The 2017 I Cup season came to a close with Lansdowne Bhoys FC of Eastern New York taking first the Region I and then the National Cup Double by winning the Fritz Marth Trophy for the US Amateur Cup and the Werner Fricker Cup, the Open Championship. The Bhoys lifted the Fritz Marth Trophy after outlasting host Bavarian SC in penalty rounds. The match and extra time ended 2:2 and after 10 rounds, Lansdowne finished on top 9:8. The Werner Fricker Cup for the Open Championship was played in Pontiac, Michigan with the Bhoys defeating CD Motagua of New Orleans 5:0. It is the second consecutive year where a Region I side took both cups.
The Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship saw a familiar face, Christos FC of Maryland who took their fourth regional title in six years. They came up short in the Gerhard Mengel Cup for the Over-30 Championship losing the national final to Levski Chicago of Illinois.
The West Chester United Soccer Predators Men of Eastern Pennsylvania repeated its feat of the previous year winning the Under-23 Cup.
We expect another strong showing of cup competitions throughout our Region. Some of our members have already started qualifiers in October. The regional rounds begin in April and conclude with the finals likely at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania in June
2018 Projected Cup Schedule
2018 Amateur Cup
2018 Werner Fricker Cup
2018 Gerhard Mengel Cup
2018 Over-40 Cup