Dates, locations of National Cup XXII Regionals & Finals announced
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 27, 2022) – The National Cup, US Club Soccer’s longest running competition that unites regions of the country through a cup-based championship series, will return next summer for its 22nd edition. National Cup XXII Regionals take place in June, and the prestigious National Cup XXII Finals will be hosted July 15-22 in Denver, Colorado.
State cups, hosted by member leagues and partners around the country, also play into the annual National Cup format, as they offer qualifying pathways to Regionals and Finals. Those state championship competitions take place in the fall and/or spring, depending on local scheduling accommodations.
The National Cup Finals will again follow an extended tournament schedule after a successful deployment this past summer. The boys competition is July 15-19, and the girls play July 18-22. This format benefits teams by not playing during the hottest temperatures of the day and also ensures less wear and tear on the fields.
DICK’S Sporting Goods Park has hosted US Club Soccer members competing for championships – including the National Cup Finals and NPL Finals – since 2019. The complex features 25 fields, including two turf. It serves as the home of Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids.
Mark your calendars: Registration for all National Cup XXII Regionals will open in January, and teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Regionals are open to U-13 through U-18/19 boys and girls age groups. The competition series features Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group divisions. Champions from regionals and qualifying state cups advance to the National Cup XXII Finals.
Because many state cup competitions are held prior to Regionals, state cup participating teams may also decide to compete in the Regional closest to them for a second chance at qualifying to the National Cup Finals, should they not earn direct advancement through their respective state cup. US Club Soccer consolidated its total number of Regionals in 2023 to more effectively support the growth of its state cups.
National Cup XXII Regionals - 2023
HOST CITY / VENUE(S)
South Central Regional
Bermuda Run, NC
Galway Downs Soccer Complex
National Cup XXII Finals - 2023
To help celebrate this year’s National Cup, members are encouraged to highlight finals and regional qualifiers, submit story suggestions, as well as share photos and videos by tagging @USClubSoccer on social media and using the hashtag #NationalCupXXII.
For questions, please contact your respective membership services representative.
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