Quarterfinals: Monday, October 25th - Sunday, October 31st
Semifinals: Monday, November 1st - Sunday, November 7th
FINALS: Sunday, November 14th - Back Bay Fens: Roberto Clemente Field, 2pm Kickoff
1. Teams are scheduled by a blind draw that is held by the State Registrar and verified by the Cup Commissioner.
2. Semifinal and final games will follow the published bracket. Mass Soccer will provide a field for the state finals in National Cup Tournaments.
3. In the opening rounds of the competition, the team scheduled as home team, must provide a field.
a) When scheduling your games, keep in mind that:
• Saturday games must kickoff at 10am or later.
• Sunday games must kickoff at noon or later.
• For games starting at 3pm or later, the field must have lights.
• Consent from your opponent is needed for games kicking off after 6pm.
• Mid-week games are welcomed and encouraged if both teams agree.
b) Home team must confirm the game details to the Commissioners no less than 7 days prior to the scheduled game date.
c) All games must be played in Massachusetts.
The US Amateur Cup also known as the USASA Amateur Cup, is a soccer competition open to all amateur teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. For more information see: US Amateur Cup Tournament Information
Mass Soccer runs a qualifying tournament each fall. The state champion will advance to USASA Region 1 competition the following spring, typically early April. We support our champion with a stipend to represent Massachusetts at the regional and national level games.
We would like to emphasize the following points if you are going to enter the National Cups competition:
Musanda J-P Lukengu
National Cups Commissioner
1. Are rosters and Player Cards required?
Mass Soccer Amateur Cup rosters are required. Player cards are preferred, but temporary IDs may be printed off the Mass Soccer Website, if plastic cards can not be located. Government issued IDs and use of electronic device (must be logged in to mass-soccer website) are OK
2. Is there a restriction for the # of players on your roster?
In the state rounds, you can have up to 30 players on your roster. HOWEVER: After the ref checks in the 11 starters, team manager MUST designate/select the 7 substitute players for the match. Any additional player names on the roster MUST be strikethrough.
Only the 7 substitute players & the coaching staff can remain in the team bench/technical area.
3. What is the substitution rules for the Cup tourney?
7 subs are allowed with no re-entry
4. What if the game ends in a tie after 90 mins of play?
For matches tied after 90 minutes, teams will play two full 15-minute extra time periods (no golden goal). If still tied, FIFA Kicks From The Mark will be used to determine the winner.
GOOD LUCK IN THE COMPETITION!!