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Region I Cups

2022 Cup Schedule

  • 10 April – 1st Round Amateur Cup
  • 10 April – QF Werner Fricker Cup
  • 17 April – Easter Sunday – No Matches
  • 24 April – QF Amateur Cup
  • 24 April – QF Over-40 Cup
  • 1 May – QF Gerhard Mengel Cup
  • 8 May – SF Werner Fricker Cup
  • 15 May – SF Amateur Cup
  • 15 May – SF Over-40 Cup
  • 22 May – SF Gerhard Mengel Cup
  • 29 May – Memorial Day – No Matches
  • 5 June – Make up date
  • 12 June – Make up date
  • 18 June - U23 Tournament
  • 18 June – Over-40 & Amateur Finals
  • 19 June – Gerhard Mengel & Werner Fricker Finals
  • 25 June - Women's Championship

Ukrainian American Sport Center
1 Lower State Rd, Horsham, PA 19044

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About Our Cups

USASA Region I is proud of its history in cup competitions and the success of its teams at national level. Our cup season begins in April and at the end of June, we will reach our finals.

In the men's competitions, the championships include:

  • Amateur Cup
  • Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship
  • Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship
  • National Over-40 Cup

Find all of it in the schedule below and follow us on Twitter @USASARegion1.


Entries for 2022 Cups

There were 202 teams that competed in state qualifiers to advance to the Region I cups for the 2022 season.

Cup States Teams
Amateur Cup 9 65
Werner Fricker Cup 8 57
Gerhard Mengel Cup 7 45
National Over-40 Cup 7 35

 

Region I Cup News

Weekend of Penalties

By Region I Communications 05/17/2022, 3:15pm CDT

Four of five rounds decided by kicks from the penalty mark.

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).

Semifinals are Set

By Region I Communications 05/02/2022, 11:45pm CDT

Month of May to determine the Region finalists.

The last Amateur Cup quarterfinal match was played Saturday evening with 2019 National Champion Newtown Pride FC (CT) defeating NY Greek Americans (ENY), a side with several Open and Amateur trophies on their shelves, 3:2. Newtown went down a player 17 minutes into the match with the half ending in a scoreless stalemate. Gabriel Ganzer put the Pride in the lead by converting from the penalty spot. The Greeks saw one of their players sent off in the 81st but were able to draw it even a few minutes later pouncing on a rebound after a saved penalty. In the 89th, it appeared that Nelson Savaria hit the game winner with his 35-yard blast for the Americans. Ganzer added his second a few minutes into stoppage time and then an own goal gave Newtown the final tally to send them to the semifinals. They will travel to New Jersey to take on Vistula Garfield SC.

We finished the quarterfinal rounds of the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship, on Sunday with Region cup holder Christos FC (MD) picking up where they left off last season in a 3:1 defeat of Sportsfriend Polonia SC (NJ). After a scoreless first half, Tommy Quaranta gave the Maryland side the lead in the 56th followed by a goal from Danny Baxter five minutes later. Marco Mangione made it 3 in the 87th while Konrad Plewa raised one for the Polonia flag in the 89th. Christos will meet Sporting 804 (MDCVA) who drew West Chester United (EPA) 2:2 but advanced on penalties 6:5. Joshua Labik started West Chester with a 3rd minute goal but Jacob Van Yahres tied it in the 39th. The match appeared to go to penalty rounds but Michael Lodge gave the visitors a brief lead in the 89th. A minute later, Mike Crosse tied it for Sporting.

In the northern bracket Danbury United (CT) outlasted the NY Greek Americans (ENY) in a goal fest in a 5:3 victory. The Battery Park Gunners (MA) were gracious hosts as they got shut out by the NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY) 5:0.

We have sole match this weekend with West Chester United (EPA) hosting Amherst Shooters (WNY) at Kildares Field in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in their semifinal contest for the Werner Fricker Cup. The other semifinal featuring Providence City FC (MA) and Jackson Lions FC (NJ) will be played on 14 May.


2022 Schedule/Results

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Region I Women's Championship

In addition to the men's championship, the Region will also hold the Women's Championship. This year it will take place at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach the weekend of 25-26 June.

Men Under-23 Championship
Gus Xikis Trophy

The final competition is the Gus Xikis Trophy for the U23 Championship. That tournament will be open up to 16 teams. Registration will be open until 30 May.

