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Minnesota State Cup

General Information

REGISTRATION | $975/team
Registration has closed for 2021 Minnesota State Cup. 

OVERVIEW
This tournament is open to all 13U–19U competitive teams. The US Youth Soccer Minnesota State Cup presented by Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is a tournament designed to select the Minnesota league team or Midwest Regional team at each age level and gender to represent Minnesota at the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. Regional winners will go on to compete in the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

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Note: We highly encourage Premier I teams to register for State Cup and Premier II & First Division teams to register for Presidents Cup. This general guideline is used throughout the nation to ensure the integrity and competitiveness of each event remains intact. 

Teams have the option to enter either the Minnesota State Cup or Presidents Cup but may NOT enter both.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Nov 1: Registration opens
Feb 1: Registration closes
March 15: Rosters frozen
March: Play-in games (if necessary)
April 29-May 2: Group play
May 21-23: Semi-finals & Finals
June 25-30: USYS Midwest Regional Championships (St. Louis, MO)
July 20-25: USYS National Championships (TBA)

SEEDING
In order, the seeding for USYS State is as follows:

  1. Previous Year's State Cup Result
  2. Current National League Teams (including regional conferences)
  3. Current Premier I teams using past results
  4. Current Premier II teams using past results
  5. Current First Division teams using past results
  6. Current Black teams using past results
  7. Current Blue teams using past results
  8. Other factors as determined by MYSA

FORMAT
All accepted State Cup teams are guaranteed two games, however, our goal is 8 teams per age group with the following format:

  • 3 group play games
  • Winners of each group advance to semis
  • 2 wildcards advance to semis

If we have more than 8 teams register, we may institute play-in games for the lowest ranked teams. Our decision to have play-in games will primarily be based off of total number of registered teams in an age group. 

2021 REFUND POLICY
If Minnesota State Cup is canceled due to COVID-19 or other extenuating circumstances as determined by MYSA, teams will be refunded $675. If a team withdraws or is disqualified, no refunds will be given, however, if a team does not qualify (i.e. win a play-in game), then the entire fee will be returned less the play-in game cost. 
 
If US Youth Soccer cancels Regionals or Nationals, no refunds will be given as the decision to cancel is independent of Minnesota State Cup.

19U INFORMATION
Our plan is to have a 19U age group for both Minnesota State Cup and Presidents Cup. USYS is currently surveying states to determine the exact format for 19U regionals and nationals.

Questions?
For registration questions: AshleyJacques@MNYouthSoccer.org
For event specific questions: StacyDally@MNYouthSoccer.org

2021 Location: Maple Grove

All group play and playoff games will be played in Maple Grove, with Fernbrook Fields serving as tournament headquarters. 


All games will be in Maple Grove just off of I-94, I-694 and I-494 freeways

Fields

A total of 16 fields* will be used for State Cup:

  • 4 turf fields at Fernbrook Fields
  • 1 turf field at Maple Grove High School
  • 1 turf field at Osseo High School
  • 1 grass field at Fernbrook Elementary
  • 4 grass fields at Gleason Fields
  • 1 turf and 4 grass fields at Maple Grove Sports Dome

*weather dependent

2019 Boys Champions

2019 Girls Champions