COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The second day of group stage play at National Cup XX Finals concluded on Saturday, July 17, seeing 42 teams remain with perfect records at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park. Tomorrow’s final day of group stage action will determine which teams qualify for semifinals or finals places on Monday.
National Cup, US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition, had teams in both boys and girls competition representing 26 states for 13-U through U-19 age groups. All the teams qualified through five National Cup Regionals and qualifying state cups to advance to the National Cup Finals.
Out of the 42 teams that still remain a perfect 2-0-0 for the tournament, 24 of those are boys squad and 18 are from girls competition. Those teams have either qualified or put themselves into a strong position to make Monday’s semifinals.
There were tightly contested contests throughout the second day play. Overall, there were 40 matches that were decided by a goal or less. Among those games, 23 were from boys competition and 17 in girls action.
The National Cup XX Finals continue tomorrow, July 18, with the final day of group stage action starting at 8:30 a.m. MDT to determine semifinals and finals places on Monday and Tuesday.
Continue to follow the action and results on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the tournament page, or the tournament schedule. Be sure to use the hashtag #NationalCupXX on all of your social media posts.
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