Additional information about these two championships can be found at the link below:

Women's Championship/U23 Tournament Page


Date Time Cup Round Home Result Away Location
10 Apr 5:00 Amateur 1st Christos FC (MD) 2:5 West Chester United (EPA) Western Regional #5
20 Apr 8:30 Fricker QF Christos FC (MD) 2:2 (6:7 PK) West Chester United (EPA) Troy Park #1
10 Apr 3:30 Fricker QF Appalachia Steel FC (WV) 1:1 (5:6 PK) Amherst Shooters (WNY) Mylan Park
10 Apr 5:00 Fricker QF Jackson Lions FC (NJ) 5:1 KO Elites (CT) Jackson Justice Complex
9 Apr 7:30 Fricker QF Lansdowne Yonkers FC (ENY) 1:3 Providence City FC (MA) Tibbetts Brook Park
24 Apr 5:00 Amateur QF West Chester United (EPA) 3:0 Appalachia Steel FC (PAW) Kildares Turf Field
24 Apr 12:30 Amateur QF BSC Raiders (WNY) 2:2 (9:10 PK) NOVA FC (MDCVA) Sahlen's Flash Fields Sports Complex
23 Apr 1:30 Amateur QF Vistula Garfield SC (NJ) 3:1 Fall River FC (MA) 20th Century Field
30 Apr 6:00 Amateur QF Newtown Pride FC (CT) 3:2 NY Greek Americans (ENY) Newtown High School Blue & Gold Stadium
24 Apr 3:00 O40 QF Renegades (MDCVA) 2:1 Radnor Phoenix (EPA) Longdale Soccer Complex
24 Apr 4:00 O40 QF Christos FC (MD) 3:1 Screaming Eagles O40 (MDCVA) Rockburn Branch Park #6
24 Apr 8:00 O40 QF Manhattan Celtic (ENY) 1:2 Den of Lions Legends (NJ) Randall's Island Park Field 74
24 Apr 1:30 O40 QF Fairfield GAC (CT) 1:3 Safira FC (MA) Penders Field
1 May 3:30 Mengel QF Sportsfriend Polonia SC (NJ) 1:3 Christos FC (MD) Alps Road Park #3
1 May 2:00 Mengel QF Sporting 804 (MDCVA) 2:2 (7:6) West Chester United (EPA) Longdale Soccer Complex
1 May 3:00 Mengel QF Danbury United (CT) 5:3 NY Greek Americans (ENY) Danbury Portuguese Cultural Center
1 May 3:00 Mengel QF Battery Park Gunners (MA) 0:5 NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY) East Boston Stadium
8 May 5:00 Fricker SF West Chester United (EPA) 3:0 Amherst Shooters (WNY) Kildares Turf Field
14 May 7:00 Fricker SF Providence City FC (MA) 0:0 (2:4 PK) Jackson Lions FC (NJ) Johnston High School
15 May 4:00 Amateur SF NOVA FC (MDCVA) 1:1 (5:4 PK) West Chester United (EPA) Centreville High School
15 May 2:15 Amateur SF Vistula Garfield SC (NJ) 1:3 Newtown Pride FC (CT) Joseph LaFaso Field
15 May 5:00 O40 SF Renegades (MDCVA) 1:1 (4:2 PK) Christos FC (MD) Striker Park
15 May 3:00 O40 SF Den of Lions Legends (NJ) 0:0 (4:5 PK) Safira FC (MA) Ironbound Stadium Field B
22 May 2:30 Mengel SF Christos FC (MD) 6:0 Sporting 804 (MDCVA) Western Regional #5
22 May 5:00 Mengel SF NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY) 8:5 Danbury United (CT) Belson Stadium
18 June 5:00 O40 Final Renegades (MDCVA) Safira FC (MA) Ukrainian #6
18 June 7:00 Amateur Final NOVA FC (MDCVA) Newtown Pride FC (CT) Ukrainian #6
19 June 11:00 Mengel Final Christos FC (MD) NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY) Ukrainian #6
19 June 12:00 Xikis Final Ukrainian #1
19 June 1:00 Fricker Final West Chester United (EPA) Jackson Lions FC (NJ) Ukrainian #6

Amateur Cup for the Fritz Marth Trophy

  1. Newtown Pride FC (CT)
  2. NY Greek Americans (ENY)
  3. West Chester United (EPA)
  4. Christos FC (MD)
  5. Fall River FC (MA)
  6. NOVA FC (MDCVA)
  7. Vistula Garfield SC (NJ)
  8. Appalachia Steel FC (PAW)
  9. BSC Raiders (WNY)

Werner Fricker Cup - Amateur Open Championship

  1. KO Elites (CT)
  2. Lansdowne Yonkers FC (ENY)
  3. West Chester United (EPA)
  4. Christos FC (MD)
  5. Providence City FC (MA)
  6. Jackson Lions FC (NJ)
  7. Appalachia Steel FC (WV) 
  8. Amherst Sharpshooters (WNY)

Gerhard Mengel Cup - Over-30 Championship

  1. Danbury United (CT)
  2. NY Pancyprians (ENY) 
  3. NY Greek Americans (ENY)
  4. West Chester United (EPA) 
  5. Christos FC (MD)
  6. Battery Park Gunners (MA)
  7. Sporting 804 (MDCVA)
  8. Sportsfriend Polonia SC (NJ)

National Over-40 Cup 

  1. Fairfield GAC (CT)
  2. Manhattan Celtic (ENY)
  3. Radnor Phoenix (EPA)  
  4. Christos FC (MD)
  5. Safira FC (MA)
  6. Screaming Eagles O40 (MDCVA) 
  7. Renegades (MDCVA)
  8. Den of Lions Legends (NJ)