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Madison United plays host to 24th annual President's Cup this weekend

02/13/2017, 10:15pm CST
By ERIC ANDERSON
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Two teams will be shooting for their third consecutive titles as Madison United's 24th annual President's Cup indoor tournament takes the turf at Keva Sports Center in Middleton and BreakAway Sports Center in Madison.

CRUSA, featuring mainly former UW-Milwaukee players, takes aim at its third straight crown in the Women's Open competition – the only team to accomplish that feat so far was Chichitas, which won seven in a row from 2003 to '09.

Meanwhile, VSLT FC will try to become the first team to claim three consecutive Men's Over-30 championships. The Twin Cities-based team hasn't lost in its two President's Cup appearances (11-0-1), while CRUSA has posted a 12-0-1 record in its two years at the tournament.

The reigning champions in the other two divisions, Milwaukee Bavarians (Men's Open) and Jake's Stars (Men's Over-38), also are back to defend their titles. Play will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Keva  and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BreakAway on Saturday, and matches kick off at both locations at 9 a.m. Sunday. The semifinals and finals in all four divisions will be held Sunday afternoon and evening at Keva.

Nearly 900 players could be part of the tournament, which has a 72-team field for the second straight year – the largest President's Cup was in 2012, when 88 sides participated. This year's field includes 28 teams in Men's Open, 16 each in the Women's Open and Men's Over-30 divisions and 12 in the Men's Over-38 competition.

The top two teams in each of the four-team groups advance to the knockout rounds after round-robin group play. In both the Men's Open and Men's Over-38 brackets, the top two teams will receive first-round playoff byes.

Three clubs will continue their streaks of participating in every President's Cup: Forest City, from Rockford, Ill.; Bares United – named in honor of legendary former UW-Oshkosh coach Toby Bares; and tournament host Madison United.

President's Cup History

Group play scoring: Win – 6 points. Tie – 3 points. Goals – 1 point, maximum of 3 per game.

Fields
BreakAway
Field 1 – Karben 4 Field. Field 2 – Capital Brewery Field.
Keva
Field 1 – Great Dane Pub Field. Field 2 – Keith Binns Field.

MEN'S OPEN

Defending champion: Milwaukee Bavarians (def. Madison Fire 3-1).

Sunday's playoff schedule: Wild-card matches, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., K1-K2. Quarterfinals, 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., K1-K2. Semifinals, 5:30 p.m., K1-K2. Final, 7 p.m., K2.

