VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania (June 20, 2023) – More than 100 teams competed June 16-20 at the 2023 Eastern Presidents Cup in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Games were played at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting with a trip to US Youth Soccer’s National Presidents Cup on the line.
USYS’ East Region, which has 15 State Associations, will send 26 teams to the national competition held July 7-11 in Wichita, Kansas. New Jersey teams had a strong showing this past week and will send the most representatives out of the East’s State Associations with six.
Daynor Garcia, head coach of Team America 04 Bata (VA), talked about what his team will take away from competing at Eastern Presidents Cup.
“We’re using all of these games to really bond together and get the chemistry that we need to play higher-level teams. I know we have a lot of experience going to Nationals, and we know that’s another level.”
Garcia echoed that sentiment by sharing what the last week has meant for his team.
“All these games help. It brings our team together, (with) the celebrations, all the memories that we’re gonna have. It’s going to carry our pride over to Nationals.”
Look back at the Eastern Presidents Cup Champions…
|12U||DCSC Blue Metros 11 (MD)||Keystone FC Elite 11B (PA-E)|
|13U||JAE Academy Plainfield 10 (NJ)||BVB International Academy – Pittsburgh 10B Premier (PA-W)|
|14U||FC Stars New Hampshire 2009 Boys Blue (NH)||Takoma Park Soccer Club Thunder 2009 (MD)|
|15U||Naugatuck Youth Soccer Boys 2008 (CT)||Southern Chester County SA Dragons B08 (PA-E)|
|16U||Kearny Thistle United FC B2007 – Storm Black (NJ)||FC Ballyhoo 07 Boys Black (PA-E)|
|17U||Den of Lions Strikers – 2006 (NJ)||FC Millennium International Milan (MD)|
|18U||Bethesda SC Green 2005 (MD)||Hulmeville SC Dortmund (PA-E)|
|19U||Team America 04 BATA (VA)||Vereinigung Erzgebirge SC Gunners (PA-E)|
|12U||Beadling SC 2011 Girls White (PA-W)||West Mont United Soccer Association 2011 Girls (PA-E)|
|13U||Scotch Plains/Fanwood SA SPF Ertz (NJ)||Central Susquehanna SC Phoenix 10 (PA-E)|
|14U||Steel United PA 09G Elite (PA-E)||Century United Soccer Girls 2009 Red (PA-W)|
|15U||Deptford Premier FC ’08 Girls (NJ)||Loudoun Soccer Club 2008G Red (VA)|
|16U||Allegheny Force FC 2007 Girls (PA-W)||Keystone Athletic 2007 Girls Blue (PA-E)|
|17U||PA Classics Elite Blue 06 G (PA-E)||Torpedoes SC GU17 Red (NJ)|
|18U||Lancaster Elite Sprinters (PA-E)||BVB International Academy – Pittsburgh 05G Premier (PA-W)|
|19U||Kearny Thistle United FC G2004 Paisley Athletic Academy (NJ)||West Mont United Soccer Association Premier 04/05 Girls (PA-E)|
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.