MURFREESBORO, Tenn — Tennessee Soccer Club walked away from the 2013/2014 season with an unprecedented 10 Division I State Cup Championships along with 9 Finalists and 3 third place finishes across division I, II and III. Tennessee Soccer Club is the only club in Tennessee State Cup history to garner this much success in a single season.
The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) is the National State Association Member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and hosts the State Cup tournament. TSSA has a current membership base of over 41,000 registered players with 105 local member organizations across the state. A spot in the State Cup is earned through league play for boys and girls teams from U12 – U18. Soccer clubs from the entire state competed for the chance to be named their respected age and gender State Cup champions.
“The competition in this state is growing and there are many quality clubs that competed this weekend. To walk away from State Cup with 10 championship teams and 12 teams earning a spot at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships is impressive and we are pleased with the direction and standard our club has set.” said Executive Director of Coaching, Stuart Brown.
12 Tennessee SC teams will now move on to play other State Cup champions and top level teams from southern states at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships to be hosted June 19th-26th in Baton Rouge, LA. Regional winners from U13-U19 qualify to compete in the National Championships to be held in Germantown MD, July 22-27th.
“Rising tides lifts all ships, and the success of our showcase teams will provide more exposure and attract more quality coaches to our club that will benefit our teams at every level of play. In addition to celebrating our achievements, we should not bask in them – there is no finish line. We must take with us the lessons learned this year and apply them next year.” Said Executive Director, Kevin Burk