The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play for a national title against teams of similar abilities. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
Under-13 Boys: Heat Premier SC (KS) 5-1 Oregon Strikers (WI)
John Pileggi, Braden Mulkey, Anthony Sobolevsky and their Heat Premier team defeated the Oregon Strikers 5-1. Pileggi notched a hat trick in the match, opening the scoring and also closing it, and his teammates Mulkey and Sobolevsky added goals in the first and second half. Oregon Strikers’ Shane Sullivan added a goal in the 56th minute.
Under-14 Boys: Crystal Lake Force Elite 98A (IL) 4-0 Neenah Gunners (WI)
Justin Rutherford hastily opened the scoring for the Crystal Lake Force and Neenah Gunners matchup. He scored in the 2nd minute of play and then followed up with another goal in the 18th minute. His teammate Gavin Rathjen added a first half goal in the 24th minute, and Benjamin Kassel also contributed to Crystal Lake’s 4-0 win, scoring in the 39th minute of the second half.
Under-15 Boys: KSA Elite Kaylor (KY) 2-1 SPSC Fire (WI)
Beau Downs scored for KSA within 10 minutes of stepping on the pitch, and his teammate Zach Jones added to the score in the 64th minute. Victor Lombardino was able to get a shot in in the 73rd minute for SPSC Fire, but SPSC couldn’t find the equalizer in time, resulting in a 2-1 win for KSA Elite.
Under-16 Boys: GC-Manchester (KS) 4-2 Mac United (MO)
Erik Barragan-Renteria and Erik Hernandez both scored a pair of goals to help GC Manchester beat Mac United 4-2. Although the match saw a scoreless first half, there was plenty of action in the second. Barragan-Renteria opened up the scoring in the 45th minute, and then his teammate Erik Hernandez produced a pair of goals in the 48th and 52nd minute. Mac United started making a comeback around the 65th minute when Tate Gardner and Sam Molli both scored, but they were one goal short of the equalizer, and GC Manchester’s Barragan-Renteria secured the win with one more goal in the 71st minute.
Under-17 Boys: Warrior 95 (OH-S) 1-0 Jr. Irish Impact U17B (IN)
Ohio South's Warrior 95 team defeated Jr. Irish Impact 1-0 in the U-17 Boys matchup. Josh Spencer found the back of the net, and Warrior's strong defense helped maintain the shutout for the remainder of the game.
Under-13 Girls: FC United Select (IL) 2-0 JB Marine Premier Gold (MO)
FC United won 2-0 against JB Marine Premier Gold. Vanessa Eljaiek scored in the 52nd minute of play, becoming the top leading goal scorer to date in the U-13 Girls division with four goals. FC United’s Edina Taerbaum also contributed to the win with a goal in the 70th minute.
Under-14 Girls: SASA Spirits (IL) 3-0 KSA Gessner (KY)
SASA Sprits came up victorious today in both of their matches. They defeated KSA Gessner 3-0 with a pair of goals by Riley Ross and a third goal by Maddie Klintworth. The win led them to the semifinals, in which they defeated Elite SC Black 1-0 to move on to the finals.
Under-15 Girls: SWISA Mutiny (IN) 2-1 Cincinnati West SC Force (OH-S)
In the U-15 Girls matchup between SWISA Mutiny and Cincinnati West SC Force, SWISA’s Adrianna Oxley and Loryn Willis both contributed to a 2-1 win. SWISA opened up the scoring in the 12th minute, but Cincinnati’s Maddie Hiatt quickly reciprocated just four minutes later. Willis was able to score in the second half in the 47th minute, ultimately giving SWISA a 2-1 win.
Under-16 Girls: Campton United SC (IL) 2-1 LFC Red (KY)
Although LFC Red got the first advantage when Gibbs McKinley scored in the 17th minute, it was Campton United that took home the win. Campton’s Isabella Cesarone produced the equalizer right before halftime, and Madeline Cesarone took the lead and the win at the beginning of the second half.
Under-17 Girls: Tri City Storm Black (ND) 3-1 Central FC Select Strikers (WI)
Tri City Storm Black achieved another win this time against Central FC Select Strikers. TCS’s Jennifer Marsh opened the scoring early on with her 4th minute goal. Central FC’s Darian Molter responded before going into halftime, but TCS produced two more goals in the second half by Mackenzie Carlson and Taylor Nyborg. Due to their win, Tri City Storm now moves on to the finals against Missouri’s Panathinaikos Academy.