New Jersey Youth Soccer crowned its 2019 Spring Commissioners Cup champions in the 15U-17U and 18U/19U divisions over the weekend, with semifinal games taking place on Saturday and championship matches being played on Sunday.
The action on the pitch concluded in dramatic fashion, with the final championship match on Sunday between German American Kickers United and TRIC Elite Rebels in the 17U Boys Division coming down to penalty kicks. After playing to a 1-1 draw in regulation, the two teams exchanged goals in the second extra time period before German American Kickers United edged out the win in penalties. Additionally, Deptford Soccer Association also provided a new tournament milestone for its program over the weekend. After securing its first-ever NJYS State Cup championship early on Sunday, the club eventually won a grand total of three Commissioners Cup titles by the end of the day.
NJYS Commissioners Cup Champions:
15U Boys: Delran Gunners
15U Girls: East Brunswick SC Breakers
16U Boys: Deptford Premier FC
16U Girls: Deptford FC 03
17U Boys: German American Kickers United
17U Girls: Monroe United 02
18U/19U Boys: Deptford Premier FC Fusion
18U/19U Girls: Cedar Stars Academy Bergen West
The Commissioners Cup is an NJYS State Cups tournament that was successfully introduced in 2018. The competition hosts travel teams in the 11U to 14U age groups in the fall, with the 15U through 18U/19U age groups participating in the spring/summer. This state-only tournament is designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams that do not play in the National Championship Series or Presidents Cup.
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