Tournament Standings and Tiebreakers

Pool Play Advancement
a. Games ending in ties will remain ties in preliminary rounds.
b. To determine advancement from group play the following shall be used:

Highest number of points based on

  • Win = 6 points
  • Tie = 3 points
  • 1 point for each goal (maximum three per game)
  • 1 point for a shutout

Note: There is a maximum of 10 points per game.

Teams tied in points will be advanced by:

  1. Winner of head-to-head competition (not valid if more than two teams are tied)
  2. Winner of most games
  3. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals against) with a maximum of three goals differential per game
  4. Fewest goals allowed
  5. Most goals scored in all games, with a maximum of three goals per game
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark following the procedures published in the USSF Laws of the Game

Note: A forfeit in play will result in a 3-0 score.

Single Elimination Games

Games that cannot end in a tie must be determined by overtime play of two 5-minute periods. At the end of two 5-minute overtimes, if the game is still tied, it will be decided by kicks from the penalty mark following the procedures published in the USSF Laws of the Game.