United States Adult Soccer Association

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United States Adult Soccer Association
United States Adult Soccer Association logo.png
Country  United States
Confederation US Soccer
Founded 1995
Levels on pyramid 5–9
Promotion to None
Relegation to Various depends on local league
Domestic cup(s) US Open Cup
George F. Donnelly Cup
National Cup Finals
Coed Cup
Veteran's Cup
Website Official site

The United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) is a national organization and sanctioning body for amateur soccer in the United States. It consists of 54 state organizations as well as regional and national leagues. The USL's Premier Development League and the National Premier Soccer League are USASA-affiliated but are designed to promote a higher lever of competition than the state organizations. USASA also affiliates the Women's Premier Soccer League, one of the top women's leagues in the nation. USASA has over 250,000 adult members within its leagues and teams.

Organization[edit]

State and local associations operate leagues under the umbrella of the USASA. The national organization is split into four regions:

Region I

Region II

Region III

Region IV

Affiliated Amateur Adult Leagues[edit]

For a list of USASA affiliated amateur adult leagues, see List of USASA affiliated leagues.

Competitions[edit]

Nationally, the USASA runs the following competitions for its affiliated teams:

  • Men's National Cup Finals – The National Cups Competition is the oldest soccer tournament in the United States for members of United States Soccer Federation and United States Adult Soccer Association teams. The competition began in 1914 as the Men’s Open Cup, and was administered by the USASA from the mid-1940s until the mid-1990s, when USSF took over the competition. The USASA currently enters nine teams into the USSF competition.
  • Other National Cup competitions – In 1923 the Men’s Amateur was added and in 1980 both the Women’s Amateur and Over 30 competitions were added, followed in the mid-1990s by the Women's Open competition and the Men's and Women's U23 and U20 competitions. Each year, some 250 teams across the United States participate in the National Cup Competitions.
  • Coed Cup – The United States Adult Soccer Association established the Coed Cup in 1999 to provide a national competition for the coed soccer players in the United States. There are Open, Over 30 and an Over 40 competitions. In the Open event there are three different divisions to reflect the diversity of the USASA’s coed teams: First Division(highest level – very competitive), Second Division (middle level – competitive) and Third Division (less competitive/just for fun).
  • Veterans Cup – The annual Veterans Cup tournament was established in 1998 by the United States Adult Soccer Association with the intention of providing high-level soccer to both men and women 30 years of age and older. The current Veterans Cup tournament is a six-day event with an anticipated 75–100 adult soccer teams, comprising approximately 2,000 players, family members and supporters.

Amateur Championships[edit]

In 2013, USASA held a competition to pit the champions of the different men's amateur competitions against each other for the title of "USA National Amateur Champions". The event was repeated in 2014, this time adding a bracket for women's amateur competition champions.

2013[edit]

Teams competing:

Carolina Dynamo won the championships in a 3–2 penalty kicks decision after drawing FC LVU Sonic 1–1 in regulation. The third place match went to Croatian Eagles, beating the Gunners 3–1.[1]

2014[edit]

Teams competing:

RWB Adria defeated Sonoma County Sol 1-0 to win the men's amateur national championship. Washington Spirit Reserves won the women's championship, 2-0 over Houston Aces.

USASA in the US Open Cup[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

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