New Jersey Cup: Welcome

The 14th Annual New Jersey Cup is open to US Club Soccer-member clubs and teams in New Jersey. 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18/19-and-Under boys' and girls' teams.

10U play 7v7.

11-12U play 9v9.

13-14-15-16-17U offers a Super Group (top, or most competitive) and a Premier Group.

18-19U are combined into a single 18/19U group. 

Teams that win their first game of the New Jersey Cup advance in the championship bracket, one-loss elimination. (Teams that lose their very first game played will get at least one consolation game scheduled.)

Super Group champions gain entry to US Club Soccer's National Cup finals. Premier Group champions gain entry to a National Cup Regional.

All teams must hold and present US Club Soccer player and coach passes and a valid, official US Club Soccer roster at all New Jersey Cup games.  

No USYS/NJYS passes/rosters will be accepted. Individual teams can join US Club Soccer in order to play in the New Jersey Cup.

Some groups will begin preliminary-round games in March 2018.  Preliminary-round games can be played on the weekend or during the week.  

The semifinals/finals weekend will be June 9-10 in Tinton Falls at the Capelli Sport Complex and Sycamore Recreation Complex. 



2018 New Jersey Cup Champions

10U: Cedar Stars Academy Bergen 2008 Green 
11U: Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy 2007 Bergkamp 
12U: FC Sportika Academy
13U Super: STA-MUSC 2005 NPL 
13U Premier: Future SA 05 
14U Super: Ironbound SC 04Red-Barca 
14U Premier: PDA Hibernian Draxler 
15U Super: STA-MUSC 2003 NPL 
15U Premier: Den of Lions Gunners 
16U Super: Ironbound 02Red-Fever 
16U Premier: PDA Shore 2002 Suarez 
17U Super: SJEB Rush 01 Academy 
17U Premier: Vulcan Futbol Galaxy 
18/19U: STA-MUSC 2000 NPL

10U: PDA Wildfire White
11U: PDA Heat
12U: Real Jersey FC 2006
13U Super: PDA Flash
13U Premier: Haddonfield SC 05 United
14U Super: SDFC 2004 Yellow
14U Premier: New Jersey Rush 04 NPL
15U Super: PDA South Nova
15U Premier: Jersey South FC Galaxy
16U Super: PDA Ajax
16U Premier: PDA South PSV
17U Super: SJEB Rush 01 Premier White
17U Premier: Denville Premier Soccer Lightning
18/19U: Princeton SA Premier Elite 00




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15-16-17-18/19U play 80-minute matches: 2 x 40.

13-14U play 70-minute matches: 2 x 35.

11-12U play 60-minutes matches: 2 x 30.

10-U play 50-minute matches: 2 x 25.

Overtime: if a game is tied after regulation play, the two teams will then play two, 5-minute, full-term periods. If the teams remain tied after overtime, the match will go to FIFA penalty kicks.

Preliminary-round games can be played on the weekend or during the week.

Wednesday, July 19
Reminder regarding U.S. Soccer Federation PDIs effective as of August 1, 2017

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Friday, March 2
10U SMALL-SIDED GAMES for New Jersey Cup

7v7 Standards of Play

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Championship medals will be awarded to the winners only of each championship age group.

Red Cards

Any player or coach who receives a red card in a New Jersey Cup match is suspended for the next New Jersey Cup game.

Monday, March 14
Implementation guidelines for U.S. Soccer's Player Safety Campaign


All teams participating in the New Jersey Cup must have valid US Club Soccer passes for all players and coaches at all games. A valid, official US Club Soccer roster also must be submitted to the referees at all New Jersey Cup games. Referees will be checking at every game. All players' names must be imprinted on the official roster; no handwritten additions.

No NJYS/USYS passes or rosters will be accepted.

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