St. Louis Missouri - The USYS 2018 President's Cup, a tournament the club continues to focus on and make a priority each year, begins bracket play this evening at the Lou Fusz and Missouri Rush Soccer Complex's. SLSG will have a total of five teams playing, including representatives in four of the five high school age groups. Of the five teams competing, four have previous experience in this tournament, with two teams, 02 Bolton (Brian Hansen & Sean Long) and 03 Sevilla (Mike Rami & Dave Orr) having made it to the President's Cup Regionals in successive years. Another group, 02 Manchester City (Ricky Andrews & Scott Stephan) includes several members of another SLSG 02 team, Newcastle, who went to the President's Cup Regional as well and has since merged in with both Man. City and Bolton.
Steve Pecher, SLSG's Program Director, had this to say about the upcoming competition, "The President's Cup continues to grow in size and competitive level each year. I believe it has complemented the development of our players by giving them an important and meaningful Cup to focus on winning each year. This year we have some quality teams in the tournament, several of them with important experience at this level, so I'm excited and optimistic about the chances of the club doing well this year"
04 Athletico Madrid (Kurt Schoen & Jason Schicker) will be making their first appearance in the Cup and 00 Roma (Trent Kuperwicz) will be attempting to get through to the finals for the first time after being stopped three years running in the semi-finals. For a complete listing of brackets, schedules, and other need to know info see the MYSA website.
2018 - SLSG - President's Cup Teams
04 Atletico Madrid
02 Manchester City
We will do our best to post updates on Twitter - @SlsgG
Good luck to all!