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US Youth Soccer Massachusetts State Cup

Please note, the 2020 Massachusetts State Cup has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We look forward to hosting the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Events in 2021.
Please contact Lynn Gugliuzza via with any questions. 


The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is proud to host the 2020 Massachusetts State Cup.  This tournament is the first phase of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.  
The tournament is open to all 13U-19U teams who meet the 2020 Massachusetts State Cup Eligibility Requirements.  Please review the requirement link below, prior to submitting your 2020 Massachusetts State Cup Entry Form and fee.   
Team Placement:
The 2019 Massachusetts State Cup Champions will be awarded the #1 seed and the Finalists will be awarded the #2 seed (providing these teams have maintained 51% roster continuity between their 2019 and 2020 State Cup Rosters).  The remainder of the teams will be placed using a Blind Draw.  
Official League Team Roster and State Cup maximum size is 22 players and Game Day Roster maximum size is 18 players.
Teams must maintain continuity of 9 common players between their Official League Roster and State Cup Roster.
Tournament Format:
All age groups will play 11v11 and will play a single game elimination format, varying based on the number of teams entered per age/gender group.
Play-in games will be played, if required, to reduce each age/gender group to 16 teams.  These games will be self-scheduled by the teams and must be played by April 27th.
Tentative Play Dates:
Saturday, May 9th - Round of 16           
Sunday,   May 10th - Quarter Finals       
Saturday, May 16th - Round of 16          
Sunday,   May 17th - Quarter Finals       
Saturday, May 30th - Boys & Girls Semi Finals   
Sunday, May 31st - Boys & Girls Finals   
The State Cup tournament fees will be broken down into two categories; Entry Fee and Per Game Fee.  The Entry Fee includes team registration, Mass Youth Soccer/USYS affiliation fees and tournament expenses not included in the Per Game Fee.  The Per Game Fee includes the on-site game day costs, field fees and referee fees. 
Entry Fee
Round of 16 Game Fee
Quarter-finals Game Fee
Semifinals Game Fee
Finals Game Fee
Teams will be invoiced by Mass Youth Soccer, for their Game Fee(s) after they have played their last State Cup game.
For those teams selected to play a “play-in” game, they will have 50% of their entry fee returned if they do not advance to the Round of 16.  There will be no charge to the teams using Progin Park for their “play-in” games.  If teams choose to play at another site, the teams will be responsible for any field charges that might be incurred.
The Massachusetts State Cup winners will advance to the 2020 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships in Charleston & Huntington, West Virginia, June 26th - July 2nd 2020.

NOTE: Massachusetts State Cup winners who withdraw from attending the Eastern Regional Championships will be subjected to fines up to $3000.00.

Winners of the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships will advance to the 2020 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas July 20th – 26th.
NOTE: Teams who withdraw from the US Youth Soccer National Championships will be fined $5000.00.
Deadline for submitting the Massachusetts State Cup Entry will be March 1st, 2020.
Please contact Lynn Gugliuzza if you have any State Cup questions: