L.I. Cup 2023

Long Island Cup Championships
The Long Island Cup Championships are set for June 10 and June 11 at the Half Hollow Hills Soccer Complex in Hungtington, NY. “The Cup'' is one of the oldest and largest youth soccer tournaments in the Nation. Nearly 1,300 teams participated in the LI Cup this past season. The Long Island Cup - Long Island Junior Soccer League (lijsoccer.com)
Four Floral Park Soccer Club teams are still standing after many weeks of competition and will play in the Championship for their respective age groups this weekend! Floral Park has more teams represented at the Long Island Cup Finals than any other club on Long Island! This is an astounding achievement that demonstrates the strides our club has come to be one of the largest and best community-based clubs on Long Island!
— Chiefs v. East Islip – Saturday, June 10, 9:45am (Gu15)
— Thunder v. Rockville Centre – Sunday, June 11, 8:00am, Field 3 (Gu9)
— Apaches v. Carle Place – Sunday, June 11, 9:00am, Field 3 (Bu9)
— Jaguars v. Locust Valley – Sunday, June 11, 4:40pm, Field 7 (Gu12)

Come on down to cheer them on! Go Floral Park!!!

Apaches vs. Carle Place (BU9)

Floral Park Apaches Team Picture

The Apaches, one of our newly formed Bu9 Travel Teams, made the LI Cup Championship on their very first try, but it was not easy! They had to defeat some of the best teams around. In the first round they defeated the Sachem Slammers, 4-3. Then they defeated local rival Franklin Square on their opponent's home turf, in a hotly contested game, 4-2. In the semi-finals, they defeated Suffolk power Kings Park in shoot-outs, 3-2. For the LI Cup Championship, they will square off against Division rival Carle Place. The teams have played each other before, know each other well, and it should come down to the wire. Coach Finbar said of his team, “We have a great bunch of kids that are talented and competitive. I’m blessed to be a part of this team.” Good Luck Apaches!

Thunder vs. Rockville Centre (GU9)

Floral Park Thunder Team Picture

The Thunder, one our newly formed Gu9 Travel Teams made the LI Cup Championship on their very first try. In the first and second round they dominated the competition, defeating Harborfields 7-3 and Plainview, 5-0. The semi-finals game was a nail-biter. They defeated the top-ranked Suffolk County team, the Commack Crush, 2-1 in overtime. For the LI Cup Championship, they will face Division rival Rockville Centre. The teams have played each other several times before and this Final is expected to be a close game. Coach Dayna said she is “extremely proud of the hard work, training and individual growth of each player and is hoping to bring the cup home to Floral Park! ” Good Luck Thunder!

Jaguars vs. Locust Valley (GU12)

Floral Park Jaguars Team Picture

The Jaguars, one of our Gu12 teams, are making their first trip to the Long Island Cup Championship. Their trek to the Finals has been a tough one, with each game decided by only one goal. In the first round they defeated Bellport, 3-2. In the second round they defeated Sachem, 2-1. In the semi-finals they defeated Wantagh, 2-1. Wantagh had previously beaten the Jaguars 5-1 in league play. When it counted most, the Jaguars found a way to win! For the finals they will face Locust Valley. They played each other this year in a 1 goal game. The finals should be another close one! Coach Kathryn said of her Jaguars, "After a tough fall season, the Jaguars stuck together and worked hard to get to the LI Cup Finals." Good Luck Jaguars!

Chiefs vs East Islip (GU15)

Floral Park Chiefs Team Picture

The Chiefs-Yellow, one of our Gu15 teams, have made the Long Island Cup Championship for the very first time. Each year, since they started as a team 6 years ago, they have made strong runs in the Cup but were never able to break through to the finals. This year has been a different story. Coming off their best season to-date, the Chiefs were confident going into this year’s Cup. To get to the finals they first defeated the Connetquot Elite 2-0 in a defensive battle. Next, they had to play arch-rival Hauppauge Storm. They have always struggled against Hauppauge, a team they have played often but have never beaten. Just last season they lost to Hauppauge twice. In the semi-finals against Hauppauge, they scored the lone goal early in the first half and held on to secure the win and their first ever LI Cup Final berth. There they will face Division rival, East Islip, a team they have always played close games against. This past weekend they tied 1-1. Coach Steve said of his Chiefs, “It has been a great journey with these young ladies over the many years we have been a team. Their consistent work ethic is unmatched, and to see them finally make the LI Cup Finals, is a dream come true. Their hard work and persistence has paid off!” Good Luck Chiefs!

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