Twelve teams earn 2013 NPL Champions Cup titles

July 22

 

2013 NPL Champions Cup:  Web page | Schedules/Results | Champions/Photos | Photo Galleries | Video Recap
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AURORA, Colo. (July 22, 2013) - Bringing to close a season that began nearly 11 months ago, the 2013 NPL Champions Cup concluded Monday as 12 teams from 10 different clubs claimed national titles. The champions claimed their titles through group stage competition, semifinals and finals held July 18-22 at Aurora Sports Park in suburban Denver.

Leading the way with a pair of championships each were PDA (U-13 and U-15 boys) of the Northeast Pre-Academy League and CZ Elite (U-16 and U-17 boys) of the Pacific Developmental NPL. The two clubs share the distinction of being the first clubs to claim multiple NPL Champions Cup titles in the same year.

The Midwest Developmental League (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro U-14 boys and Michigan Wolves U-18 boys) also had two champions in the event, while teams from Mountain Developmental League clubs Colorado Storm Copa (U-13 girls) and FC Boulder (U-18 girls) also claimed titles.

Tualatin Hills United SC (U-14 girls), South Bay Force Black (U-15 girls), New York Rush (U-16 girls) and Lamorinda SC (U-17 girls) round out the remaining champions.

Three players from US Club Soccer’s 2013 id2 National Selection International Tour squad that faced FC Barcelona and Real Madrid academy teams took part in the NPL Champions Cup, including Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas) and Josh Burnett (PDA).

 

The culminating event of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) season, the 2013 NPL Champions Cup included a total of 110 teams in the U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups representing all 17 member leagues in a true “champions league” competition. This year’s event also marked the addition of girls divisions.

An additional 18 teams claimed national titles Sunday at the National Cup XII Finals, the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition. The National Cup XII Finals was held alongside the 2013 NPL Champions Cup in the Centennial State.

Video highlights from both events will be made available later in the week

Among the highlights from the event was a visit by U.S. Men’s National Team legend Cobi Jones on Thursday, who was on-hand to speak with participants and sign autographs at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tent. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, the Official Hotel of US Club Soccer, welcomed players, parents and fans to its promotional tent for giveaways and a chance to win tickets to a World Cup qualifier.

Monday’s NPL Champions Cup results are listed below:  

BOYS:
 
U-13:  PDA ‘99 (N.J.)
PDA ’99 (N.J.) 1, FC Dallas Pre-Academy (Texas) 0
 
U-14:  St. Louis Scott Gallagher – Metro (Ill.)
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro (Ill.) 3, FC Dallas Pre-Academy (Texas) 1
 
U-15:  PDA ‘97 (N.J.)
PDA ‘97 (N.J.) 1, Chicago Magic PSG (Ill.) 1 [PDA wins on penalty kicks, 5-3]
 
U-16:  CZ Elite (Calif.)
CZ Elite (Calif.) 3, West Florida Flames (Fla.) 2
 
U-17:  CZ Elite (Calif.)
CZ Elite (Calif.) 4, Scottsdale Blackhawks (Ariz.) 2
 
U-18:  Michigan Wolves (Mich.)
Michigan Wolves (Mich.) 2, FC Portland Academy (Ore.) 0


GIRLS
:

U-13:  Colorado Storm Copa (Colo.)
Colorado Storm Copa (Colo.) 5, St. Louis Scott Gallagher – Elite (Mo.) 2

U-14:  Tualatin Hills United SC (Ore.)
Tualatin Hills United SC (Ore.) 2, JFC Elite (Fla.) 0

U-15:  South Bay Force Black (Calif.)
South Bay Force Black (Calif.) 3, Massapequa SC (N.Y.) 2

U-16:  New York Rush (N.Y.)
New York Rush (N.Y.) 4, Boca United FC (Fla.) 0

U-17:  Lamorinda SC (Calif.)

U-18:  FC Boulder (Colo.)
FC Boulder (Colo.) 1, Smithtown Kickers (N.Y.) 0


July 21   

2013 NPL Champions Cup:  Web page | Schedules/Results
National Cup XII Finals:  Web page | Schedules/Results | Champions

The National Cup XII Finals drew to a close Sunday as 18 teams representing 17 clubs from a total of 11 different states claimed national championships at Aurora Sports Park in suburban Denver.

An additional 12 teams will claim national titles on Monday, when the 2013 NPL Champions Cup will conclude.

Leading all clubs with a pair of National Cup XII championships was Windy City Pride, which saw its teams win the U-13 Girls Premier Group and U-17 Girls Super Group.

The National Cup XII Finals mark the conclusion of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition and feature a total of 96 teams in the U-13 through U-17 boys and girls age groups that advanced through one of the seven Regionals or a qualifying state championship event.

Sunday’s National Cup XII Finals championship game results are listed below:
 

BOYS:

U-13 Super Group:  America USA ’99 (Calif.)
America USA ’99 (Calif.) 3, Real Colorado National 99/00 (Colo.) 2

U-13 Premier Group:  Chivas All Stars (Ill.)
Chivas All Stars (Ill.) 2, Deportivo Salinas ’99 (Calif.) 0

U-14 Super Group:  Tuzos Pachuca ’99 (Ariz.)
Tuzos Pachuca ’99 (Ariz.) 3, De Anza Force ’98 Blue (Calif.) 2

U-14 Premier Group:  RB United (Ill.)
RB United (Ill.) 5, Indiana Magic 98/99 (Ind.) 1

U-15 Super Group:  Monarcas Academy Aztec Warriors (Calif.)
Monarcas Academy Aztec Warriors (Calif.) 2, Solar Chelsea ’98 Pre-Academy (Texas) 1

