BOISE, Idaho (June 21, 2023) – More than 130 teams competed June 16-20 at the Far West Presidents Cup in Boise, Idaho. Games were played at the Simplot Sports Complex with a trip to National Presidents Cup on the line.
US Youth Soccer’s West Region, which consists of 14 State Associations, will send 26 teams to the national competition held July 7-11 in Wichita, Kansas. Teams from Cal-South and Utah had strong showings this past week, with three representatives – the most amongst the West region — from each. Idaho, the host state, and both Colorado and Nevada captured two titles of their own. Arizona and Montana each fielded one championship side.
Leonidas Torres, head coach of Necaxa USA Futbol Club Red – B2009 (CA-S), talked about what the 2023 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships pathway looked like for his team.
“This experience has been completely new for us. We’ve gone through hard times. We’ve gotten to the State Cup finals, we never gave up. We finished as a finalist; we battled again and came out champions.”
Coach Aitor Lario, head coach of B-Elite DEN 05G Academy (CO), talked about the grit of his team after securing the 2023 Far West Presidents Cup 18U Girls crown.
“The camaraderie of this team is so, so, strong, and they got to play together, to play as a team, and they deserve that win.”
Look back at the Far West Presidents Cup Champions…
2023 Far West Presidents Cup Results – Girls
|13U||Boise Timbers | Thorns BTT 10 Boise Thorns – Elite (ID)||Real Billings FC RBFC 2010G Parnell PR (MT)|
|14U||Ignite FC – 09G Orange (UT)||PacNW G09 Maroon (WA)|
|15U||CASA FC – SUPER STARS OMEGA 2008 (CO)||Northern Utah United Royalty 08G Erickson (UT)|
|16U||Boise Timbers | Thorns BTT 07 Boise Thorns – Elite (ID)||ALBION SC IDAHO G07 DPL (ID)|
|17U||Ignite Rebel Elite FC 06 (UT)||Portland City United SC 06G Red 1 (OR)|
|18U||B-Elite Soccer Academy of Denver 05G Academy (CO)||Eclipse SC 2005 Girls (AK)|
|19U||Billings United G2004 Pink PR (MT)||Gillette Edge SC 19UG Purple (WY)|
About the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. Presidents Cup provides a progressive and competitive experience to teams, allowing them to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie, and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer. The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is a separate series of events from the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. For more information, please visit https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/presidents-cup/.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.