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2012 Illinois State Cup Championships to be Earned This Weekend

 
US Youth Soccer Illinois State Cup Finals On Sunday, May 20
 
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL - May 16, 2012 - The US Youth Soccer Illinois State Cup will host semifinals and finals this weekend at Rockford's Sportscore One facility. The Illinois State Cup will have title matches in the Boys & Girls U12 and Under-13 divisions and the Boys U14-U18 brackets.
 
Semifinals for each of these divisions will be on Saturday, May 19 and championships on Sunday, May 20.
 
The Illinois State Cup is the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
 
Since 1966, Illinois Youth Soccer has been conducting this official annual state competition. The Illinois State Cup provides an opportunity for over 250 teams in the under 12 - 19 age groups to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition. Winners of the Illinois State Cup advance to the US Youth Soccer Regionals and have the opportunity to qualify for the National Championships. The national finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels providing approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations to compete against the best teams in the nation. The Illinois State Cup is one of the largest State Cup competitions in the United States.
 
Listed below is a complete schedule of this Championship Weekend can be found below. Girls U14-U19 and Boys U19 Illinois State Cup championships will be held in June.  
 
Illinois State Cup champions in the U13-U19 divisions earn a bid in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships in Saginaw, MI from June 23-27.
 
Saturday, May 19 Semifinal Schedule
Illinois State Cup
U12 Boys: 10am
Raider FC vs Campton United
Chicago Magic vs Kickers United
 
U12 Girls: 12pm
Chicago Magic South vs Campton United
Lake Forest Select vs Roadrunners SC Select
 
U13 Boys: 10am
Chicago Magic vs Campton United
Ela vs Spartan FC
 
U13 Girls: 8am
Eclipse East Black vs NSA Rockets
CFJ Red 11 vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher IL
 
U14 Boys: 8am
Chicago Magic Pre-Academy 1 vs Campton United
GLSA Premier vs Red 11
 
U15 Boys: 10am
Chicago Magic vs GLSA Libertyville FC
Galaxy Blue vs Windy City 54
 
U16 Boys: 12pm
FCX North Black vs FCX South
Team Evanston Premier vs Campton United Navy
 
U17 Boys: 2pm
Ela vs Galaxy SC
Raiders FC Premier vs Eclipse Select
 
U18 Boys: 12pm
Galaxy Blue vs Galaxy SC Black
Ajax FC vs Hawthorne Woods
 
Sunday, May 20 Championship Match Schedule
Illinois State Cup
U12 Boys: 10am
U12 Girls: 12pm
U13 Boys: 10am
U13 Girls: 8am
U14 Boys: 8am
U15 Boys: 10am
U16 Boys: 12pm
U17 Boys: 2pm
U18 Boys: 10am
 
For more information of the Illinois State Cup or any other Illinois Youth Soccer tournament or program visit www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org 
 
About Illinois Youth Soccer
Illinois Youth Soccer is the official representative of US Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation in Illinois. Affiliates of Illinois Youth Soccer provide more than 82,000 youngsters in Illinois with the opportunity to play soccer, making Illinois Youth Soccer, Illinois' LARGEST youth soccer organization. For more information on Illinois Youth Soccer, go to www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org
 
About US Youth Soccer
US Youth Soccer-The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.
 
 
 

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