Five Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) teams were victorious today in the semifinal round of the US Youth Soccer Southern Presidents Cup, punching their tickets to the championship match for their respective age groups on Sunday morning. Advancing to the Southern Presidents Cup Finals are FC Alliance 2010G RL (13U Girls), TSC Williamson Showcase 09 (14U Girls), 07 Lady Lobos Elite (16U Girls), Tennessee Premier Lanus (18U Boys) and WUSC 2005 Boys Black (19U Boys).
The Southern Presidents Cup has been taking place this week in Greenville, South Carolina, with teams vying for a spot in the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup next month in Wichita, Kansas. Both champions and finalists in the 13U to 18U age groups will continue onto the National Presidents Cup, meaning that FC Alliance 2010G RL (13U Girls), TSC Williamson Showcase 09 (14U Girls), 07 Lady Lobos Elite (16U Girls) and Tennessee Premier Lanus (18U Boys) have already secured their opportunity to play for a National Presidents Cup Championship in July. Only Southern Presidents Cup champions at the 19U level will advance to the National Presidents Cup, so WUSC 2005 Boys Black will need one more win on Sunday to book their trip to Kansas.
USYS Southern Presidents Cup Finals (TSSA Teams in Bold, Times in EDT)
13U Girls – FC Alliance 2010G RL vs. Union 10 FC 2010 Girls (AL) at 8:15 AM
14U Girls – TSC Williamson Showcase 09 vs. 2009 Elite Girls Blue-Middleton/Taylor (MS) at 9:45 AM
16U Girls – 07 Lady Lobos Elite vs. Capital City SC 07G Sky South (STX) at 9:45 AM
18U Boys – Tennessee Premier Lanus vs. JFC 2005B Elite Blue (FL) at 7:45 AM
19U Boys – WUSC 2005 Boys Black vs. Texas Premier 04B (STX) at 11:00 AM
The Division 2 Tournament of the TSSA State Cup presents teams with the opportunity to qualify for this regional competition. The Presidents Cup provides a progressive environment for teams seeking a series of unique challenges highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.