National Cup XVI Regionals about three months away

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15 Mar National Cup XVI Regionals about three months away

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Reduced-rate applications for all five National Cup XVI Regionals remain available for a limited time.

The 16th edition of the National Cup, US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series, features five Regionals across the country in June.

The application fee structure remains unchanged from National Cup XV Regionals this past summer. Applying earlier will ensure significant savings. Specific deadlines for each Regional can be found in the application links below.

The National Cup includes various state cups before progressing to the National Cup XVI Regionals. Ultimately, qualifying teams then compete for national titles at the National Cup XVI Finals, to be held July 21-24 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

The Midwest, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regionals are open to all member teams in 12-U through 18/19-U boys and girls age groups (birth years: 2005s, 2004s, 2003s, 2002s, 2001s, 2000s and combined 1998/99s). To accommodate the local landscapes in the West and Northwest, those two Regionals will include all those age groups and 2006s.

Winning 13-U through 18/19-U boys and girls teams (birth years: 2004s, 2003s, 2002s, 2001s, 2000s, 1998/99s) from Regionals and qualifying state cups advance to the National Cup XVI Finals.

The National Cup XVI will continue to have Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group brackets. During the National Cup XV, nearly 900 teams competed over the course of Regionals and the Finals.

National Cup XVI Regionals – 2017:

Date: Event: Host City/Venue
June 10-13 West Regional: Web page | Application Davis, Calif.: Davis Legacy Soccer Complex/Nugget Fields/Granite Park
June 23-26 Midwest Regional: Web page | Application Chicago, Ill.: Waukegan Sports Park/Libertyville Township Soccer Complex
June 24-27 Southeast Regional: Web page | Application Winston-Salem, N.C.: BB&T Sports Park
June 24-27 Northwest Regional: Web page | Application Yakima, Wash.: SOZO Sports Complex
June 26-29 Mid-Atlantic Regional: Web page | Application Somerset, N.J.: PDA Soccer Complex/Morningside Farm

National Cup XVI Finals – 2017:

Date: Event: Host City/Venue
July 21-24 Finals: Web page | Announcement Westfield, Ind.: Grand Park

West Regional
Most hosting venues are familiar to US Club Soccer’s National Cup history, and the trifecta of Davis Legacy Soccer Complex, Nugget Fields and Granite Park is no exception. This marks the fifth consecutive year hosting the West Regional for those complexes. The West Regional was previously held on separate, consecutive weekends for boys and girls teams, but this year’s event will be combined. The result is a competitive environment with 20+ fields in use.

Midwest Regional
The Midwest Regional is the longest running host of a Regional, as Libertyville Township Soccer Complex and Waukegan Sports Park enter their sixth consecutive year. Last year’s National Cup XV Midwest Regional included nearly 250 teams.

Southeast Regional
You have to take a dive into the US Club Soccer archives to find the last time BB&T Soccer Park hosted a Regional, which was 2008-10. The complex is well-equipped for the event, as it includes 12 Bermuda fields and a stadium field.

Northwest Regional
The Northwest Regional moves to a new location in 2017. SOZO Sports Complex in Yakima, Wash. opens its doors to US Club Soccer members vying for National Cup glory. It’s a sprawling venue that opened this past summer with 58 acres of multi-use grass and turf fields.

Mid-Atlantic Regional
The Mid-Atlantic Regional in Somerset, N.J. concludes the Regional slate. PDA Soccer Complex and Morningside Farm enter their fourth consecutive year hosting the event.

National Cup XVI Finals
The impressive facility of Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. should not be understated. The 2017 NPL Finals – the league-based national championship event for all National Premier Leagues clubs – will take place a week before the National Cup XVI Finals. Then, participating National Cup XVI Finals teams get their shot at the record books, marking the second time in three years that Grand Park will have hosted both national championships.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NationalCupXVI.

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