US Club Soccer National Cup Finals to Culminate Season
18 Jul, 2018
US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – estimates an $8 million direct economic impact for Aurora, Colo. from its 2018 league-based and cup-based national championships.
The 2018 Girls NPL Finals, held July 12-16, featured top teams from 19 regional NPL member leagues across the country in 13-U through 19-U age groups. The Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Finals took place July 13-14, and features 16 teams in 14-U through 17-U age groups that qualified from the ENPL Eastern and Western playoffs.
Occurring July 20-24, the National Cup XVII Finals is the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based countrywide championship series, welcoming 13-U through 19-U boys and girls squads.
In total, more than 300 teams and 8,000 of America’s top youth players will participate in these prestigious youth soccer competitions at Aurora Sports Park.
“US Club Soccer is thrilled to return to Aurora to host our most prestigious youth soccer championships,” says Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “Aurora Sports Park and the City of Aurora have always been such gracious and outstanding hosts. We look forward to working with them again, and we hope all participants and families have a wonderful experiences on and off the field.”
This year marks the third time US Club Soccer will host championships in Colorado, after a successful debut in 2013 for the 2013 NPL Finals and National Cup XII Finals, and then again three years later for the 2016 NPL Finals and National Cup XV Finals. Located 25 minutes east of Denver, the Aurora Sports Park is a 220-acre site that hosts major local, state and national competitions, and offers 23 soccer fields.
More information: usclubsoccer.org, 843.614.4140.
About US Club Soccer: A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.