The United Soccer League announced on April 15 that 37 clubs will compete in the 2021 Academy Cup, presented by Puma, at the Hillsborough County Tournament SportsPlex in Tampa Bay, Florida, from May 28 to May 31.
The competition features 74 U-13 and U-17 teams from 22 states. It follows two regional events that were held before the pandemic. The Greenville Triumph will have a team represented in both the boys U-13 and girls U-17 age groups.
“The USL Academy Cup is a prime example of the great work being done by our clubs and their youth affiliates to develop youth soccer across the country,” said Liam O’Connell, technical director of the USL. “We are incredibly excited to see our teams take the pitch this year at the cup and to witness our clubs continue to make an impact in youth soccer and the development of youth players across the American soccer landscape.”
For more information about the competition, visit usl-academy.com/academy-cup.