The National Amateur Cup, one of the nation's oldest soccer tournaments, named its 2022 champion August 7 in Milwaukee, WI.
Region II champion Bavarian United defeated Region I champion NOVA FC 1-0 to claim the Fritz Marth Trophy.
The competition featured the four USASA Regional champions from this year:
Region 1 - NOVA FC
Region 2 - Bavarian United
Region 3 - ASC New Stars
Region 4 - Los Angeles Strikers
This page will serve as the official source for information on regional qualifiers, schedules, and team registration.
The National Amateur Cup was established in 1923. This tournament is the premier tournament for competitive amateur teams in the U.S. Teams qualify for the tournament by entering at the state or regional level. The finalist from each of the four regions advances to the National Amateur Cup final which is hosted by one of the four finalists.
The National Amateur Cup Champion earns a spot in the US Open Cup and competes in the Hank Steinbrecher Cup.
Select your region to see how your team can participate in the USASA Men's National Amateur Cup.
The Region I cup finals are this weekend at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Six titles are up for grab as a cumulation state and Region qualifiers that started as early as last September. The winners will go on to represent the Region in their respective national finals.
Our first championship match will be Saturday evening as the Renegades (MDCVA) and Safira FC (MA) battle for the Over-40 Cup. It will be the second final trip in a row for the Renegades who lost out to Fairfield GAC FC (CT) in penalty kicks last season.
Following the Over-40 will be the Amateur Cup for the Fritz Marth Trophy featuring 2019 champion Newtown Pride FC (CT) against NOVA FC (MDCVA). This is the first cup run for NOVA who defeated West Chester United (EPA) in the southern bracket semifinal.
Sunday morning, we kick off with the Gerhard Mengel Cup for the Over-30 Championship. This will be a replay of last season's title match between cup holders Christos FC (MD) and NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY).
For the second year in a row, we will play the Women's Championship. Defending champion Sidekicks FC (MA) look hold off Hoboken FC 1912 (NJ).
We wrap it up with the Werner Fricker Cup for the Amateur Open Championship with West Chester United (EPA) taking on Jackson Lions FC (NJ).
Along with the finals, we also will run Men Under-23 Championship for the Gus Xikis Trophy over the weekend with that final taking place on Sunday.
The finals can be seen live on YouTube. Go to our link for finals.
We completed our last two semifinals of the cups season with the Gerhard Mengel Cup. It will be a replay of last season’s final with Region cup holder Christos FC (MD) once again meeting NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY). Christos FC shutout Sporting 804 (MDCVA) 6:0 as Jon Ports and Tommy Quaranta hit a brace each. Collin Fisher scored and assisted with goal also coming from Marco Mangione. Karou Forbess added two assists while Phil Saunders an Dan McCleary shared the shutout. The Pancyprian reached the final after a crazy 8:5 victory of Danbury United (CT). The final will take place 19 June at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Our Region championships start on Saturday evening, 18 June with the National Over-40 Cup followed by the Amateur Cup for the Fritz Marth Trophy. Sunday, will be the finals for the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship, and then the Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship.
Also during the weekend will be the Region I Under-23 Championship for the Gus Xikis Trophy. Tournament play starts on Saturday concluding with the semifinals & final on Sunday.
We have three of our Region finals set as we played five semifinal matches over the weekend. Of those contests, only one was decided in regulation while the other had to be decided from the penalty mark.
It started Saturday evening as Providence City FC (MA) hosted the Jackson Lions FC (NJ). The match ended nil-nil with the Jersey side advancing on penalties 4:2. Their opponent in the final will be West Chester United (EPA). The match is scheduled for 19 June at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Newtown Pride FC (CT) were the lone victor over the weekend in their visit against Vistula Garfield SC (NJ). After a scoreless first half, Gabriel Ganzer opened the match with his goal in the 54th. Newtown’s lead doubled in the 65th when Keita Ibrahima fed Ronaldinho Diniz only to see Vistula cut the lead 5 minutes later on a goal from Paul Kondratowicz. Mo Ndiaye sealed the match in 87th to send Newtown to the Amateur Cup final. The Pride won the Region and National title in 2019.
The other Amateur finalist will be NOVA FC (MDCVA) who edged West Chester United (EPA) 5:4 in penalties. West Chester got off to an early start with when Spencer Burkhardt set up Lyam MacKinnon in the 8th minute. NOVA drew it even on the 28th as Brandon Williamson converted his penalty. The match ended 1:1 and keeper Chris Palacios took his club through with his save on the second kick. The final will take place on 18 June at the Ukrainian American Sports Center.
The Renegades (MDCVA) return to the National Over-40 Cup final after a 1:1 draw against Christos FC (MD). The Maryland side took the lead just before the half when Pat Crawford assisted Kenny Suter. The Renegades tied in in the 88th on a penalty kick and then went on to outlast Christos 4:2 in the penalty rounds. They will meet Safira FC (MA) who edged Den of Lions Legends (NJ) 5:4 in penalties after a 0:0 draw. Player/coach Andre Ferreira hit the winner in the penalty rounds. The title match will precede the Amateur final on 18 June.
We are down to our last set of semifinals this weekend with the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 championship. Christos FC (MD) will host Sporting 804 (MDCVA) while Danbury United (CT) travel to NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY).