EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (September 3, 2021)
For the 2020/2021 soccer year, the Application to Host the NY Cup was approved by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) on August 27, 2020. Consequently, all insurance provided by ENYYSA for duly registered players and teams was applicable. The hosting organization for the NY Cup was the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL). The manager for the NY Cup was the New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL), a division of CJSL. Similar to the LI Cup, which Long Island Junior Soccer League promotes on its website as “one of the largest single-elimination soccer tournaments in the world”, the NY Cup was presented as a multi weekend event hosted at various locations.
Coming into the 2021/2022 soccer year, ENYYSA made a decision to prevent players from using their player passes for soccer activities provided by New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL). This decision is being appealed.
Consequently, EDP Soccer, which is managing league play for those players and teams previously associated with NYCSL, as a division of CJSL, has taken the NY Cup concept and incorporated it into the EDP League Cup. The EDP League Cup will allow those players and teams that would have registered for a 2021/2022 edition of the NY Cup to have a similar experience, including an enhanced format.
The EDP League Cup (https://www.edpsoccer.com/
- Two levels of competition will be offered:
- Silver: Second level in which EDP League Cup play ends at the regional level.
- Gold: Top level from which the winners of each region advance to compete in the EDP Soccer National Affiliate Cup Championships. There is no additional registration fee for teams that qualify for the EDP Soccer National Affiliate Cup Championships.
The EDP Soccer National Affiliate Cup Championships is an exciting addition to the league cup concept. The winners of the EDP League Cup regions will compete in June 2022 at Tuckahoe Turf Farm, host site of the 2021 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships, to determine the champions of the EDP Soccer National Affiliate Cup Championships.
As a national affiliate of US Youth Soccer, manager of four of US Youth Soccer’s National League Conferences in the East Region, and an advocate for US Youth Soccer State Associations, EDP Soccer encourages all US Youth Soccer teams to participate in their respective State Association’s statewide competitions such as the State Cup and the Presidents Cup.