The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) had its most successful showing in state history at the US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup last week, crowning four champions and qualifying a total of five teams for the National Presidents Cup next month.
“We are excited about the recent success of our teams at Presidents Cup and look forward to them competing in the National Tournament,” said Hans Hobson, Chief Operating Officer of the Tennessee State Soccer Association.
Champions from Tennessee included TSC Williamson Showcase 09 (14U Girls), 07 Lady Lobos Elite (16U Girls), Tennessee Premier Lanus (18U Boys) and WUSC 2005 Boys Black (19U Boys), with FC Alliance 2010G RL (13U Girls) also advancing to the national competition after reaching the Southern Presidents Cup Finals.
The Southern Presidents Cup was held in Greenville, South Carolina, with teams vying for a spot in the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup this July in Wichita, Kansas. The State of Tennessee was very well represented from the start of the regional event, seeing a total of nine teams advance past group play and into the semifinals of the competition. All seven TSSA girls teams that made the trip to South Carolina reached the semifinals, where they were joined by a pair of TSSA boys teams.
The Division 2 Tournament of the TSSA State Cup presented teams with the opportunity to qualify for the Southern Presidents Cup. The Presidents Cup provides a progressive environment for teams seeking a series of unique challenges highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.
Next up is the USYS National Presidents Cup, which will take place from July 7-11 at the Stryker Sports Complex in Wichita, Kansas. Tournaments will be held for 13U to 19U boys and girls teams, opening with group play before hosting a semifinal and final round. College coaches and scouts will also be on hand at the competition as teams battle for the right to be called a national champion.