Champions crowned at 2018 Southern Presidents Cup

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2018 SOUTHERN PRESIDENTS CUP
Champions crowned at 2018 US Youth Soccer South Presidents Cup

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Greenville, S.C. (June 16, 2018) – Finals match-ups are set at the 2018 US Youth Soccer South Presidents Cup in Greenville, S.C. The five-day event, which takes place June 13-17, kicked off Wednesday with 13U through 18U Boys and Girls teams starting the action at the MeSA Soccer Complex.

Regional champions in all age groups will be crowned on Sunday, June 17. The event features more than 130 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams competing for a regional title and a chance to advance to the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 11-15 in Westfield, Ind

South Carolina Youth Soccer Association is hosting the event, and the 11 other State Associations represented include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Texas and Tennessee.

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.

Semifinals and Group Stage Recaps:

13-Under Girls
OK Energy Central Green (OK) and Sting Dallas 05 Roach will meet in the finals after OK Energy earned a 3-1 win against Austin Texans 05 (TX-S), while Sting won 2-0 against Cainhoy Hurricanes (SC) in the semifinals.

13-Under Boys
FC Dallas RGV Red (TX-S) won big in the semifinals in order to clinch a spot in the finals, where they will play Georgia Express 05 Genoa (GA) after the Georgia side won 5-3 against Warner ASG Copa (FL).

14-Under Girls
04 CVYSA Blast Blue (NC) twice came back from one goal down against FC Dallas WTX (TX-N) and would ultimately win in kicks from the mark to advance to the finals. CVYSA will play another North Carolina team as a result of 04 WCWAA Black (NC) winning its semifinals against Lee County Strikers (FL) 3-2 in extra time.

14-Under Boys
South Orlando Soccer Club (FL) edged out Maya Halcones (TX-S) in the semifinals and will play CFA Dalton 04 Elite (GA), which narrowly defeated OEFC Central 04 Green (OK) 2-1 in the other semifinals match.

15-Under Girls
03 BSC Cardinal (NC) and Sparta FC (TX-N) both used three-goal victories in the semifinals to advance to the finals. The match will be a rematch from the final day of group play, which was won by Sparta FC.

15-Under Boys
Metro Jackson United (MS) is headed to the finals after 2-1 win against ID Real Juve (TX-S) in the semifinals. 03 CVYSA Blast Blue (NC) will join United in the finals after a 2-1 win against CFA Pachuca United 03 (SC).

16-Under Girls
Lakewood Rush 02/03 (AR) defeated Florida Celtic SC (FL) 2-1 in the semifinals to set up a finals match against Mutiny FC 02 White (TX-N), which used two early goals to defeat Alliance SC 02 Elite (GA) 2-0 in the other semifinals match.

16-Under Boys
Music City FC Premier (TN) won a 3-2 nail-biter against Dallas Texans 02 Fort Worth Red (TX-N) to punch a ticket into the finals. Music City will play defending regional champions FC Dallas RGV 02 Red (TX-S) in the finals after the South Texas side won 5-3 against 02 NCFC Gold North (NC).

17-Under Girls
Both Q Factor 01 (TX-N) and NUSA Maroon (TN) used 3-0 wins against CRFC Sky 01 (SC) and 01 TUSA Wake Blue (NC) respectively to advance to the finals.

17-Under Boys
Brownsville Galaxy (TX-S) used a late goal in the second period of extra time to win 1-0 against OU United (TX-N). Galaxy will play CSA 01 Lobos Rush Elite (TN), which used a late goal of its own to outlast 01 WHYFC Blue (NC) 2-1 in the other semifinals match.

18-Under Girls
00 CUFC Gold (NC) earned a 1-0 win against South Belt Select 00 (TX-S) to secure a spot in the finals, where they will play Real Arkansas 00 Gold (AR).

18-Under Boys
Sporting Arkansas 00 Premier (AR) claimed a 2-1 win to advance over 00 NCFC Gold South (NC) to advance to the finals. Tampa Bay Dynamo Red (FL) defeated ISC 00 Elite (TN) by the same score to join Sporting Arkansas in the finals.

For complete event results for the South Presidents Cup, click here. For more information on all US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup events, visit the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Homepage at http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/presidents-cup.

Note: The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

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About the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup – The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer – “The Game for ALL Kids!®” is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit http://www.USYouthSoccer.org.

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