The country’s most prestigious National Championship pathway, the New Jersey Youth Soccer National Championship Series State Cup 11U-14U 2019 has crowned their respective champions. These winners demonstrated skill, determination, grit and showcased years of hard work to claim their titles.
Teams from EDP leagues and teams from the US Youth Soccer Conferences managed by EDP were among the top teams that competed for the honor and be crowned State Cup champion.
Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth won both the 11U Girls and 11U Boys titles with the 2009G Green (EDP North Atlantic Premier I) defeating Real Jersey FC 2009 (EDP Central Atlantic Premier I) and the 2009B Pre-Academy Green (EDP Central Atlantic Premier I) defeating Vistula Garfield FC SC Panthers Zagorski (EDP North Atlantic Premier I).
“We have made a commitment to our Zone 1 programming and providing a true developmental platform for our players. We are proud to see the hard work of the players and staff on display during the State Cup and having 3 teams in the finals.” John Saunders, Cedar Stars Academy Director.
Real Jersey FC won two State Championships at 14U Girls and 14U Boys. The 06’ Girls (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference) defeated NJ Premier F.C 2006 (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference), 2-0, and will return to regionals to defend their title from last year. The 06’ Boys (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference) defeated Washington United Elite 06 (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference) to win the U14 Boys title. Washington United finished as a finalist for the third consecutive year in a row.
" As a smaller club, we are extremely proud of our 3 teams that were able to make the NCS Finals. To be able to have 2 of those teams come out victorious and earn a trip to Regionals is quite an accomplishment that we hope to build on moving forward " Jon Kopytko, Real Jersey FC Director.
In the 12U and 13U Girls, Torpedoes SC matched up against STA-Musc with each club finding a win. At 12UG Torpedoes SC Red Saxton (North Atlantic EDP Conference) defeated STA Musc 2008G USYS (North Atlantic EDP Conference) 5-1, to win their second State Championship in back-to-back championship victories. At 13U Girls STA Musc 2007G USYS (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference) defeated the Torpedoes SC (North Atlantic EDP Conference) in a penalty kick shootout. Both of these teams were semi-finalists in the 2018 State Cup.
In the 12U Boys group, NJ Premier FC 2008 (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference Premier I) defeated Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth 2008B Green (13U EDP Central Atlantic Premier III), 2-1. Both of these clubs were among the State Cup leaders, boasting 3 teams in the finals of the NCS.
For 13U Boys, SC Vistula Garfield Vistula 2007 Lewandowski (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference Premier I) defeated NJ Premier FC 2007 (Mid Atlantic EDP Conference Premier I) in a 3-0 shutout victory, to claim the 13U title. This was the second team from Vistula SC to have competed in the State Cup final.
The NCS State Cup was not the only state cup competition that wrapped up and crowned its champions. The New Jersey Youth Soccer Presidents Cup U11-14U finals also concluded from a tough crop of competitive teams as well.
In a tight final for the 11U Girls Presidents Cup, Roxbury MSC Elite Ruckus edged out Jersey Shore BOCA JR FC O'Hara, 3-2.
B’Elite Player Development SC Clash 2008/2009 shut out Rancocas Valley SC Dragons 2008 3-0 to win the 12U Girls President’s Cup bracket. B’Elite Player Development SC Clash recently won EDP Cup Fall 2019 in their age group as well.
The 13U Girl's age group found their title winner in Global Premier Soccer GPS NJ South 07G, who beat Chatham United SA 07 Breakers, 1-0.
Only one goal was the deciding factor of the 14U Girl's age group for the 2019 Presidents Cup when TSF Academy 2006G USYS NL beat Rancocas Valley SC Crush 2006, 1-0.
While on the boys’ side, Greater Flemington SC Caps PSG 09 beat out STA Musc 2009 Blue 3-2, in a narrow title win for the 11U Boys age group.
In another close final, Princeton FC 2008B Porto was able defeat Cinnaminson SC Union 2-1 in overtime to win the 12U Boys Presidents Cup championship.
Union County FC Sampdoria beat Deptford Premier FC 07’ 1-0, to win the 13U Boys group.
The 14U Boys President Cup champion found their winner Union SC Dragons Blue 06 who defeated STA Musc 2006 Boys USYS. This was STA’s second boy's team in a President’s Cup final.
Simon Collins, EDP Technical Director, congratulated all involved in making the New Jersey Youth Soccer National Championship Series State Cup 11U-14U 2019 successful: “EDP would like to thank NJ Youth Soccer for putting together an amazing tournament and for bringing together such talented players and teams from across New Jersey. Events like this are so important to the growth and development of soccer in the United States and NJ Youth Soccer's dedication to the sport is integral in its growth.”
Alan Shilling, President of EDP added: “EDP would also like to say congratulations to all of the Cup winners. We are very proud of our participating teams throughout the brackets that led to the final champions. We are so happy to facilitate the growth of such amazing clubs and teams and want to extend our sincerest congratulations to those who won their age groups, against some very tough and talented competition.”
Founded in 1999, Elite Development Program Soccer (EDP) is one of the largest organizers of youth soccer leagues and tournaments in the U.S. EDP operates youth leagues for boys and girls ages 9-19, conducts a Futures program for players ages 7-11, and operates U20/23 men’s and women’s leagues. EDP also runs over 20 tournaments each year. One of the major priorities of EDP’s leagues and tournaments is to enable soccer players to reach their full potential, with an emphasis on attending college. More than 3,500 teams participate in EDP’s leagues and more than 170,000 players compete in EDP tournaments annually. For more information on EDP, visit www.edpsoccer.com.