Aside from league play, one of the biggest opportunities for a club soccer team during the spring is winning a State Cup title.
This past weekend, nearly 50 teams throughout New England saw those hopes realized, winning State Cup titles throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire/Maine and Rhode Island. These groups will now head out to the National Cup Finals, which will be held July 19-23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
The event is entering its 18th year, with teams divided into a Super Group (most competitive) and a Premier Group. Local teams advanced via New England Premiership qualifiers, with last year producing four champions and six finalists from New England.
Let's take a look at which clubs will represent the region on the national stage come late July in Colorado.