The USASA Region IV National Cup tournament is all set for May 20-22 in Sacramento, California with six teams vying for a chance to two berths from the region into the 2011 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Five of the six clubs are from California with the lone outsider traveling in from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The tournament will feature two groups of three teams playing in a round robin format with a third game being played against a team from the opposing group in a cross-over. The teams with the greatest point total in their respective groups will not only advance to the final, but also to the US Open Cup.
Two of the clubs in Group A are from the California North region. San Francisco Italian Athletic Club comes out of the San Francisco Soccer League and the DV8 Defenders play in the Peninsula Soccer League out of Redwood City. They are paired with Metro FC from the Albuquerque Soccer League.
Group B also has two California North clubs. Rosal FAS is representing the California Premier Soccer Association and CV Eagles FC are playing in the National Star Soccer League. Doxa Italia FC hails from the Orange County region, representing California South, and participates in the Coast Soccer League.
Check back with TheCup.us for a more in-depth preview of the tournament soon.
Region IV Tournament Schedule
|Group A||SF Italian AC||vs||Metro FC||6:00 pm ET|
|Group B||Rosal FB||vs||Doxa Italia FC||6:00 pm ET|
|Cross-over||CV Eagles FC (B)||vs||DV8 Defenders (A)||6:00 pm ET|
|Group A||DV8 Defenders||vs||SF Italian AC||Noon ET|
|Group B||Rosal FB||vs||CV Eagles FC||Noon ET|
|Cross-over||Metro FC (A)||vs||Doxa Italia FC (B)||Noon ET|
|Group A||DV8 Defenders||vs||Metro FC||6:00 pm ET|
|Group B||Doxa Italia FC||vs||CV Eagles FC||6:00 pm ET|
|Cross-over||SF Italian AC (A)||vs||Rosal FB (B)||6:00 pm ET|
|May 22||Group A winner||vs||Group B winner||Noon ET|
Tiebreakers: Head-to-head, goal differential, goals for, goals against and if all else fails a flip of a coin.