This week marked the thrilling end of the 2024 Girls Academy Champions Cup Finals, where victors in the U13–U19 age divisions were determined.

Nationals SC, based in Michigan, won the Overall Club Championship after putting on a strong performance the whole competition.

The teams who remained after the GA Champions Cup’s preliminary rounds in December 2023 convened at IMG Academy from March 7–12 to determine the league’s cup-based champions.

The Nationals SC 2008 Blue team had an exciting four-game run in Florida, demonstrating their adaptability and tenacity. In two 2-0 clean sheet wins (in Game 1 and Game 3) over Utah Celtic and Lou Fusz Athletic, their entire defense performed admirably. In a thrilling quarterfinal matchup, Game 2 saw the Nationals defeat Florida United 4-3. Nationals defeated Tophat, the dominant team in Georgia, 2-1 in the championship game.

In the Champions Cup, City SC of Southern California also had an incredible performance, winning two crowns in their own age groups. With remarkable style, City SC won both the U13 and U15 categories. Over the course of their four games, the City SC 2011 team outscored opponents 11-2 overall, and they completed the task with a 3-0 shutout of the NEFC club from Massachusetts.

City SC 2009 advanced to the Final in the U15 division with three straight wins without a single error. Finally conceding just one goal to Florida United in the title game, they prevailed 2-1

thanks to their offensive prowess and another strong defensive effort against a strong opposition offense.

Cincinnati United Premier 2007 emerged victorious in the U17, defeating TSJ FC Virginia 2-1 in a grueling match. To get to the Final, CUP had to overcome a formidable schedule that included defeats by Tophat, Spokane Sounders, and City SC.

South Shore Select 05/06 of Massachusetts won the U19 division after defeating the formidable Colorado Rush team 2-1 in the championship game. Along the road, South Shore defeated City SC, NEFC, and Nationals SC thanks to their strong defensive play, which produced two clean sheets and some well-timed goal-scoring.



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