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Over a five-day stretch, the 2021 US Club Soccer Minnesota Cup saw its highly successful event double in size of participation from previous state cup tournaments. During the event held June 2-6, a total of 21 of 26 champions earned qualification for US Club Soccer’s National Cup XX competition series.

The state cup featured two levels of competition, Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group. Minnesota State Cup directly qualified Super Group division champions from U-13 to U-18/U-19 age groups to US Club Soccer’s National Cup XX Finals, taking place July 16-20, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. Premier Group division winners earned qualification to US Club Soccer’s National Cup XX Midwest Regional, which was held in mid-June.

St. Croix Soccer Club led the way of all competing clubs clinching six division winners. On the girls side, four of St. Croix’s teams won titles in the U-13 Super, U-13 Premier, U-14 Super and U-16 Super groups. The two boys winners were in the U-15 Premier and U-19 Super groups.

Minnesota Cup also featured some winners competing at both the National Cup XX and NPL Postseason levels.

One of the winners included U-17 Girls Super Group champions Minnesota Thunder Academy 04G NPL Thorsell, who will be competing in the U-17 age group at NPL Finals this weekend in Colorado. Additionally, Lakeville SC 2006 Boys – Selects, who competed in last week’s NPL Boys West Playoffs, won the U-15 Boys Super Group to earn direct qualification for National Cup XX.

Below is a full list of winners and the 21 that qualified for either the National Cup XX Finals or National Cup XX Midwest Regional:

DIVISION
BOYS
GIRLS
U-11 Super:Fusion SC 10 Academy 1
U-12 Super:Tonka United SA 09 Boys Academy 1Kickers FC U12 Girls Elite
U-12 Premier:Salvo SC 09B South SteelCottage Grove United 2009 Girls
U-13 Super:St. Paul BlackhawksSt. Croix SC 08 Girls Academy 1
U-13 Premier:Fusion SC 08 Select 1St. Croix SC 09 Girls Academy
U-14 Super:St. Paul Blackhawks 07 Boys BlackSt. Croix SC 07 Girls Academy
U-14 Premier:St. Paul Blackhawks 07 Boys RedEast Ridge SC 07 Girls Elite
U-15 Super:Lakeville SC 2006 Boys – SelectsMinnesota Thunder Academy 06G NPL Hartwell
U-15 Premier:St. Croix SC 06 Boys Academy BlueSalvo SC 06G Orange
U-16 Super:Manitou FC 2005 Boys Orange PremierSt. Croix SC 05 Girls Academy
U-16 Premier:Salvo SC 05B East SteelWright County SC 2005 GU16 Regional
U-17 Super:Lakeville SC 2004 Boys – Select NPLMinnesota Thunder Academy 04G NPL Thorsell
U-17 Premier:
U-19 Super:St. Croix SC 03 Boys Academy BlueMinnesota Thunder Academy 02G NPL Hartwell
U-19 Premier:Lakeville SC 2002 Girls – Selects

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A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.


ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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