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2022 Women's Amateur Cup Region I Champions!

06/05/2022, 10:45am EDT
By Media Relations

6/19/22: Sidekick defeated Hoboken FC by the score of 2-1.  Photos coming soon!

6/4/22:  Sidekicks FC defeated EMWSL rival Greater Boston Kickbacks by a score of 2-0. GAME HIGHLIGHTS

5/14/22: The defending regional champs and national finalist, Sidekicks FC, defeated newcomers to the Cup, EMWFC by a score of 3-0.

Click here for SIDEKICKS VS EMWFC PHOTOS AND HIGHLIGHTS

5/21/22: The Greater Boston Kickbacks defeated the Jaguars United in our second semifinal.

Click here for JAGUARS VS KICKBACKS PHOTOS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

2022 USASA Region I Champions: Sidekicks FC

The EMWSL Sidekicks FC defeated NJ's Hoboken FC 2-1 to repeat as the USASA Region 1 champions!!  They will continue on to nationals where they will represent the eastern region of the US on August 19-20th.

Sidekicks vs Hoboken FC Recap

On Sunday, June 19th, our Massachusetts State Champions, the Sidekicks FC traveled to the Ukranian Sports Complex in North Wales, PA to take on the NJ representative, Hoboken FC.

These two teams were well matched opponents, but Hoboken won the toss and chose to have the wind to their advantage in the first half.  About 10 minutes into the match, Hoboken was awarded a PK for a foul in the box. They were able to convert it, so the Sidekicks would need to face adversity early as they battled strong winds and an early deficit to start the match.

Hoboken goalie and defensive line, plus the strong winds kept the reigning champs scoreless in the first half. 

However, with the wind at their backs, Sidekicks came out strong in the second half and started to dominate play.  Pressing forward they began to create more scoring opportunities and their defensive line held strong along with some stellar keeping by Casey Halle!!

The Sidekicks equalized on a beautiful pass from Bethany Rennich to Liz Carlos.  Liz struck the ball perfectly from 18 and it soared into the upper corner of the net.

The game remained tied until the 88th minute of the match. Leny Alfaro found the ball at her feet at the six yard line. Able to avoid the sliding goalie and defenders, she calmly moved the ball from foot to foot and with complete composure knocked it in on the ground.

Sidekicks team closed out the match with the 2-1 victory and the celebration erupted!

2022 State Championship Schedule

State Finals:  June 4th: Sidekicks FC vs Greater Boston Kickbacks - 2-0 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Semifinals: May 14th/21st: 1v4 & 2v3

State Championship Saturday: Under the lights!! 

June 4th Back Bay Fens: Sidekicks vs Kickbacks

 

USASA Region 1 Women Amateur Cup Championship Information

The winner of our state competition will represent Massachusetts in the regionals.  More information to be announced...  check back soon!

Women & U23 Tournaments (usadultsoccer.com)

Opening Rounds - Scheduling Reminders

In the opening rounds of the competition, the team scheduled as the home team must provide a field.

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.

Mass Soccer National & Regional Cup Qualifying Rules

National and Regional State Qualifying Tournament Rules

It is the responsibility of all competing team to please review.

Hot off the presses!!

Winning Massachusetts team will receive a $1000 stipend to assist with travel arrangements.

The winner of the regional tournament will advance to Championship of Regions in Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville area) in August. The winning team will also receive a regional stipend to represent Region I in national competition.

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