SANDY, Utah (Friday, December 2, 2016) – Real Salt Lake and the Utah Youth Soccer Association jointly announced plans for the Major League Soccer club’s involvement in the Utah/Southern Nevada “President’s Cup” tournaments for at least the next three years, as the 2017, 2018 and 2019 showcases are poised to welcome more than 6,000 participants across 425 teams in January/February of each year.
“Each year over 6000 youth soccer players from within UYSA converge on Southern Utah/Nevada to play in the tournament with hopes of advancing on to the Regional President’s Cup,” said Utah Youth Soccer Association CEO Andrew Hiatt. “Many of these players have grown up on the tradition and success that Real Salt Lake has represented since its conception. Having RSL as a sponsor of this tournament is sure to excite and motivate these players even more.”
Utah teams have won four U.S. Youth Soccer National President’s Cups in the last 5 years. The championship teams in each of the U13-U17 divisions in the annual UYSA President’s Cup qualify for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV President’s Cup, held in June of each year, with hopes of advancing to the USYS National President’s Cup each July.
“As always, Real Salt Lake is thrilled to continue its partnership with Utah Youth Soccer Association,” said RSL GM Craig Waibel. “With our club’s ongoing commitment to the grassroots aspects of the sport across our state and region, and Mr. Hansen’s groundbreaking vision for both the Herriman Academy and the Regional Training Centers across Utah and Arizona, our ability to join the UYSA in promoting the President’s Cup each of the next three years is certain to increase the growth and quality of this tournament, as well as youth soccer in the state of Utah.”
Interested teams are encouraged to visit the tournament’s official website for more details and information: http://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/presidents_cup/.
(Courtesy of RSL Communications)