FRISCO, Texas – US Youth Soccer announces Murfreesboro, Tennessee as host of the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, which is the culminating event for US Youth Soccer teams who have advanced from the state to regional to National Presidents Cup level, to be held July 8-11, at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
“The US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup is the final stop for teams that have worked to advance through the first two levels of play in the Presidents Cup. We know that Murfreesboro is a great setting for teams to experience play at a national level that will provide a rewarding experience to the players who will become fans of the game for life,” said Ed Loucks, committee chairman of the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup. “The Presidents Cup offers a unique experience by incorporating camaraderie, community and competition through the great game of soccer."
The Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams in which each US Youth Soccer State Association determines the path through which teams advance to the regional qualifiers.
Craig Long, Vice President of the Tennessee State Soccer Association says, "Tennessee Soccer is pleased to have been awarded this tournament. The National Presidents Cup Championship is a wonderful experience for these players, families and soccer fans in general. We are excited that Murfreesboro will be the host site. The community outreach during the bid process was excellent and I am sure that their efforts will equal that as we progress through the planning process. I am confident that together we will put on a great event for all."
The regional qualifiers determine the teams in the Under-14 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups that advance to the National Presidents Cup.
“We were extremely pleased to learn that we won the bid to host the 2010 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup in Rutherford County. This would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of the Tennessee State Soccer Association, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department and the Murfreesboro Soccer Club. This tournament will not only bring national attention to Rutherford County, but will also prepare us to host the Southern Regionals in 2011,” said Mona Herring, Vice President of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.