Fall 2016 Illinois State Cup
The Illinois State Cup is the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Don’t be confused by similarly named league tournaments claiming to be a "state cup" championship.
Since 1966, even before its incorporation, Illinois Youth Soccer has been conducting this official annual state competition that is part of the national US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The Illinois State Cup provides an opportunity for approximately 350 teams in the under 12 to 19 age groups to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition. Winners of the Illinois State Cup advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament and have the opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Finals. The national finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels providing approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations to compete against the best teams in the nation. The Illinois State Cup is one of the largest State Cup competitions in the United States.
Illinois State Cup winners advance on to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships, June 23-28 in Sioux Falls, SD.
Group Play Weekend will be held October 1-2 at Sportscore One in Rockford.
The Illinois State Cup Semifinal and Finals will be held October 14-16 at Techny Park in Northbrook
State Cup & Presidents Cup Group Play Weekend
Year Award Nominations Due
Chicago Fire VS Columbus Crew SC
Fall Championship Weekend
Chicago Fire VS New England Revolution
Office Closed: Thanksgiving Break
Office Closed: Holiday Break