Third annual adidas Champions Cup kicks off this weekend

EA SPORTS BCSPL U-16 squads battle at Minoru Oval Park

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are proud to again partner with adidas Canada, BC Soccer, and the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League for the third straight year to deliver the annual adidas Champions Cup.

This year's adidas Champions Cup is a U-16 boys and girls tournament consisting of eight teams in each competition from the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL). The eight teams are split into two groups of four, with every team playing three group matches and the group winners then going head-to-head in a championship final on Sunday. This year’s tournament runs on August 31 and September 1 at Minoru Oval Park in Richmond, BC.

A look back at the second annual adidas Champions Cup

Following the conclusion of each competition, presentations will be done to award the winning team, the golden boot for top scorer, and the best defender. Awards will be presented by Whitecaps FC high performance head coach Gordon Forrest.

All EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League teams return to action for the fall season on the weekend of September 7 and 8. For more information on the league, go to http://www.bcsoccerpremierleague.net.

2013 adidas Champions Cup Schedule:

BOYS TOURNAMENT
 
Pool A
Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Thompson Okanagan FC
Fusion FC
 
Pool B
Coastal FC
Surrey United '98
Vancouver Island Wave
Magnuson Ford Mariners FC
 
SCHEDULE

Time

Venue

Home

Away

August 31, 2013

10:15am

Field 2

Coastal FC

Magnuson Ford Mariners FC

11:30am

Oval

Surrey United SC '98

Vancouver Island Wave

12:45pm

Field 2

Fusion FC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC

2:00pm

Oval

Surrey United SC '98

Coastal FC

4:30pm

Oval

Vancouver Island Wave

Magnuson Ford Mariners FC

5:45pm

Field 2

Thompson Okanagan FC

Fusion FC

September 1, 2013

Time

Venue

Home

Away

8:00am

Oval

Thompson Okanagan FC

Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC

9:15am

Field 2

Magnuson Ford Mariners FC

Surrey United SC `98

11:45am

Field 2

Coastal FC

Vancouver Island Wave

Championship Final (September 1, 2013)

Time

Venue

Home

Away

1:00pm

Oval

Pool A Winner

 Pool B Winner

 

GIRLS TOURNAMENT

Pool A
Mountain United FC
Thompson Okanagan FC
Coastal FC
Surrey United SC '98
 
Pool B
Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Fusion FC
Vancouver Island Wave
 
SCHEDULE

Time

Venue

Home

Away

August 31, 2013

9:00am

Field 2

Mountain United FC

Surrey United SC '98

10:15am

Oval

Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC

Fusion FC

12:45pm

Oval

Coastal FC

Mountain United FC

3:15pm

Oval

Surrey United SC '98

Thompson Okanagan FC

4:30pm

Field 2

Fusion FC

Vancouver Island Wave

5:45pm

Oval

Thompson Okanagan FC

Coastal FC

September 1, 2013

Time

Venue

Home

Away

8:00am

Field 2

Thompson Okanagan FC

Mountain United FC

10:30am

Field 2

Coastal FC

Surrey United SC '98

11:45am

Oval

Vancouver Island Wave

Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC

Championship Final (September 1, 2013)

Time

Venue

Home

Away

1:00pm

Field 2

Pool A Winner

 Pool B Winner

 

EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League

The EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League was designed to create a new high performance level of competition and support player development at the provincial, professional and national team level. It will simplify scouting of top young players, provide an elevated level of competition and increase the chance for players fulfilling their potential and creates a dynamic new commercial property at the pinnacle of youth soccer in BC.

Eight founding franchises were announced on February 17, 2011.

·         Coquitlam Metro Ford

·         Fusion FC (Vancouver/Richmond)

·         Magnuson Ford Mariners FC (Abbotsford)

·         Mountain United FC (Burnaby/North Shore)

·         South Fraser Soccer Club

·         Surrey United FC

·         Thompson Okanagan FC

·         Vancouver Island Wave

Each of the inaugural founding franchises has a nominated representative as their member on the League Board of Governors.

The BCSPL features male and female divisions at the U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, and U-17/U-18 levels, equating to approximately 1,600 players.