2021 Central States Cup awards 27 total titles and 22 National Cup XXI qualification spots

KANSAS CITY (Dec. 8, 2021) – Following two weekends of competition, the 2021 US Club Soccer Central States Cup, hosted by Sporting Kansas City Youth, crowned 27 total champions and 22 earned qualification to 2022 National Cup XXI, US Club Soccer’s cup-based championship series.

The Central States Cup, which was hosted at Compass Minerals Sporting Fields and Swope Soccer Village, featured two levels of competition, Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group, for U11 through U18/19 girls and boys play. Winners from each division for the U13 to U18/U-19 girls and boys age groups earned direct qualification to US Club Soccer’s National Cup XXI Midwest Regionals, which will take place June 17-20, 2022, in Chicago.

The tournament was split into two weekends of action. The first weekend took place Nov. 5-7, 2021, which featured U11-U14 boys and U11-U18/19 girls competition. The final weekend featured the remaining boys games for the U15-U18/19 age groups on Dec. 3-5, 2021.

“Our team at Sporting Kansas City enjoyed working with US Club Soccer to host Central States Cup this year”, said Alec Smith, Tournament Director with Sporting Kansas City Youth. “We were able to bring together exciting matchups and host quality teams from around the region, providing them a unique tournament experience. Good luck to the teams moving on to Midwest Regionals and we look forward to hosting additional teams in the future!”

KCSG led the way with 13 total titles across boys and girls competitions at the Central States Cup. KC Fusion Academy came in second with six total titles over the two weekends. Additionally, KC Athletics Academy and Sporting Wichita each won two total championships, while teams from Overland Park Academy, Sporting Missouri Valley and Colorado Rapids all claimed a championship.

Below is a list of all 27 champions from the 2021 Central States Cup:

AGE GROUP:

BOYS:

GIRLS:

U11 Super:

Colorado Rapids 2011

KC Fusion Academy 11

U12 Super:

KC Fusion Academy 10

KC Fusion Academy 10

U12 Premier:

Overland Park Academy 10

U13 Super:

KC Athletics Academy Elite 09B

KCSG ECNL RL 09

U13 Premier:

KCSG Elite 09B

U14 Super:

KC Athletics Academy Elite 08B

KCSG ECNL RL 08

U14 Premier:

Sporting Missouri Valley Bayern Munich

Sporting Wichita Elite 08

U15 Super:

Sporting Wichita Elite 07B

KCSG ECNL RL 07

U15 Premier:

KCSG Elite 07B

U16 Super:

KC Fusion Academy 06

KCSG ECNL RL 07

U16 Premier:

KCSG 06B Elite

KCSG Elite 06

U17 Super:

KC Fusion Academy 05

KCSG ECNL RL 05

U17 Premier:

KCSG Elite Navy 05

KCSG Elite 05

U18/19 Super:

KCSG 03B Elite

KC Fusion Academy ECRL 05

U18/19 Premier:

KCSG Elite 04B Elite

KCSG Elite 03/04


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