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Greenville, S.C. (June 17, 2018) – Champions were crowned at the 2018 US Youth Soccer South Presidents Cup in Greenville, S.C. The five-day event, which took place June 13-17, kicked off Wednesday with 13U through 18U Boys and Girls teams starting the action at the MeSA Soccer Complex.
North Carolina led the way with four titles, North Texas, South Texas and Tennessee each claimed two and Georgia and Arkansas each had one team win a Southern Presidents Cup title. The event featured more than 130 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams competing for a regional title and a chance to advance to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 11-15 in Westfield, Ind
South Carolina Youth Soccer Association hosted the event, and the 11 other State Associations represented include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Texas and Tennessee.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup offers teams the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels. The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.
Sting Dallas 05 Roach (TX-N) is headed to the National Presidents Cup after a 2-0 win against OK Energy Central Green (OK). It was Sting’s second straight 2-0 win after winning by the same score in the semifinals.
FC Dallas RGV 05 Red (TX-S) won 5-2 in the finals against Georgia Express 05 Genoa (GA). FC Dallas finished the tournament with 24 goals scored in five games.
04 CVYSA Blast Blue (NC) outlasted fellow North Carolina side 04 WCWAA Black (NC) in the finals to claim the 14-Under Girls title.
CFA Dalton 04 Elite (GA) defeated South Orlando Soccer Club (FL) 3-1 in a battle of undefeated teams. CFA Dalton finished with 29 goals in five games.
03 BSC Cardinal (NC) defeated Sparta FC (TX-N) 3-1 to claim the 15-Under Girls title in a rematch of the third day of group play.
03 CVYSA Blast Clue (NC) took care of business in the finals with a 5-1 win against Metro Jackson United (MS).
Mutiny FC 02 White (TX-N) used two goals in the second half to claim the 16-Under Girls title against Lakewood Rush 02/03 Black (AR).
Music City FC Premier (TN) defeated defending regional champions FC Dallas RGV 02 Red (TX-S) 5-2 in the finals to secure a spot in the National Presidents Cup.
NUSA Maroon (TN) and Q Factor 01 (TX-N) traded goals twice, but ultimately the Tennessee side would prevail to capture the 17-Under Girls title by a 4-2 score.
Brownsville Galaxy (TX-S) defeated CSA 01 Lobos Rush Elite (TN) 4-1 to win the 17-Under Boys title. Galaxy only conceded two goals for the entire tournament.
00 CUFC Gold (NC) defeated Real Arkansas 00 Gold (AR) to win the 18-Under Girls title. CUFC will look to claim the first 18-Under Girls National Presidents Cup championship in July.
Sporting Arkansas 00 Premier (AR) outlasted Tampa Bay Dynamo 2-1 to claim the 18-Under Boys Southern Presidents Cup title.
For complete event results for the South Presidents Cup, click here. For more information on all US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup events, visit the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Homepage at www.usyouthsoccer.org/presidents-cup.
Note: The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.