COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Twenty-three champions were crowned as National Cup XX Finals champions after title matches on Tuesday, July 20, at the National Cup XX Finals, the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national competition.
Over 200 teams representing 26 states competed at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, July 16-20, all striving to end their 2020-21 seasons on the champions stage alongside the Doug Hamilton Memorial Trophy.
The first three days saw group stage games progress to knockout rounds the final two days with the semifinals and finals. In total, 24 Super Group (most competitive) and 22 Premier Group divisions among the U-13 through U-19 boys and girls age groups led to 24 semi-final matches, with 11 divisions qualifying directly to championship matches, before the 23 champions received their hardware.
Below is the complete list of National Cup XX champions:
|U-13 Super:||DKSC 08B Lopez||Aztec Soccer 08G Impact NPL|
|U-13 Premier:||Great Falls Reston SC 08B Elite||Renegades SC 08G Parker|
|U-14 Super:||Marlboro Soccer Association 07B Gunners Blue||FC Stars 07G ECNL White|
|U-14 Premier:||Cincinnati United CUP 07B Black||Vision Soccer Academy 07G Premier|
|U-15 Super:||Eclipse Select SC 06B ECNL||Pacesetter Soccer Club 06G ECNL RL|
|U-15 Premier:||Boston Bolts 06B East||South Dakota United Futbol Club Dynamo 06G|
|U-16 Super:||STA 05B ECNL||North Oaks Soccer Club NOSC Blast 05G - Sahara|
|U-16 Premier:||Blitz Academy FC Blitz 05B Green||Space Coast United 05G RL|
|U-17 Super:||Eclipse Select SC Eclipse Select 04B ECNL||Lake Grove/Newfield (LIJSL) United 04G|
|U-17 Premier:||Bayside FC South 04B NPL||Catawba Valley Youth SA 04G Blast Blue|
|U-19 Super:||FC Golden State LA 03B USL||FC Stars ECNL Composite 02/03G Blue|
|U-19 Premier:||Charlotte Eagles SC USL Academy 02B||--|
Leading the way as the only two clubs with multiple division titles were Eclipse Select Soccer Club and FC Stars as they each claimed a pair. Eclipse Select Soccer Club clinched boys national championships at the U-15 and U-17 Super Division age groups, while FC Stars took home U-14 and U-19 Super Division titles in girls competition. Additionally, STA repeated as U-16 Boys Super Division Champions, this time with their '05 boys team. STA's '03 team won the same age group national title at National Cup XVIII in 2019.
National Cup, US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition, had teams in both boys and girls competition representing U-13 through U-19 age groups. All the teams qualified through five National Cup Regionals and qualifying state cups to advance to the the pinnacle of a challenging journey, the National Cup Finals.
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