United States Adult Soccer Association

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United States Adult Soccer Association
United States Adult Soccer Association.svg
CountryUnited States
Level on pyramid4-11
Domestic cup(s)National Amateur Cup
US Open Cup

The United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) is a national organization for amateur soccer in the United States. It consists of 54 State Associations as well as national, regional and state leagues.

It can be compared to the United States Youth Soccer Association and its 54 affiliated State Associations - as it was once all one bodied structure.

The National Premier Soccer League and NISA Nation are USASA national affiliates designed to promote a high level of competition together along with its 54 affiliated State Associations.

USASA is also affiliated with the Women's Premier Soccer League and the United Women's Soccer league.


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]


The USASA National Amateur Cup[edit]

The National Amateur Cup is the most prestigious and longest running tournament for all of amateur soccer in the entire country, crowning its first Champion, Fleisher Yarn in 1924.

This national tournament has a rich history alongside its companion tournament, the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, that has been in existence since 1914.

The significance of both these tournaments is that the winner of the National Amateur Cup is given a direct ticket to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup national stage.

Due to FIFA & CONCACAF ruling for the United States Soccer Federation and its neighboring Federations, the then Champions for the US Open Cup would then get a chance at lifting the CONCACAF Champions League trophy and then if that is achieved, the club is given the opportunity to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup.

To crown a Champion of The National Amateur Cup Tournament, a winner must come out of the four Regional Champions.

The USASA is made up of 4 Regions nationwide, east to west - and each region is to crown a champion after a process where the Regional Associations assist the affiliated State Associations to a single elimination tournament with all of the State affiliated clubs. After that is complete -

The State Champions are then to progress to a single elimination tournament with the other State Associations for the Regional's Cup; which then gives them 1 of 4 slots to The Official National Amateur Cup Tournament for the Fritz Marth Trophy.

Hank Steinbrecher Cup[edit]

In 2013, USASA began a competition to pit the champions of the different men's amateur competitions (USASA National Amateur Cup, National Premier Soccer League, USL League Two and defending Hank Steinbrecher Cup holder) against each other for the title of "Champions of Champions"

Year Winner Result Runner-up Third Place Result Fourth Place
2013 Carolina Dynamo 1–1 (3–2 PK's) LVU Sonic Croatian Eagles 3–1 Battery Park Gunners
2014 RWB Adria 1–0 Sonoma County Sol NTX Rayados Ocean City Nor'easters
2015 Chattanooga FC[1] 3–0 Michigan Bucks Maryland Bays NY Greek Americans
2016 Chicago Fire U23[2][3][4] 2–1 Chattanooga FC Quinto Elemento FC West Chester United
2017 Michigan Bucks 3–0 AFC Cleveland Chicago FC United 4–0 Christos FC
2018 Michigan Bucks[5] 2–0 Charlotte Eagles Lansdowne Bhoys FC 2–1 Elm City Express
2019 Flint City Bucks[6] 3–0 Chicago FC United FC Motown 3-1 Milwaukee Bavarian SC[7]
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022 Flint City Bucks 2-1 Denton Diablos FC Lansdowne Bhoys FC Houston Regals

Werner Fricker National Amateur Cup[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chattanooga FC Set to Host 2016 US Soccer Amateur Championship". Goal Nation. 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Chattanooga FC falls to Fire in second overtime". Times Free Press. 28 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Chicago Fire PDL Claims US Soccer National Amateur Championship". Chicago Fire. 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Chattanooga FC Falls 2–1 In Hank Steinbrecher Cup". National Premier Soccer League. 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ Duggan, Dan (June 4, 2018). "Bucks Earn Second Consecutive USASA National Championship". Flint City Bucks. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bucks Win Third Consecutive USASA Hank Steinbrecher Cup". WNEM. June 3, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 NPSL Schedule". FC Motown. Retrieved July 18, 2019.

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