Keeping up with the National Cup XVI Finals

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21 Jul Keeping up with the National Cup XVI Finals

Schedules/results | Photos | usclubsoccer.org/nationalcup

WESTFIELD, Ind. | US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition, the National Cup Finals, celebrates its 16th annual event, July 21-24 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

A total of 180 teams from 104 clubs and 23 states aim to cap off their 2016-17 seasons with national titles. They’re competing among Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group divisions within 13-U through 18/19-U boys and girls age groups.

There are two qualifying paths to the National Cup XVI Finals: through any of the five National Cup XVI Regionals or through any of the various qualifying state cups throughout the country.

Keep up with the National Cup XVI Finals by browsing daily updates below. Photos, videos and more will be available throughout the tournament. You’re encouraged to join the conversation on social media by following @USClubSoccer on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #NationalCupXVI.

Media coverage:

Monday, July 24:

Monitor the schedules below for updated results as games are completed.

  • 13-U Boys
    • Super Group: Western United Pioneers FC ’04 NPL 2, Sockers FC ’04 Academy I 1
    • Premier Group: Apple Valley SC Storm Academy 2, Sockers FC ’04 Academy 2 0
  • 13-U Girls
    • Super Group: FC Dallas ’04 JDL Red 1, FC Stars Pre-ECNL ’04 0
    • Premier Group: North Central United Select 2, Rev Academy Black 1
  • 14-U Boys
    • Super Group: Sockers FC ’03 Academy I 1, STA MUSC ’03 NPL 0
    • Premier Group: North Central United Select 3, Seacoast United Maine ’03 1
  • 14-U Girls
    • Super Group: Boston Breakers Academy ’03 ECNL 2, Hawaii Rush ’03 1
    • Premier Group: Northern Steel Fusion 3, Rev Academy Black 2
  • 15-U Boys
    • Super Group: GPS MA ’02 NPL 2, Empire Niagara Elite 1
    • Premier Group: GPS NH Classics ’02 NPL 2, Rochester Futbol ’02 1
  • 15-U Girls
    • Super Group: Massapequa Lil Rowdies NPL ’02 1, Seacoast United ’02 NPL 0
    • Premier Group: Lonestars ’02 Red SA 1, FC Boulder ’02 Elite 0
  • 16-U Boys
    • Super Group: Rochester Futbol ’01 3, Minneapolis United Premier 2
    • Premier Group: LFC NPL ’01 2, GPS NH Classics ’01 NPL 1
  • 16-U Girls
    • Super Group: South Shore Select AP 2, Massapequa NPL ’01 Cosmos 0
    • Premier Group: ASE ’01 Emerald 3, SoCal Rush 2
  • 17-U Boys
    • Super Group: NEFC ’00 NPL 2, TSF Academy ’00 1
    • Premier Group: Charlotte Eagles XLR8 2, GPS MA ’00 State Elite 1
  • 17-U Girls
    • Super Group: NJ Stallions Stampede NPL 2, ISA Elite ’00 NPL 0
    • Premier Group: Cleveland Cobras 3, Lonestar ’00 Red SA 2
  • 18/19-U Boys
    • Premier Group: Seacoast United Maine NPL 98/99 3, Eastern FC Spurs ’98 NPL 1
  • 18/19-U Girls
    • Super Group: Riverhounds Academy ’99 2, Lake Grove-Newfield SC Tsunami 0

Sunday, July 23:

The first half of the day features the remaining group stage games, while the afternoon matches have semifinal matchups. Grand Park flirted with inclement weather during the opening time slot, but severe weather stayed away from the complex.

