Four Herndon Teams to Play in Exciting State Semifinal Competition


October 28, 2021 - The U15g Alianza Black, U16b Estudiantes Black and U19b Nacionals have all advanced to the semifinal round of the State Cup, while the U15g Alianza Red have advanced to the semifinals of the President's Cup.

Both the 07 Alianza Black and 06 Estudiantes Black were seeded second in their State Cup age groups and cruised to victories in their first two games. Alianza posted wins over Steel United (7-1) and BRYC (4-1), while Estudiantes recorded wins over New River United (7-0) and Doradus FC (4-1).

The 03 Nacionals' path to the final four came from wins over Magic Elite (3-2), Alexandria (3-0) and most recently against Great Falls (3-2) in an exciting quarterfinal this past weekend.

The 2007 U15 girls Alianza Red received a bye in the first round of President’s Cup as the third seed, and beat VSA 3-0 in the quarterfinals to move on to the semifinal round.

The State Cup semifinals are set for Saturday, October 30, at the Publix Virginia Training Center in Fredericksburg.

  • 1:00 pm Field 5: Alianza Black vs New River United
  • 1:00 pm Field 3: Estudiantes vs Beach FC
  • 1:00 pm Field 2: Nacionals vs FC Richmond

State Cup Finals are slated for Sunday, November 7.

The President's Cup semifinals will be played on Sunday, October 31, at the Publix Virginia Training Center in Fredericksburg.

  • 1:00 pm Field 3: Alianza Red vs Beach FC

The President's Cup semifinals are set for Saturday, November 6.

The State Cup and President's Cup serve as single-elimination tournaments throughout the season to crown a champion in each age group for the top VYSA teams in each club at their respective competitive level. Our black teams compete in the State Cup, while our red teams compete in President's Cup

State Cup winners automatically advance to Regional competition, though some age group finalists can receive a wild card berth. Winners of CCL also have the opportunity to advance to Regionals with a league championship playoff berth.

Both Alianza Black and Estudiantes advanced last season to USYS Regionals, with Estudiantes moving through to the quarterfinal round.