The 2017 Region I Cup qualifiers are underway. Some states have concluded their competitions. Others are on their way. The Region I Cup Finals are set for 17 & 18 June at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
We play soccer in Region I and our cups are part of that long & proud tradition. We did the national cup sweep last year with Christos FC of Maryland taking the double winning the Werner Fricker Cup (Open) and the Amateur Cup. Phoenix Sport Club of Eastern Pennsylvania lifted the Gerhard Mengel Cup (O-30). Our teams look to keep the hardware in our Region. The success of our cup program is due to the hard work from our members and teams competing.
Keep an eye here as we update information.
The Region will hold a tournament for men U-23 teams the weekend of 16 to 18 June at the Ukrainian American Sport Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania. While it is expected for many of the teams to come from Region I members, the tournament is open to other USASA affiliated teams from other State Associations.
The tournament will consist of no more than 16 teams. Group play will start on either Friday, 16 June or Saturday, 17 June. The schedule is dependent upon the number of entries. The final will be played on Sunday, 18 June.
Players born on or after 1 January 1994 are eligible for U23 registration.
Teams and players must be registered through their respective state association or USASA affiliated league. Youth player registration is not accepted. All youth players must be registered with USASA.
The entry fee is $350.
(2 May) We concluded the month of April of our cup qualifiers with the quarterfinal rounds of the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship. In a rematch from the previous season, Christos FC of Maryland were able to reverse the result and send home last year's champion Phoenix SC of Eastern Pennsylvania. Lucio Gonzaga gave Christos an early lead by converting a penalty. On the opposite end, Stephen Saunders maintained the lead at the end of the half with his save of a penalty kick by Phoenix. The second half saw the Philly side even the match and it ended 1:1 in regulation. In the first extra time period, Louie Karko set up Ryan Russell for the game winner while Yaikel Perez put in a brace on both ends of extra time to seal the victory 4:1. Christos will host United SC of Metro DC-Virginia in the semifinal this month. In the northern bracket, NY Greek American defeated Brick Lions FC of New Jersey 3:1 with goals from Vincenzo Conigliaro and Mauricio Turizo. The third was an own goal. The Greek American will meet Danbury United of Connecticut in the semifinal after their 4:2 victory over Kel Kau of Massachusetts.
May means semifinals and the first on the agenda will be the US Amateur Cup. Saturday evening, Lansdowne Bhoys of Eastern New York will have Bricks Lions FC of New Jersey visiting Tibbets Brook Park at 8:00. On Sunday, Junior Lone Star of Eastern Pennsylvania head northwest to take on the Rochester River Dogz Reserves of Western New York at Roberts Wesleyan College Turf Field, 2:00.
9 April - Amateur Cup Quarterfinals
16 April - Easter - no games
23 April - Werner Fricker Cup Quarterfinals
30 April - Gerhard Mengel Cup Quarterfinals
7 May - Amateur Cup Semifinals
14 May - Werner Fricker Cup Semifinals
21 May - Gerhard Mengel Cup Semifinals
28 May - Memorial Day - no games
4 June - Make-up date
11 June - Make-up date
17 & 18 June - Finals
2017 Amateur Cup
2017 Werner Fricker Cup
2017 Gerhard Mengel Cup