National Cup XXII Finals awards champions in Denver, wrapping cup-based championship series

DENVER, Colorado (July 22, 2023) – Two dozen teams were awarded championships at the National Cup XXII Finals, held at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado, July 15-22. Boys teams played July 15-19, while the girls teams competed July 18-22.

The National Cup is US Club Soccer’s longest-running competition, celebrating its 22nd edition this summer. The Finals is the culminating event of a cup-based championship series that includes qualifying state cups and National Cup Regionals. More than 2,500 teams competed in this year’s series, including 240 U-13 through U-19 boys and girls teams at the National Cup Finals. The tournament field, which included teams from 22 states, provided a developmentally stimulating environment with geographical diversity, contrasting styles and championship pressure. Winning teams endured three group stage games, before advancing to semifinal and final rounds.

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Congratulations to the following National Cup XXI Finals winners with qualifying events in parentheses:


Boys

Girls

U-13 Super Group

California Rush-South Gate (SOCAL State Cup)

Hawaii Rush (Hawaii State Cup)

U-13 Premier Group

AC Brea (SOCAL State Cup)

Renegades SC (Texas State Cup)

U-14 Super Group

STA (New Jersey State Cup)

Chicago Rush (Midwest Regional)

U-14 Premier Group

Quaker Elite SC (Southeast Regional)

SG1 Soccer (USC Open Cup)

U-15 Super Group

Doral SC (Florida Cup)

Hawaii Rush (Hawaii State Cup)

U-15 Premier Group

AC Brea (West Regional)

Soccer Vision Academy (Ohio State Cup)

U-16 Super Group

Clovis Crossfire (NorCal State Cup)

Hawaii Rush (Hawaii State Cup)

U-16 Premier Group

FC Prime (Florida Cup)

St. Louis Scott Gallagher (South Central Regional)

U-17 Super Group

Sporting Springfield (South Central Regional)

Sporting California (West Regional)

U-17 Premier Group

Illinois Elite (Midwest Regional)

North Oaks SC (Midwest Regional)

U-19 Super Group

West Side Alliance SC (South Central Regional)

Canton Akron United Force (Ohio State Cup)

U-19 Premier Group

West Side Alliance SC (South Central Regional)

Eden Prairie SC (Minnesota State Cup)

On the girls side, Hawaii Rush was the big winner, going a perfect 3-0 on championship day to win the U-13 Super Group, U-15 Super Group and U-16 Super Group. Eden Prairie SC, North Oaks SC, Sporting California USA (competed as Murrieta Soccer Academy last year) and St. Louis Scott Gallagher all repeated as champions after winning the U-19 Premier Group, U-17 Super Group, U-16 Super Group and U-13 Premier Group, respectively, last year.

On the boys side, two clubs repeated as champions: West Side Alliance SC and STA. West Side Alliance fielded two teams in the U-19 age group – one Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group – with both triumphing. For STA, that makes a three-peat after winning the U-16 Super Group in 2021, the U-19 Super Group in 2022 and then this year’s U-14 Super Group.

The title winners qualified from a diverse array of events – 14 in total. The leading qualifying events were the National Cup XXII Midwest Regional, the National Cup XXII South Central Regional and the Hawaii State Cup, which each produced three Finals champions.


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