The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) recently served as the host for the final stage of the US Adult Soccer Association (USASA) Champions of Regions, which was held at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro. During the event, national champions were crowned in a Women’s Open Division and Men’s Amateur, Over-30 and Over-40 Divisions.
“TSSA was proud and honored to be the host of the USASA Amateur Finals this year,” said Otey Smithson, TSSA Vice President-Adult Program. “Soccer has grown tremendously, and often the competitive part of Amateur soccer is left unknown. While social and recreational leagues continue to grow, high level competitive competition has slowed a bit in the State, and we are hoping to change that. To be able to host the USASA National Championships for the Women and Over-30 and Over-40 Men was an honor and tremendous experience for Tennessee State Soccer!”
Prior to brackets being filled for the national finals, this tournament first began with state qualifiers before moving onto the regional stage. The top two teams from the regional competitions then earned a berth at the Champions of Regions in Murfreesboro, where they battled for the right to be crowned national champions.
USASA Regions of Champions Winners:
- Werner Fricker Cup (Men’s Amateur Division) – West Chester United Predators (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- Gerhard Mengel Cup (Men’s Over-30 Division) – CD Motagua (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- Men’s Over-40 Cup – Atletico Torino FC (Chicago, Illinois)
- Women’s National Championship – Pan World Women (Utah)
“It is a privilege that we are able to host national adult events of this caliber in Tennessee,” said Hans Hobson, Chief Operating Officer of the Tennessee State Soccer Association. “Many in our state have no idea that this level of play is even available to them. If you are interested in learning more about adult soccer in Tennessee, please give us a call at (615) 590-2200.”
The US Adult Soccer Association (USASA) is a national organization for amateur soccer in the United States. It consists of 55 state organizations as well as national, regional and state leagues. The USASA has more than 250,000 adult members within its leagues and teams.