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There is one tournament scouts from the countrys top collegiate programs already have on their summer schedule the U16 and U17 US Club Soccer National Cup III Finals.

College scouts will descend upon Stony Brook, N.Y. Aug. 5-8 to watch players from the top U16 and U17 clubs compete in US Club Soccers National Cup III Finals, which are being held in conjunction with Score at the Shores Showcase.  Make sure your players are there to be seen!   Last year 172 womens coaches representing 130 college and universities attended the Score at the Shore Showcase to scout players as they displayed their skills on the field.  Those numbers will increase significantly with US Club Soccers National Cup III and the Score at the Shore Showcase joining forces.

Our life blood at North Carolina is finding the elite player and attracting her to Chapel Hill, so the U16 and U17 National Cup III Finals will be a critical event for us, said Anson Dorrance, women's soccer coach at 18-time National Collegiate Champion University of North Carolina.

The creation of one of the countrys top college showcases at the U16 and U17 National Cup III Finals is heightening interest and increasing the number of applications for the entire tournament.  Already, a who's who list of clubs from across the country including the Colorado Rush, Scott Gallagher, the Chicago Magic and CASL - have applied for one of seven regional tournaments in hopes of reaching the National Cup III Finals.  Regional tournaments will begin in late May in several locations: 

LaGrangeville, NY  May 29-31
Downingtown, PA June 24-27
Columbus, GA June 17-20
Ft. Wayne, IN July 3-6
Olathe, KS June 19-22
Las Vegas, NV June 12-15
Boise, ID July 2-5

National Cup III, open only to US Club Soccer members, features competitions for U12 to U17 age groups at both the Premier and Division 1 levels.  SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. will host finals for the U12s and U13s July 22-25 and for the U14s and U15s July29-Aug. 1.

Remember, there is one event where your players will be seen by over a hundred scouts from the nations top colleges and universities the U16 and U17 US Club Soccer National Cup III Finals and Score at the Shore Showcase in Stony Brook, N.Y. Aug. 5-8.  Be there to be seen!

To secure your club's spot in the field, download and complete the 2004 National Cup III entry application and email the completed application to Cup2004@usclubsoccer.org.

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