U-15 Premier Group:  Premier UK ’97 Elite (N.C.)
Premier UK ’97 Elite (N.C.) 6, Bloomfield SC United (N.J.) 0

U-16 Super Group:  Snohomish United Black (Wash.)
Snohomish United Black (Wash.) 2, FC Copa Juniors (N.J.) 1

U-16 Premier Group:  Vineland Stuffed Animals 96/97 (N.J.)
Vineland Stuffed Animals 96/97 (N.J.) 4, ABGC United (Va.) 2

U-17 Super Group:  Lou Fusz SC Geerling Gold (Mo.)
Lou Fusz SC Geerling Gold (Mo.) 3, FC Golden State Friedland (Calif.) 2

U-17 Premier Group:  SD United Barcelona (S.D.)
SD United Barcelona (S.D.) 2, WFC United ’95 (N.J.) 0


GIRLS:

U-13 Super Group:  PDA Gunners (N.J.)
PDA Gunners (N.J.) 3, Sockers FC ECNL (Ill.) 1

U-13 Premier Group:  Windy City Pride 61 (Ill.)
Windy City Pride 61 (Ill.) 1, Santa Clara Sporting ’99 White (Calif.) 0

U-14 Super Group:  Sockers FC ECNL (Ill.)
Sockers FC ECNL (Ill.) 2, Libertyville FC 1974 (Ill.) 1

U-14 Premier Group:  Northern Steel SC Explosion (Pa.)
Northern Steel SC Explosion (Pa.) 4, Linden Diamonds (N.J.) 1

U-15 Super Group:  Riverhounds Development Academy (Pa.)
Riverhounds Development Academy (Pa.) 2, West Coast SC Wild (Calif.) 1

U-15 Premier Group:  Dakota Rev SC Revenge (Minn.)
Dakota Rev SC Revenge (Minn.) 2, JASA Coastal Surge (N.C.) 0

U-16 Super Group:  Pride SC Predators 97 (Colo.)
Pride SC Predators 97 (Colo.) 5, Real Magic (N.J.) 2

U-17 Super Group:  Windy City Pride 45 (Ill.)
Windy City Pride 45 (Ill.) 3, West Coast SC Kryptonite ’95 (Calif.) 0

2013 NPL CHAMPIONS CUP

Following the resumption of games that were postponed due to severe weather on Saturday evening and the subsequent completion of semifinal play, Monday’s schedule of championship game matchups is now set for the 2013 NPL Champions Cup.

Full schedules and results from the event are available here.

The NPL Champions Cup includes a total of 110 teams in the U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups representing all 17 member leagues in a true “champions league” competition.

To keep up with the latest NPL Champions Cup and National Cup XII Finals action, be sure to follow US Club Soccer on Twitter (using the hashtags #NPL and #NationalCup) and interact on Facebook.


July 20  

 

 

 

2013 NPL Champions Cup:  Web page | Schedules/Results
National Cup XII Finals:  Web page | Schedules/Results


 

The 2013 NPL Champions Cup and the National Cup XII Finals moved into their second day on Friday, with more than 200 teams on-hand from all across the country at Aurora Sports Park in suburban Denver.

Among the highlights from the opening day of the events was a visit by U.S. Men’s National Team legend Cobi Jones, who was at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tent.

 

 


Former U.S. Men’s National Team star Cobi Jones interacts with players Thursday at Aurora Sports Park.

 

The culminating event of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) season, the 2013 NPL Champions Cup includes a total of 110 teams in the U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups representing all 17 member leagues in a true “champions league” competition.

The NPL Champions Cup runs through Monday with group play concluding tomorrow. Sunday’s action will feature semifinal play.

The National Cup XII Finals mark the conclusion of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition and feature a total of 96 teams in the U-13 through U-17 boys and girls age groups that advanced through one of the seven Regionals or a qualifying state championship event.

Group play and semifinal action at the National Cup XII Finals will conclude tomorrow with championship matches to be contested on Sunday.

To keep up with the latest NPL Champions Cup and National Cup XII Finals action, be sure to follow US Club Soccer on Twitter (using the hashtags #NPL and #NationalCup) and interact on Facebook.

Stay tuned for further updates throughout the weekend.


 

 

July 17

 

 

 

 

2013 NPL Champions Cup:  Web page | Schedules
National Cup XII Finals:  Web page | Schedules

With more than 200 teams on-hand from all across the country, US Club Soccer will kick off its pair of national championship events Thursday at Aurora Sports Park in suburban Denver.

Teams will be competing in the 2013 NPL Champions Cup (July 18-22) and the National Cup XII Finals (July 18-21).

Those in attendance on Thursday will have the opportunity to meet U.S. Men’s National Team legend Cobi Jones, who will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tent (near Field #18) from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Teams will also have the chance to take advantage of discounted tickets to the Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution game on Wednesday, July 17. Kickoff at Dick’s Sporting Goods is slated for 7 p.m.

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2013 NPL CHAMPIONS CUP

The culminating event of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) season, the 2013 NPL Champions Cup will include a total of 110 teams in the U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups representing all 17 member leagues in a true “champions league” competition.

For an overview of the event, follow the links below:

NATIONAL CUP XII FINALS

Featuring U-13 through U-17 teams that advanced through one of the seven Regionals or a qualifying state championship, the National Cup XII Finals mark the conclusion of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition.

To see how teams qualified for the National Cup XII Finals, click on the links to Regional recaps below:

To keep up with the latest NPL Champions Cup and National Cup XII Finals action, be sure to follow US Club Soccer on Twitter (using the hashtags #NPL and #NationalCup) and interact on Facebook.

Stay tuned for further updates throughout the weekend.