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Ohio State Cup

The Ohio State Cup 2022 presented by Great Lakes Alliance

Cleveland, Ohio - The Great Lakes Alliance is pleased to present The Ohio State Cup 2022

The Great Lakes Alliance (GLA) was formed in 2017 and currently has over 550 teams participating in its U.S. Club sanctioned league. GLA has member clubs coming out of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia with approximately 8500 players. GLA is a member of the U.S. Club Soccer National Premier League (NPL) platform and the U.S. Soccer Federation. For additional information, Contact Ed Bernstein at

Tournament Weekends:  U-13 and U-14
Preliminary Matches - May 6-8, 2022
Location: Weekend Preliminary Matches - HOF Village and other Canton, Ohio Locations

Tournament Weekends:  U-15 and Older
Preliminary Matches - May 6-8, 2022
Location: Weekend Preliminary Matches - Strongsville Soccer Complex, Strongsville, Ohio

Tournament Weekends: U9-U12
Preliminary Matches - May 14 -15, 2022
Location: Preliminary Matches - Lost Nation Sports Park, and Andrews Osborne Academy, Willoughby, Ohio  

Semi-Finals and Finals - ALL AGES - May 21-22, 2022
Location: Semi-Finals and Finals - Darree Fields, Dublin, Ohio

(Out of town teams will not need to play before Friday evening however, in most cases, there will be an opportunity to play either a self-scheduled game or a mid-week game closer to Columbus. This is being done with older teams with the goal to play only 1 game a day if possible. All teams will be playing Saturday and Sunday.)

Registration Deadline is January  31, 2022.

The Ohio State Cup will offer Both a Super Group Division as well as a Premier Division.

Winners of the U13 and Older Super Group advance to the Super Group Competition of National Cup XXI in Colorado July

Winners of the U13 and Older Premier Group advance to the Premier Group Competition of National Cup XXI Midwest Regional at Waukegan / Libertyville, Ill.  

The Alliance Premier Soccer League pays for entry fee into the Regional event for the Championship teams.

The Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust the team's selected divisions in order to balance the competitiveness of certain divisions, based on the teams entered. Teams will be notified in advance of such changes.

If there are an insufficient number of teams in a particular division, the tournament reserves the right to play that division as one division in the Super Group. Teams will be notified in the event this is necessary.

Team Eligibility: All U8-U19 teams from Alliance Premier Soccer League as well as all Ohio teams will be all eligible to enter.  You do not have to play in a qualifying league to participate in this open US Club event. 

Teams that are not currently carded with US Club Soccer can easily do so prior to competing in The Ohio State Cup

Format:  Traditional Round Robin play with Championship Games

U8-U10 Teams play 7v7, U11-U12 Teams play 9v9; U13-U19 teams 11v11


All 7v7 and 9v9 divisions   $725

All 11v11 divisions              $775  

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