Champions crowned at 2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup
The US Youth Soccer‘s 2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup champions were crowned – Winners advance to National Presidents Cup in Auburndale, Fla.
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup champions, who earned their titles with victories Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Winning teams in the 13U through 17/18U Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 12-16 in Auburndale, Fla.
Cal South led the way with eight champions, while Colorado and host state Utah each claimed one.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Champions:
|13U Girls||Beach FC LB 04 Nunes (CA-S)|
|13U Boys||TFA SFV 04 (CA-S)|
|14U Girls||Eagles SC 03 (CA-S)|
|14U Boys||Downtown Los Angeles Soccer Club 03 (CA-S)|
|15U Girls||Colorado Storm North 02 Select (CO)|
|15U Boys||VK Cobras (UT)|
|16U Girls||Westside Breakers 01 Blue (CA-S)|
|16U Boys||Santos Laguna White (CA-S)|
|17/18U Girls||IE Surf G00 Kooiman (CA-S)|
|17/18U Boys||Inter America Halcones FC (CA-S)|
The most dramatic final of the day took place in the 17/18U Girls age group, where IE Surf 00 Kooiman (CA-S) needed to come back from a two-goal second-half deficit to defeat Cook Inlet S.C. 00G (AK), 5-3, in extra time.
“The competition in Region IV is quite stiff,” said Surf coach Cle Kooiman, a member of the 1994 U.S. World Cup team.
“We were fortunate. Our defense played very stingy, and we got some goals from players who don’t normally score,” said Kooiman. “The girls did really fantastic. The team from Alaska is by far the best team we’ve played in the last year and a half. That game in itself is going to prepare us for the [National Presidents Cup] in Florida.”
Here are the Finals:
|REGION IV PRESIDENTS CUP FINALS|
|Sunday, June 18|
|13UG||FINAL||Real Colorado Olympico (CO)||0-3||Beach FC LB G04 Nunes|
|15UG||FINAL||Barca Cantera||1-2||Colorado Storm North (CO)|
|13UB||FINAL||Barcelona NV 04 Academy (NV)||0-4||TFA SFV 04|
|17/18UG||FINAL||IE Surf G00 Kooiman||5-3 OT||Cook Inlet SC (AK)|
|17/18UB||FINAL||InterAmerica Halcones FC||1-0||TFA Barcelona AZ (AZ)|
|14UG||FINAL||Players 03 Girls Elite (NV)||1-2||Eagles SC G2003|
|14UB||FINAL||Boise Nationals Timbers Blue (ID)||2-3||Downtown Los Angeles SC|
|16UG||FINAL||Harbor Premier G01 Green (WA)||1-3||Westside Breakers 01|
|16UB||FINAL||Santos Laguna White||1-0||Rocky Mountain SA Cougars (CO)|
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup offers teams the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels.
The Presidents Cup provides teams with a progressive, competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.
For complete tournament results for Region IV Presidents Cup, click here.
|US Youth Soccer Region I Presidents Cup
Barboursville, W.Va. | June 17-19, 2017
Barboursville Soccer Complex
|US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup
Overland Park, Kan. | June 15-19, 2017
Overland Park Soccer Complex
|US Youth Soccer Region III Presidents Cup
Tulsa, Okla. | June 13-18, 2017
Mohawk Soccer Complex
|US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup
Salt Lake City, Utah | June 12-18, 2017
Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex
|US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
Auburndale, Fla. | July 12-16, 2017
Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Fun Facts on USYS President’s Cup:
2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup is a massive undertaking and is a progressive, competitive experience for US Youth Soccer teams. Youth soccer teams compete first on a state level and then progress to regional to then the national level.
With 3,055,148 registered youth soccer players in 2014, and more today, US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation.
And, just to end any confusion, the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
Source: US Youth Soccer Press Release