Groups

  • Washington: Milwaukee Bavarians, QC Iowa, Rad City, Aguilas FC.
  • Adams: FK United, UWO Alumni, Chiwaukeeson, Madison Fire.
  • Jefferson: Kuykenstrong Dinos, WUSTL FC, SuperSaiyans, Hamms Premium.
  • Madison: Croatian Eagles, VSLT FC, Hungarian Tigers, Mad Stars.
  • Monroe: FC Diablos, Paradigm FC, Hrvatski Orlovi, Touch Play Move.
  • Jackson: Harchester United, Madison United Tigers, Girthworms, Green Card FC.
  • Lincoln: Keller Williams Green Bay, Red Dogs, Madison United Lions, Millenium.
Saturday
10 a.m. BreakAway 1 Madison Fire vs. UWO Alumni
10 a.m. BreakAway 2 Chiwaukeeson vs. FK United
10:30 a.m. BreakAway 1 FC Diablos vs. Paradigm
10:30 a.m. BreakAway 2 Hrvatski Orlovi vs. Touch Play Move
11 a.m. BreakAway 1 VSLT FC vs. Hungarian Tigers
11 a.m. BreakAway 2 Croatian Eagles vs. Mad Stars
11:30 a.m. BreakAway 1 WUSTL FC vs. SuperSaiyans
11:30 a.m. BreakAway 2 Kuykenstrong Dinos vs. Hamms Premium
12:30 p.m. Keva 1 Madison United Tigers vs. Harchester United
12:30 p.m. Keva 2 Girthworms vs. Green Card FC
1 p.m. Keva 1 Madison United Lions vs. Red Dogs
1 p.m. Keva 2 Keller Williams Green Bay vs. Millenium
1:30 p.m. Keva 1 Milwaukee Bavarians vs. QC Iowa
1:30 p.m. Keva 2 Rad City vs. Aguilas FC
2 p.m. BreakAway 1 Paradigm vs. Hrvatski Orlovi
2 p.m. BreakAway 2 Touch Play Move vs. FC Diablos
2 p.m. Keva 1 Chiwaukeeson vs. Madison Fire
2 p.m. Keva 2 FK United vs. UWO Alumni
2:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 VSLT FC vs. Croatian Eagles
2:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 Mad Stars vs. Hungarian Tigers
3 p.m. BreakAway 1 SuperSaiyans vs. Kuykenstrong Dinos  
3 p.m. BreakAway 2 Hamms Premium vs. WUSTL FC
5:30 p.m. Keva 1 Rad City vs. Milwaukee Bavarians
5:30 p.m. Keva 2 QC Iowa vs. Aguilas FC
6 p.m. Keva 1 Harchester United vs. Green Card FC
6 p.m. Keva 2 Madison United Tigers vs. Girthworms
6:30 p.m. Keva 1 Red Dogs vs. Millenium
6:30 p.m. Keva 2 Madison United Lions vs. Keller Williams Green Bay
Sunday
9 a.m. BreakAway 1 Millenium vs. Madison United Lions
9 a.m. BreakAway 2 Red Dogs vs. Keller Williams Green Bay
9 a.m. Keva 1 Kuykenstrong Dinos vs. WUSTL FC
9 a.m. Keva 2 Hamms Premium vs. SuperSaiyans
9:30 a.m. BreakAway 1 Green Card FC vs. Madison United Tigers
9:30 a.m. BreakAway 2 Girthworms vs. Harchester United
9:30 a.m. Keva 1 Croatian Eagles vs. Hungarian Tigers
9:30 a.m. Keva 2 Mad Stars vs. VSLT FC
10 a.m. BreakAway 1 Milwaukee Bavarians vs. Aguilas FC
10 a.m. BreakAway 2 Rad City vs. QC Iowa
10 a.m. Keva 1 Hrvatski Orlovi vs. FC Diablos
10 a.m. Keva 2 Touch Play Move vs. Paradigm FC
10:30 a.m. BreakAway 1 Madison Fire vs. FK United
10:30 a.m. BreakAway 2 Chiwaukeeson vs. UWO Alumni

WOMEN'S OPEN

Defending champion: CRUSA (def. LIFTraining 3-1).

Sunday's playoff schedule: Quarterfinals – 1st Hillary vs. 2nd Martha, 2 p.m. K1; 1st Eleanor vs. 2nd Jackie, 2 p.m. K2; 2nd Elanor vs. 1st Jackie, 2:30 p.m. K1; 2nd Hillary vs. 1st Martha, 2:30 p.m. K2. Semifinals – 4 p.m., K1-K2. Final – 6 p.m., K1.

Groups

  • Hillary: CRUSA, SKG, ABCDE FC, Bootycamp.
  • Jackie: Madison United, LCD, Marian University, Kicking Lymes Balls.
  • Eleanor: Next Gen Chi, Ten, Carthage, 50 Shades of Green.
  • Martha: Manchesthair United, Evolution, KaucASIANS, The Big Green.
Saturday
Noon BreakAway 1 CRUSA vs. SKG
Noon BreakAway 2 ABCDE FC vs. Bootycamp
12:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 Next Gen Chi vs. Ten
12:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 Carthage vs. 50 Shades of Green
1 p.m. BreakAway 1 KaucASIANS vs. Manchesthair United
1 p.m. BreakAway 2 Evolution vs. The Big Green
1:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 Madison United vs. Marian University
1:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 LCD vs. Kicking Lymes Balls
3:30 p.m. Keva 1 SKG vs. Bootycamp
3:30 p.m. Keva 2 ABCDE FC vs. CRUSA
4 p.m. Keva 1 50 Shades of Green vs. Next Gen Chi
4 p.m. Keva 2 Ten vs. Carthage
4:30 p.m. Keva 1 The Big Green vs. Manchesthair United
4:30 p.m. Keva 2 KaucASIANS vs. Evolution
5 p.m. Keva 1 LCD vs. Madison United
5 p.m. Keva 2 Marian University vs. Kicking Lymes Balls
Sunday
10:30 a.m. Keva 1 ABCDE FC vs. SKG
10:30 a.m. Keva 2 CRUSA vs. Bootycamp
11 a.m. Keva 1 Next Gen Chi vs. Carthage
11 a.m. Keva 2 Ten vs. 50 Shades of Green
11:30 a.m. Keva 1 Manchesthair United vs. Evolution
11:30 a.m. Keva 2 KaucASIANS vs. The Big Green
Noon Keva 1 Marian University vs. LCD
Noon Keva 2 Kicking Lymes Balls vs. Madison United

MEN'S OVER-30

Defending champion: VSLT FC (def. Keeper Goals 3-2).

