Oregon Youth Soccer • June 2015
Champions Crowned in Portland Timbers & Thorns Presidents Cup and Oregon State Cup!
By Brian Beaky
THE FUN CONTINUES!
Follow our state’s top teams as they battle the region’s best for berths at July’s Presidents Cup and US Youth Soccer National Championships!
Region IV Presidents Cup – June 10-14
Far West Regionals – June 22-28
Eight months ago, thousands of players on hundreds of teams across the state met for their first practices of the 2014-15 season. Boys and girls, old and young, recreational and competitive — many took to the field with the same ultimate dream … a State Cup title.
Thirty-one teams saw their dreams come true last month, as the 2014-15 State Cup season concluded with semi-final and final rounds in the Oregon Youth Soccer Presidents Cup and Oregon State Cup, sponsored by the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC. Of course, for many of these teams, the end of their State Cup campaign does not mean the end of their season.
Winning teams and select wildcards in the Presidents Cup boys and girls Under-13 through Under-17 divisions will compete next month at the Region IV Presidents Cup in Washington, where they will vie with champions from the other 13 Western states for berths at July’s US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Championships.
Likewise, the quest for US Youth Soccer National Championships — the highest-level team competition in US Youth Soccer — will continue for the teams crowned champions in the State Cup's Under-12 through Under-19 divisions. Those boys and girls champions will make the short trek to Boise, Idaho, in June for Far West Regionals, winners of which will represent Region IV at the US Youth Soccer Nationals in July.
The Presidents Cup and US Youth Soccer Oregon State Cup are the two state-level tournaments for Oregon Youth Soccer’s competitive teams. Both tournaments offer the state’s elite players and teams the chance to compete against other top teams, and advance to regional and national competition.
Thank you to the many volunteers and administrators who helped make these events a success this year, and congratulations to all of the teams who advanced to the semi-finals this year!
For game scores and more information any Oregon Youth Soccer state-level tournament, visit oregonyouthsoccer.org.
* - Indicates team advancing to Region IV Presidents Cup
** - In addition to the above teams, Capital FC Timbers B99 Red will also advance to Far West Regionals, as champions of the Far West Regional League.