The ISSA Cup Committee oversees all matters concerning the State and National Cups.
Cup Committee: Joe Zyzda, Cup Commissioner, Ante Loncar, Sub-Commissioner, Hector Nava, Sub-Commissioner
2012 Illinois State Cup Draw (schedule and results)
2012 Men’s USASA Amateur Cup
FINAL: AAC Eagles v RWB Adria: TBD
International 1 v United Serbs 3, AAC Eagles 4 v Capitol Czarni Jaslo 1, Albanian Stars 6 v Chicago Kickers 1, AAC Eagles 1 vs Albanian Stars 0, RWB Adria 3 v United Serbs 0
Illinois State Cup:
The first Illinois State Cup was awarded to the Campbell Rovers in 1909, predating the US Open cup by 5 years. The winner [and runner up] of the Illinois State Cup advances to the Regional [Midwest] Tournament of Champions (TOC).
The entry fee is $100 and teams pay 50% of all ref and field fees as they advance through the tournament.
State Cup Divisions
Men’s Open, Women’s Open
Men’s Over40 (does not advance to TOC)
ANNUAL DEADLINE FOR THE ILLINOIS STATE CUP IS APRIL 15 (Deadline Subject to Change)
USASA National Cups:
The national cups program started in 1914 with the US Open Cup (Lamar Hunt) and is distinctly different to the Illinois State Cup. The Illinois State Soccer Association is responsible for the local state qualifying teams, the winner in each division will go on to represent Illinois at the Regional [Midwest] Cup finals, the winner of each division at the Regional event advances to the United State Adult Soccer Association National Cup Finals representing Region II against the other three Regions (I, III & IV). The US Lamar Hunt Men’s Open Cup is part of this program and the Illinois Men’s Open Cup Champion is entered into the Open Cup by virtue of their qualification at the state level.
The entry fee is $350 for the Men’s Open, the entry fee for all other National Cups is $250 and teams pay 50% of all ref and field fees as they advance through the tournament.
USASA Nationals Cup Divisions:
Men’s Over 30
Women’s Over 30
ANNUAL DEADLINE FOR THE USASA NATIONAL CUP (ILLINOIS) QUALIFIERS:
September 18, 2011 (prior year): MEN’S OPEN & MEN’S OVER30
Spring (Date TBD): ALL OTHER DIVISIONS