Dallas Gets New National Cup Regional

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – US Club Soccer will hold a 2008 National Cup VII Regional in Dallas from June 14-17 at McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch Park, the organization announced this week.

With the addition of the Region J tournament in Dallas, the 2008 cup will be sprawled across nine sites in the U.S.

"For several years, we have been exploring holding a National Cup Regional in Texas and are excited to bring this event to fruition," Chris Baer, US Club Soccer’s Central Membership Services Representative, said in a statement. "In our discussions with Texas clubs as well as clubs from surrounding states, we have received a very pleasing response to holding a Regional in Dallas."

"I am thrilled about the US Club Soccer National Cup Regional coming to North Texas in June of 2008," said Ed Puskarich, the Director of Coaching at Texas Football Club. "With all of the talent here in the Southern region, this event gives our players another opportunity to get exposure on the national map as well as compete in an elite competition. We at TFC are excited about the Regional event and are looking forward to the competition."

Boys and Girls U11-U17 teams will contest the 2008 National Cup VII. Regional Champions will be crowned in Boys and Girls U11-U17 age groups with the victorious Boys and Girls U13-U17 teams from each Regional advancing to the finals, which will be held July 26-29 in Virginia Beach, Va. alongside US Club Soccer’s inaugural collegiate showcase.

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