Twenty-seven teams win titles at National Cup XXIII Midwest Regional

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (June 18, 2025) – Twenty-seven teams emerged as champions from a tournament field of 248 teams representing 100 clubs and spanning 11 states at the National Cup XXIII Midwest Regional, June 14-17 at Waukegan Sports Park and Libertyville Township Sports Complex in suburban Chicago. The tournament featured U-13 through U-19 boys and girls teams competing among Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group divisions.

These champions have now earned qualification to the National Cup XXIII Finals, to be held July 18-25 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado. Of the 27 divisions, only three clubs won more than one bracket: Central Illinois United (U-13 Boys Premier Group, U-15 Premier Group 1), Flash Erie (U-14 Boys Premier Group 1, U-17 Boys Premier Group 2), Palatine Celtic SC (U-15 Premier Group 2, U-17 Girls Premier Group) and Minnesota Rush (U-16 Boys Super Group, U-17 Boys Super Group).

And for three clubs, they successfully defended last year’s Midwest Regional glory, winning divisions again this year: JaHbat, NOSC Blast and Minnesota Rush.




U-13 Super:

Team Chicago

North Shore FC

U-13 Premier:

Central Illinois United

Northern Steel

U-14 Super:

Libertyville FC 1974

FC Wisconsin

U-14 Premier 1:

Flash Erie

Lakeville SC

U-14 Premier 2:



U-15 Super:

Barca Academy Chicago


U-15 Premier 1:

Central Illinois United

Manta SC

U-15 Premier 2:

Palatine Celtic SC


U-16 Super:

Minnesota Rush

Lake Prior SC

U-16 Premier 1:

North East United

United Springfield Academy

U-16 Premier 2:

Tri-County SC


U-17 Super:

Minnesota Rush

NOSC Blast

U-17 Premier 1:

Chicago Fire Youth SC

Palatine Celtic SC

U-17 Premier 2:

Flash Erie


U-19 Super:

St. Louis Scott Gallagher


U-19 Premier:

PSG Academy Chicago


National Cup XXIII Regionals action concludes this weekend with the West Regional, June 21-24 in Temecula, CA.

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