 NPL won the 15-U Boys Super Group – of which the squad has repeated this year as state cup champions by winning the 16-U division – and advanced all the way to the National Cup XVII Finals 15-U Boys Super Group championship final, only to come up one goal short of the ultimate prize.
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