Applications are now available to the 2021 Ohio State Cup, US Club Soccer's state tournament for 8-U through 19-U boys and girls teams.
Open to US Club Soccer member teams in Ohio, 12-U and younger age groups will play at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby and 13-U and older age groups will play at Strongsville Complex in Strongsville. The Ohio State Cup is presented by the NPL's Great Lakes Alliance. Interested teams have until Jan. 31, 2021 to register.
The Ohio State Cup offers both Super Group (most competitive) and Premier divisions. All 2021 Ohio State Cup champions in the 13-U through 19-U Super Group brackets advance to the National Cup XX Finals in Colorado in July 2021. Premier Group champions of the Ohio State Cup earn entry to the National Cup XX Midwest Regional in Chicago in June 2021.
Information on US Club Soccer's 20th anniversary of its cup-based championship series, the National Cup, will be announced soon at usclubsoccer.org/national-cup.
Preliminary matches of the 2021 Ohio State Cup will be held in mid-May, and the semifinals and finals for all age groups will take place May 22-23 in Columbus. The playing format is traditional round-robin play with championship games: 7v7 for 8-U through 10-U teams, 9v9 for 11-U and 12-U teams and 11v11 for 13-U through 19-U teams.
Teams must hold US Club Soccer passcards at the time of the event in order to participate. Teams currently not carded with US Club Soccer may do so by contacting Membership Services Representative Todd Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 346-7707.
For more information about the Ohio State Cup, please contact Ed Bernstein, President of the Great Lakes Alliance, at email@example.com.
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.