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National Cups

2018 Region IV National Cup

2018 Details

Open to all Region IV/USASA Member Teams*

Knockout rounds determined by draw (geographic locations will be taken into account)

Entry Fee $300/Team

Prize Money for Winning Teams in each round

Winner Advances to National Amateur Cup Final (August 2018)

Entry Deadline by March 2018

*Teams registered with Cal South will need to play in their State Cup to advance to the Region IV National Amateur Cup Qualifiers.


2018 Format

  • The number of rounds will be determined by the final number of entries.
  • A draw, with travel distances taken into account, will determine matchups.
  • Home teams will be responsible for finding a field and all expenses.

2018 Prizes

Winning teams will receive $300 each round and the Region IV Champion will receive $1,000.

National finalists will receive:

  • Champion - $15,000 and entry into the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the Hank Steinbrecher Cup
  • Runner Up - $10,000
  • 3rd Place - $7,500
  • 4th Place - $5,000

International Clearance Requests

Specific questions regarding player registration and international clearances can be directed to the US Soccer Registration Department.

About the USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup and US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup

In previous years, winners of the USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup would advance to the US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup. Beginning in 2016, that is no longer the case. Therefore, teams that enter the USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup no longer play to qualify for the US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup.

To enter the US Open Cup, please refer to US Soccer's website.

2017 Region IV National Cup Photos

USASA Region IV Amateur Cup - June 2-4, 2017

USASA Region IV USSF Men’s Amateur Cup Commissioner’s Report


First, I must thank the members of Cal South for being such great hosts, providing all the participants, referees and administrators with a top quality event.  Cal South can claim double kudos for putting on a great event and seeing their team, the L.A. Wolves, win the playoffs.  The L.A. Wolves will represent USASA Region IV at the national finals.  Eric Wynalda, coach of the L.A. Wolves, told me that the Wolves are very interested in hosting the national championship.

The “championship game between the L.A. Wolves and the Latina Soccer League Union Jerez was played under sunny skies, and 91 degrees on the field, at the beautiful Silver Lakes Soccer Complex.

The game was deadlocked at 0-0 after regulation time and during the extra periods of play the Wolves finally broke down the tough Union Jerez defense and put the game out of reach 3-0.

An additional word of praise is in order for the members of the Portland State University.  Their spirit and attitude was the example for all of the other participants.  They came to the playoffs with only twelve players, took two lashings and then finished their tournament with a 5-5 tie.  They overcame adversity, demoralizing defeats and finished without ever uttering a negative comment and finished the tournament in high spirits.  They got their reward in the final match coming back four times to tie the game 5-5.  They also stated, as they were getting ready to drive back to Portland, Oregon, that they will enter the cup again next year.

The referees also should be given our gratitude for their performances.  We learned that several of the referees attending did so at their own expense, receiving no financial help from their state associations.

As in all events there were some things that could bear improvement.  There are several rule modifications or clarifications that I would like considered at a later date.  Nothing way out of line but issues that I feel need clarification.

End Region IV Cup Commissioners report

Cup Forms

International Clearance
Nat Cup Entry Form 2017
Nat Cup Game Report Form
Nat Cup Player Pool Form
Nat Cup Policies (Rules)

Teams should check with state associations prior to accessing these forms.

2017 Cup Locations

Regional Event - Silver Lakes Soccer Complex in Norco, CA

National Final - TBD
National Final - Aug 4-6, 2017

2017 National Cup

Region IV Amateur Cup - June 2-4, 2017

Silver Lakes Soccer Complex in Norco, CA
California State Soccer Association South

National Cup Final

August 4-6, 2017
Location TBD