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2013 National Cup Forms (Men)

(This packet includes the Rules Acknowledgment, Player Pool, and Entry Form)

(Women's Divisions info coming soon)

 2013 Overland Park, Kansas

June 28-30, 2013

 

Important dates that teams and states need to know are as follows:

 

Entry Deadlines for Competitions:
 
The Region 2 entry deadline for the Cups will be SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013. A DRAW WILL BE HELD on MONDAY, MARCH 18th at 9PM EDT to determine who will play who in the first round and who will be hosting the match.  BE
PREPARED TO PLAY YOUR FIRST GAME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 30th at 2:00 PM.
 
 
Deadline to enter the cups competition for all competitions except
Men's Open is May 31st.  State Winners must be determined by Sunday,
June 9th.

 
 
 
 Schedule:
 
Here is the final schedule for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (still
to be reviewed and ratified by the Open Cup Committee):


Sunday, April 28:                              Qualifying Deadline

Tuesday, May 14:                             1st round

Tuesday, May 21:                             2nd round

Tuesday, May 28:                             3rd round (MLS teams enter
here)

Wednesday, June 12:                     4th round

Wednesday, June 26:                     5th round (quarterfinals)

Wednesday, Aug. 7:                       6th round (semifinals)

Wednesday, Aug. 21:                     6th round (semifinals) – To be
used only if a team is competing in the CONCACAF Champions’ League the
week of Aug. 7

Tuesday-Wed., Oct. 1-2:               Open Cup Final

THIS MEANS THE REGION 2 SCHEDULE DEADLINE FOR ENTERING THE CUPS WILL BE
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013. A DRAW WILL BE HELD on MONDAY, MARCH 18th at
9PM EDT to determine who will play who in the first round and who will
be hosting the match. We will go back to the original way in which we
have played previously,  meaning we will play home and away. BE
PREPARED TO PLAY OUR FIRST GAME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 30th at 2:00 PM. All
games will be played at 2 pm (unless both teams agree to a variation
and call me to confirm it).

Please remember that the day following the dates listed above should be
reserved as a make-up date in the event of a weather postponement. U.S.
Soccer recommends that leagues schedule their league matches to allow
at least two open days before and after each Open Cup match date
and make-up date. Please also be aware that the Men’s National Team
will have games scheduled on May 29 (friendly) and June 11 (WCQ at home
vs. Panama), one day immediately before or after an Open Cup match
date.

Should a non-MLS team reach the Final, we can consider rescheduling to
an earlier date if we can find a break in the participating teams’
schedules.

Regional Deadlines for other competitions:

Deadline to enter the cups competition for all competitions except
Men's Open is May 31st.  State Winners must be determined by Sunday,
June 9th. If a state wishes to hold their competitions earlier than the
regional deadlines, that is completely up to the state. New forms will be added to the www.soccermidwest.us site in the next week.

Competitions will be held in Overland Park, Kansas on June 28-30, 2013.

WORD OF WARNING:   Have your state registrar check out every single
player on your roster before you send it to me. You must insist they
get this done! Because of the tight deadlines, I will not have time to
check on the players and get back to you so you can make changes or try
to clear your players. It is important to do this UP FRONT! Otherwise,
your players may not be able to participate. Help yourselves by taking
this vital step to getting the information out.

If you have any questions, email me.

Please note that this year there will be no women's competitions at the
regional level. If women want to enter the new soccer festival, it will
be held at the same dates and at the same location as our event, but it
is not related to our event at all.

Debra Trapikas

 
 
About the National Cups

The USASA National Cups program is the oldest and most prestigious adult competition offered to all affiliated teams of the United States Adults Soccer Association. It is also open to any youth soccer team whose players are registered with the United States Soccer Federation.

Six divisions of competition are offered each year: Men's Open Cup, Men's Amateur Cup, Men's 0/30 Cup, Men's U/23 Cup, Women's Cup and Women's U/23 Cup. In addition, those teams who enter into the Men's Open Cup competition are also entering the USSF Lamar Hunt Open Cup. This competition allows our adult men teams the possibility of playing the Major League Soccer (MLS) teams for the championship title.

For those NPSL or PDL teams wishing to participate in the USASA Werner Fricker Cup, the following guidelines apply:      
1)  If an NPSL or PDL team is also registered with a state association (or their "B" or "second" team, etc. ) and plays in a league of four or more teams, then they may enter through the State Association.
2)  If an NPSL or PDL team is NOT registered with a State Association, then they must enter directly through the Regional Cup Commissioner. If more than two teams in the same league enter, a play off game will be held to determine the league's representative for the inter-regional games.
3)  Entries and fees must be received prior to April 4.  The play off game must take place prior to April 25.
4). If an NPSL or PDL team (other than a separate "B" or "Second" team) is a top two finalist in the Regional Open Cup, they will not advance as our regional entry into the Lamar Hunt Open Cup. They will continue in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup through their respective league, if qualified.
5) The Region Final of the top two teams will be played in Overland Park, Kansas at the Regional Finals. The winner of the Regional Finals will play the winners of the other three regions for the Werner Fricker Cup at the National Cup Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

For various reasons (usually weather/fields related), the "Cups" year can begin in September of the previous year in many of our states in Region II. Contact your state office now for more information.

 
 
Regional Cup Commissioner

The Regional Cup Commissioner is Debra Trapikas. For any information on the National Cup program, contact Debra.

Contact Debra

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