Breakers partner in new statewide town and club cup competition

(July 21, 2015) - The Cup was created by individuals associated with Scorpions and FC Greater Boston, now known as FC Boston. FC Boston and Boston Breakers are currently partners in The Cup. The Cup will have a dedicated website up very soon: www.the-cup.org

(July 21, 2015) - The Cup was created by individuals associated with Scorpions and FC Greater Boston, now known as FC Boston. FC Boston and Boston Breakers are currently partners in The Cup. The Cup will have a dedicated website up very soon: www.the-cup.org
 
The Cup organizers hope to offer the soccer community something different.  The Cup is a youth soccer tournament differentiated by being spread out over a much longer length in time. Teams don't know the schedule or opponent in advance, so adapting and preparing for games provides a new challenge. This format lets players and coaches pride in your team by earning what you get. By allowing for club and town teams to participate, The Cup provides a competitive environment for all levels of teams.
 
The format is similar to the FA Cup in England.  Anyone can enter and be placed in the pool of tournament teams. There will be no seeding of teams. There will be a live streamed blind draw prior to the first round. Teams will communicate and mutually agree on a day, time and location for game; or The Cup Committee will dictate the game time/date/location. The home teams will secure and pay for the fields and both teams will split the referee cost. Games must be played by the end of the first month. The live streamed blind draw for the next round will be the first day of the following month. Repeat. 
 
The Cup has a club division and a town division. Town teams may enter the club division (or play in both). Clubs may not enter the town division unless all players live in a single town. There are boys and girls divisions, age groups U9 to U18. 

U9 and U10 play 7v7           30 minutes halves
U11 and U12 play 9v9         35 minute halves
U13 and older play 11v11   13s and 14s 40 minute halves, 15s and older 45 minute halves 
 
Standard FIFA rules apply. If game ends in tie, there will be two 10-minute overtimes. Golden Goal. If no winner after OT, then FIFA rules shootout. 
Important: all field space must be reserved with the maximum game length in mind.  
U9 to U12 90 minutes
U13 and older 120 minutes
 
Fields must be of acceptable playing standards. The Cup Committee reserves the right to reject an unfit field. Referees have discretion at field also. Home teams will lose home field advantage if they provide an unfit field.
 
The investment small, the rewards potentially high. We hope everyone has a great time. If you have any problem please get in touch, we will do our best to correct it. Disputes will be resolved by the Cup Committee. Fields for all final games in each state and New England finals will be paid for by the tournament. Finals and New England Championships will be held in central locations on pre-determined dates. The Cup will schedule finals around the other important June dates.
 

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