Champions were crowned this past weekend at the finals of the Fall Connecticut Cup Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which were held at Tunxis Mead Athletics Fields in Farmington. Connecticut Cup champions are now eligible for regional play at the US Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup, which will be hosted next June in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
“Congratulations to those who competed this past Saturday in the Connecticut Cup Finals. It was a fantastic day of soccer,” said Josh Krusewski, Executive Director of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. “To those champions choosing to continue onto the East Region Presidents Cup in Pennsylvania, we wish you the best of luck!”
Fall Connecticut Cup – Boys Champions
11U Boys (Small-Sided): Old Greenwich Thunder
12U Boys (Small-Sided): South Windsor
13U Boys: Trumbull United
14U Boys: Bethel Youth Soccer
15U Boys: Farmington Soccer Club
Fall Connecticut Cup – Girls Champions
11U Girls (Small-Sided): Darien Blue
12U Girls (Small-Sided): Avon Crush
13U Girls: Farmington Soccer Club
14U Girls: Milford Lightning
15U Girls: Simsbury Comets
As previously mentioned, Connecticut Cup champions are now eligible for regional play at the US Youth Soccer (USYS) Eastern Presidents Cup. Regional winners then move onto the USYS National Presidents Cup 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.