Monday’s national championship matchups listed below:

  • 13-U Boys
    • Super Group: Sockers FC ’04 Academy 1 vs. Western United Pioneers FC ’04 NPL, 9 a.m. on Field 30
    • Premier Group: Apple Valley SC Storm Academy vs. Sockers FC ’04 Academy 2, 9 a.m. on Field 17
  • 13-U Girls
    • Super Group: FC Dallas ’04 JDL Red vs. FC Stars Pre-ECNL ’04, 9 a.m. on Field 19
    • Premier Group: North Central United Select vs. Rev Academy Black, 9 a.m. on Field 20
  • 14-U Boys
    • Super Group: Napa SA ’03 vs. STA MUSC ’03 NPL, 11 a.m. on Field 30
    • Premier Group: North Central United Select vs. Seacoast United Maine ’03, 9 a.m. on Field 21
  • 14-U Girls
    • Super Group: Hawaii Rush ’03 vs. Boston Breakers Academy ’03 ECNL, 11 a.m. on Field 19
    • Premier Group: Northern Steel Fusion vs. Rev Academy Black, 9 a.m. on Field 22
  • 15-U Boys
    • Super Group: GPS MA ’02 NPL vs. Empire Niagara Elite, 11 a.m. on Field 20
    • Premier Group: Rochester Futbol ’02 vs. GPS NH Classics ’02 NPL, 9 a.m. on Field 27
  • 15-U Girls
    • Super Group: Seacoast United ’02 NPL vs. Massapequa Lil Rowdies NPL ’02, 11 a.m. on Field 21
    • Premier Group: Lonestars ’02 Red SA vs. FC Boulder ’02 Elite, 11 a.m. on Field 22
  • 16-U Boys
    • Super Group: Minneapolis United Premier vs. Rochester Futbol ’01, 11 a.m. on Field 28
    • Premier Group: LFC NPL ’01 vs. GPS NH Classics ’01 NPL, 9 a.m. on Field 28
  • 16-U Girls
    • Super Group: South Shore Select AP vs. Massapequa NPL ’01 Cosmos, 11 a.m. on Field 27
    • Premier Group: ASE ’01 Emerald vs. SoCal Rush, 9 a.m. on Field 25
  • 17-U Boys
    • Super Group: NEFC ’00 NPL vs. TSF Academy ’00, 11 a.m. on Field 29
    • Premier Group: Charlotte Eagles XLR8 vs. GPS MA ’00 State Elite, 9 a.m. on Field 23
  • 17-U Girls
    • Super Group: ISA Elite ’00 NPL vs. NJ Stallions Stampede NPL, 9 a.m. on Field 24
    • Premier Group: Cleveland Cobras vs. Lonestar ’00 Red SA, 9 a.m. on Field 29
  • 18/19-U Boys
    • Super Group: Lake Grove-Newfield Rampage vs. CSA Marlboro SA Warriors Blue, 11 a.m. on Field 23
    • Premier Group: Seacoast United Maine NPL 98/99 vs. Eastern FC Spurs ’98 NPL, 11 a.m. on Field 25
  • 18/19-U Girls
    • Super Group: Riverhounds Academy ’99 vs. Lake Grove-Newfield SC Tsunami, 11 a.m. on Field 24

Saturday, July 22:

The second day of group stage games are being held under overcast skies, and *fingers crossed* that it gets no worse than that today. Republic Wireless, the Official Wireless Partner of US Club Soccer, is on-site offering megaphones filled with popcorn and a photo booth.

Participants are also encouraged to browse official National Cup XVI gear at the Soccer.com retail area. Both partners are on the grass field side of Grand Park. Gatorade is back at it this week, supplying hydration stations and recovery snacks for teams throughout the complex.

Photos are being uploaded throughout the day to the tournament photo gallery on Facebook.

Friday, July 21:

It’s the second time in two weeks that Grand Park has hosted a US Club Soccer national championship, as the complex welcomed 150 teams for the 2017 NPL Finals, July 13-17.

This extended weekend is a little different, as teams are competing for cup-based championships and there are slightly more competitors. But, what remains the same is the sense of urgency teams are bringing to the competition, as they’re potentially a few days away from walking on stage with medals around their necks, a National Cup trophy in tow and a permanent place in the history books.

Games began at 11 a.m. after a two-hour weather delay. Time slots are held every two hours with the last games kicking off at 7 p.m. For inclement weather, participants are encouraged to monitor @USClubSoccer on Twitter and the Finals web page.

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