Tournament is a Men's Open Cup and runs annually mid March 15th- early April. Champion will represent Massachusetts & advance to the regional quarterfinals typically the 2nd weekend in April.
State will announce & conduct a tournament draw. Home teams are responsible for securing a home field in the opening rounds of the state qualifier tourney. Mass Soccer will secure a home field for the championship game.
Referees are provided by Mass Soccer for the entirety of the qualifying tournament. We encourage all teams to review the rules before registering for the tournament.
Click here for Brockton FC's regional tournament highlights:
2019 USASA Region 1 Men's Fricker Cup Tournament
Veteran's Sports Complex, Waltham, MA: March 31, 2019 - Brockton FC defeated GPS Omen's 3-1, in an exciting match filled with great soccer.
But it was Brockton FC's #11 Edmilson Barros who netted the first goal on a well placed low ball to the outside corner to beat the GPS goalie. Click here to see: Barros' Goal
Both teams exchanged shots and saves through the first half. Here are a few examples:
With just minutes left in the half, GPS Omen's were able to equalize with a goal from #7 Stefan Defregger, assisted by #11 Mike Fucito in the 42 minute. Click here to see: Defregger's beautiful finish off a brilliant Fucito assist.
The score remained 1-1 through halftime but 5 minutes into the second half, Brockton's #10 Kessy Alves scored. This 50th minute goal was a beaut! Click to see Alves Goal.
Although, GPS was able to maintain pressure in the Brockton half in the last 15 minutes of the match, they were unable to convert. Click here to see GPS Challenging.
Congratulations, to both teams for a well played tournament and final.
Album cover provided by Junior DePina