What is the USASA National Amateur Cup?
The USASA National Amateur Cup is one of the oldest continuously organized soccer competitions held in the United States.
Amateur teams get the chance to play highly competitive games against teams from all over the country with the goal of being crowned National Champions.
The Cup is administered by the United States Adult Soccer Association and all participating teams must be affiliated with a USASA State Association or one of the following Member Organization - AYSO, Club Soccer, EDP, NPSL, SAY, or UPSL.
How do I qualify for USASA National Amateur Cup Finals?
To qualify for the National Finals, teams must win their respective Regional Competition. The final four teams compete over the first weekend in August. Semi-Finals are played on a Friday evening and the Final is played on Saturday evening.
Qualifying format for Region 4
How do I register for USASA National Amateur Cup Region 4 qualifiers?
a. Create an Account
b. Search for your team
c. If a team is not found, Create one
d. Fill out the form to register your team (Team Fee: $200)
2. By registering you are reserving your team spot for the competition. Teams will be accepted until payment is received.
a. Payment can be mailed to the national office or paid with a credit card during registration
3. Eventually you will need to enter your roster for players to be used for cup games.
For any questions with the Region 4 Amateur Cup qualifiers contact:
United States Adult Soccer Association
The finals for the US Amateur Cup will be hosted by one of the four regional finalists. It will take place 13 to 14 September 2019.
Teams interested in hosting should review the requirements shown below. To apply as host, provide a bid with the details of the location that sets forth the requirements to host and the ability to deliver the supplies and equipment necessary. Semifinal matches are expected to be played on Friday, 13 September. The final to be played on Saturday, 14 September.
The application is to be emailed to USASA Executive Director Duncan Riddle – email@example.com
Bathrooms or portable toilets to accommodate teams, officials and spectators must be at the facility for use throughout the event.
Provide list of potential hotels in the area, pricing and contact information. Final hotel contracts will be negotiated and executed by USASA.
Keep in mind that hotel accommodations are for USASA staff, referees and teams traveling to the finals. Indicate distance of hotels from venue and from nearest airport.
List the major airports in the area and airlines that serve them.
In submitting your application, include the following information:
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.
Winning teams will receive $300 each round and the Region IV Champion will receive $1,000.
National finalists will receive:
Specific questions regarding player registration and international clearances can be directed to the US Soccer Registration Department.
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.
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
Regional Event - Silver Lakes Soccer Complex in Norco, CA
National Final - TBD
National Final - Aug 4-6, 2017
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