The Best of the Best Champions Were Crowned in this Elite Youth Soccer Competition
The prestigious San Diego Surf Cup has concluded with the crowning of the Olders & Youngers Champions — Known as the youth soccer competition of the Best of the Best — the 2017 Surf Cup Olders’ weekend was an amazing event attended by 400 college coaches scouting players.
The gorgeous soccer fields at the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar and the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside were packed for 8 days with soccer loving coaches, players and fans as another year of competitive soccer returned to America’s Finest City. The elite youth soccer competition is held over two weekends; the first weekend is for Olders, the second, for the Youngers.
Youth Soccer News: The annual San Diego Surf Cup brings elite youth teams from across the country and abroad to gather for amazing soccer action in Ameria’s Finest City.
— KUSI Sports (@KUSISports) July 30, 2017
Surf Cup is well known around the world at the highest levels of soccer and attracts top youth soccer players to San Diego to compete.
In fact, 16,872 elite youth soccer players travel an amazing estimated 53,699,588 miles hoping to take home a highly coveted 2017 Surf Cup trophy.
2017 Surf Cup Champions
|U16 Womens||Black||PSPL SURF ACADEMY G02||CROSSFIRE PREMIER G02A|
|U14 Womens 2004||Development Academy||SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 04G GDA||SOLAR USSDA U14G|
|U14 Womens||Super Black||MVLA 04G BARCELONA BLUE||SAN JUAN SC SPIRITS 04 ECNL|
|U14 Womens||Super White||CROSSFIRE UNITED ECNL 2004||SANTA ROSA UNITED 04G GOLD|
|U14 Womens||Black||DAVIS LEGACY 04 RED||CDA SLAMMERS FC WHITTIER EGSL ALVAREZ G04|
|U14 Womens||White||LA GALAXY ACADEMY 2004 RESERVE||PALO ALTO SC 04G BLUE|
|U13 Girls||Super Black||BEACH FUTBOL LB G05 R.PEREZ||SAN DIEGO SURF SC SD SURF 2005 EGSL|
|U13 Girls||Super White||SAN JUAN SC SPIRITS 05 PRE ECNL||EAGLES SC|
|U13 Girls||Black||SLAMMERS FC – PRE ELITE RESERVE||ALBION SC 2005 GIRLS ACADEMY|
|U13 Girls||White||PATEADORES 2005 PATEADORES PRE-ACADEMY||LAMORINDA SC LAMORINDA UNITED 05 NAVY|
|U12 Girls||Super Black||STING DALLAS BLACK 06||LEGENDS FC G06 PRE-ACADEMY|
|U12 Girls||Super White||ALBION SC LV G06 ACADEMY||SAN DIEGO SURF ACADEMY GIRLS (AB) 2006|
|U12 Girls||Black||REBELS G06 ELITE||CROSSFIRE PREMIER G2006 A|
|U11 Girls||Super Black||EAGLES SC EAGLES G07||SO CAL BLUES 07 MULLIGAN/RENNIE|
|U11 Girls||Super White||SEATTLE UNITED 07 COPA||SF AFTERSHOCKS FC SF AFTERSHOCKS 07G BLACK|
|U10 Girls||Super Black||SC BLUES RENNIE/MULLIGAN 2008||LAGSB G2008 PRE-ACADEMY|
|U10 Girls||Super White||LAGSD G08 PRE-ACADEMY – WALKER||ARSENAL FC LA G2008|
|U14 Men 2004||Development Academy Red||REAL SO CAL USSDA 04||STRIKERS FC 2004 USSDA|
|U14 Men 2004||Development Academy Blue||ALBION SC 04 USSDA||FORCE 04B ACADEMY|
|U14 Men||Super Black||DAVIS LEGACY 04 RED||CELTIC ACADEMY HARPS|
|U14 Men||Super White||CHULA VISTA FC||ALBION SC B04 ACADEMY GARTON|
|U14 Men||Black||CENTRAL COAST CONDORS FC CONDORS B04 ROMERO 1||FULLERTON RANGERS B04 WHITE|
|U13 Boys||Super Black||SAN DIEGO SURF SD BOYS SELECT 2005||ALBION SC ACADEMY|
|U13 Boys||Super White||LOS ANGELES UNITED FUTBOL ACADEMY ACADEM||SANTA ROSA UNITED 05B DA|
|U13 Boys||Black||PACIFIC NORTHWEST PACNW SC B05 A||SOUTH COAST STRIKERS FC|
|U13 Boys||White||SAN DIEGO SC B2005 ACADEMY NAVY||EXCEL SOCCER CLUB 2005 BOYS|
|U12 Boys||Super Black||MICHIGAN JAGUARS GREEN ’06||TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY|
|U12 Boys||Super White||MURRIETA SURF B06 ACADEMY||AJAX UNITED 06B ACADEMY|
|U12 Boys||Black||PACIFIC NORTHWEST PACNW SC B06 A||CROSSFIRE PREMIER B2006 A|
|U11 Boys||Super Black||REBELS ACADEMY ELITE 2007||TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY 2007 ACADEMY|
|U11 Boys||Super White||CELTIC ST. PATRICK ACADEMY||LA UNITED FUTBOL ACADEMY LA UNITED FA|
|U10 Boys||Super Black||TOTAL FUTBOL ACADEMY||SAN DIEGO SURF ACADEMY SELECT 2008|
|U10 Boys||Super White||LA GALAXY SOUTH BAY LA GALAXY SB B08 PRE ACADEMY II||LEGENDS FC B08 PRE-ACADEMY|
One of America’s best youth soccer tournaments and internationally respected, Surf Cup is a highly competitive event — and even being accepted to compete is a great compliment — those who earn the title of Champions are recognized for their hard work and elite talents. And, proudly wear their Surf Cup Champions jacket — often saving this for years to come as a cherished memory.
One of the top youth soccer recruiting events, San Diego Surf Cup attracted over 450 college coaches and scouts in 2016 and expects to exceed that number this year.
Surf Cup received more than 1200 applications from youth soccer teams and less than 70% of the teams were accepted.
Surf Cup’s Tournament Director Michelle Romero and her staff work produce the highest quality, professional youth soccer tournament and work endlessly to provide every player with a wonderful and memorable experience. This year, Surf Cup kicked off the immensely popular Photo Studio where all Surf Cup players could show off their passion and be snapped by a pro photographer Carey Schumacher for free. Pictures are available for free download at Surf Cup Sports Facebook.
Fun Facts on this year’s Surf Cup:
- Players are participating in a legendary youth soccer tournament. The first Surf Cup was held in 1980.
- Tons of famous soccer players played in Surf Cup — For example, Alex Morgan and Landon Donovan both played in Surf Cup as youth soccer players.
- Over the years, youth soccer teams from every state in the USA have come to San Diego to compete in Surf Cup.
- This internationally respected youth soccer tournament has attracted teams from England, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Philippines (Guam), Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and many other countries.
- 370 referees will be on-site for the event.
Venues: All the Boys teams play at the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar Boys and the Girls teams compete at So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California.
San Diego welcomes over 36,000 elite youth soccer players, coaches, college scouts and spectators to the region for this event. A boom for the local economy — Surf Cup Sports brings in millions of dollars to San Diego and this tournament is known as the Best of the Best.
Updated: August 7, 2017 at 11 AM – addition of Twitter video
Editorial Note: This article was origially published listing only the 2017 Surf Cup Olders Champions and Finalists. We have updated this article to reflect all Surf Cup Champions for the ease of our readers.