2022 US Youth Soccer Far West Presidents Cup Concludes Sunday in Phoenix, AZ
PHOENIX, Arizona (June 19, 2022) – More than 130 teams competed at the 2022 US Youth Soccer Far West Presidents Cup at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Arizona, this week.
Thousands of families, coaches, referees, and college coaches were on hand as teams from more than 11 State Associations competed for a spot at the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Greensboro, North Carolina, later this summer.
California-South led the field with five teams being crowned champions. Nevada took three regional champions and the host state of Arizona finished with two. Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Utah all finished with one regional champion each.
2022 Far West Presidents Cup Champions
|Boys 13U – Anaheim Futbol Club (CA-S)||Girls 13U – Heat FC (NV)|
|Boys 14U – Antelope Valley Futbol Club (CA-S)||Girls 14U – Las Vegas Surf Soccer Club (NV)|
|Boys 15U – Roadrunner United FC (CA-S)||Girls 15U – Timbers-Thorns North FC (ID)|
|Boys 16U – Futbolito Bimbo Soccer League Tuzos (AZ)||Girls 16U – Wasatch SC (UT)|
|Boys 17U – Nevada Youth Soccer Players SC (NV)||Girls 17U – Colorado Rush (CO)|
|Boys 18U – North Valley Soccer Club Breakaway (CA-S)||Girls 18U – Missoula Strikers MS (MT)|
|Boys 19U – RSL-AZ Yuma (AZ)||Girls 19U – ALBION SC Central Cal (CA-S)|
Notes on some of the Far West Presidents Cup winners:
Anaheim Futbol Club Anaheim FC B2009 Aguirre (CA-S) defeated Timbers-Thorns North FC 09B Red (ID-PC) 2-0 in the championship match. Anaheim FC displayed its offensive prowess during the tournament with 15 goals in four games.
Las Vegas Surf Soccer Club (NV) finished as champions after securing a 2-1 win over Rapids FC (CO). Leading up to the championship match, Las Vegas Surf Soccer had kept all opponents scoreless while adding 15 goals of their own.
Roadrunners United FC (CA-S) secured the 15U Boys championship with a 2-0 victory over Sound FC (WA). The California-South squad ended up with two wins during group play and nine total goals.
Wasatch SC (UT) found themselves in a tough match against Real Colorado Edge (CO) but ultimately secured a 2-1 win the claim the 16U Girls Far West Presidents Cup title. Wasatch had a great showing, scoring 12 goals during group play and only conceding two.
Players SC (NV) from Nevada took the crown for the 17U Boys age group with a 4-2 win over Futbolito Bimbo Soccer League Tuzos Jrs. (AZ). Over the course of the tournament, Players SC recorded 18 goals over its opponents.
The Missoula Strikers (MT) claimed the 18U Girls title with a 2-1 win over Northern Utah United Tsunami (UT). The Montana team started off strong with a 3-1 win over Albion SC Central Cal (CA-S) during group play and maintained a strong defensive performance throughout the tournament.
RSL-AZ Yuma (AZ) defeated California Elite SC (CA-S) to claim the 19U Boys Far West Presidents Cup title. The Arizona team finished second within Bracket C at the conclusion of group play but saved their best for last, securing two wins in the knockout stage.
The US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup consists of regional champions in the 13U-19U Boys and Girls age groups and will be held from July 7-10 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
More on the US Youth Soccer Far West Presidents Cup is available here.
About the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. Presidents Cup provides a progressive and competitive experience to teams, allowing them 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. The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. For more information, please visit https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/presidents-cup/.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.