Champions were crowned this past weekend at the finals of the Fall Connecticut Cup Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which were held at Farmington Sports Arena. Connecticut Cup champions are now eligible for regional play at the US Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup next summer in West Virginia.
“Congratulations to those who competed this past Sunday in the Connecticut Cup Finals. It was a fantastic day of soccer, and great weather,” said Josh Krusewski, Executive Director of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. “To those champions choosing to continue onto the East Region Presidents Cup in West Virginia, we wish you the best of luck!”
Fall Connecticut Cup Champions
11U Boys (Small-Sided): West Hartford Soccer Club
12U Boys (Small-Sided): Soccer Club of Guilford
13U Boys: Stamford Youth Soccer
14U Boys: Plainville Soccer Club
15U Boys: Soccer Club of New Milford, Darien Soccer Association*
11U Girls (Small-Sided): Trumbull United Soccer Club
12U Girls (Small-Sided): Darien Soccer Association
13U Girls: Wethersfield Soccer Club
14U Girls: North Haven Soccer Club
15U Girls: Farmington Soccer Club, Milford United Soccer Club*
*Teams were crowned co-champions. Match ended in a draw following two 10-minute extra time periods.
As mentioned above, Connecticut Cup champions are now eligible for regional play at the US Youth Soccer (USYS) Eastern Presidents Cup, which will take place next June in Charleston and Barboursville, West Virginia. Regional winners then move onto the USYS National Presidents Cup the following month in Wichita, Kansas. The USYS Presidents Cup provides a progressive and competitive environment to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.
Participation in the Connecticut Cup Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods is made available to teams playing in the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) that meet residency requirements. The Connecticut Cup is played in the fall for both boys and girls teams in the 11U and 12U (9v9), 13U, 14U and 15U age divisions. During the spring season, the Connecticut Cup is hosted for boys and girls teams in the 11U and 12U (9v9), 13U to 17U and 19U age groups.