Sunday's playoff schedule: Quarterfinals – 1st Reagan vs. 2nd Ford, 2:30 p.m. B1; 1st Clinton vs. 2nd Roosevelt, 2:30 p.m. B2; 2nd Clinton vs. 1st Roosevelt, 3 p.m. B1; 2nd Reagan vs. 1st Ford, 3 p.m. B2. Semifinals – 5 p.m., K1-K2. Final – 6:30 p.m., K2.

Groups

  • Reagan: VSLT FC, Fox Valley FC, MKSC, CRFC.
  • Clinton: Smoky's Red Rockets United, Beer FC, Internationals, Fire SC.
  • Ford: Deportivo Tapatio, Kuykenstrong Dinos, Midwest United, Keeper Goals.
  • Roosevelt: Bottoms Academy, Celtics, Sporting Cristal, Smoky's Blue Rockets United.
Saturday
10:30 a.m. Keva 1 Deportivo Tapatia vs. Keeper Goals
10:30 a.m. Keva 2 Kuykenstrong Dinos vs. Midwest United
11 a.m. Keva 1 Smoky's Red Rockets United vs. Beer FC
11 a.m. Keva 2 Fire SC vs. Internationals
11:30 a.m. Keva 1 Smoky's Blue Rockets United vs. Sporting Cristal
11:30 a.m. Keva 2 Celtics vs. Bottoms Academy
Noon Keva 1 VSLT FC vs. Fox Valley FC
Noon Keva 2 MKSC vs. CRFC
4 p.m. BreakAway 1 Keeper Goals vs. Kuykenstrong Dinos
4 p.m. BreakAway 2 Midwest United vs. Deportivo Tapatio
4:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 Fire SC vs. Smoky's Red Rockets United
4:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 Beer FC vs. Internationals
5 p.m. BreakAway 1 Bottoms Academy vs. Smoky's Blue Rockets United
5 p.m. BreakAway 2 Sporting Cristal vs. Celtics
5:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 MKSC vs. VSLT FC
5:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 CRFC vs. Fox Valley FC
Sunday
11 a.m. BreakAway 1 Keeper Goals vs. Midwest United
11 a.m. BreakAway 2 Deportivo Tapatio vs. Kuykenstrong Dinos
11:30 a.m. BreakAway 1 Smoky's Red Rockets United vs. Internationals
11:30 a.m. BreakAway 2 Beer FC vs. Fire SC
Noon BreakAway 1 Celtics vs. Smoky's Blue Rockets United
Noon BreakAway 2 Bottoms Academy vs. Sporting Cristal
12:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 VSLT FC vs. CRFC
12:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 Fox Valley FC vs. MKSC

MEN'S OVER-38

Defending champion: Jake's Stars (def. Milwaukee Bavarians 8-1).

Sunday's playoff schedule: Wild-card matches, 3:30 p.m., B1-B2. Semifinals, 4:30 p.m., K1-K2. Final, 6 p.m. K2.

Groups

  • Eisenhower: Jake's Stars, VSLT FC, CT Heat, Tenacious Turtles.
  • Carter: De Paul FC, Madison United, Bares United, Milwaukee Bavarians.
  • Bush: Madison Fire, Forest City, St. Charles Celtics, Diablos.
Saturday
9 a.m. Keva 1 Diablos vs. Madison Fire
9 a.m. Keva 2 Madison United vs. Milwaukee Bavarians
9:30 a.m. Keva 1 Jake's Stars vs. CT Heat
9:30 a.m. Keva 2 VSLT FC vs. Tenacious Turtles
10 a.m. Keva 1 De Paul FC vs. Bares United
10 a.m. Keva 2 Forest City Kickers vs. St. Charles Celtics
2:30 p.m. Keva 1 St. Charles Celtics vs. Diablos
2:30 p.m. Keva 2 Madison Fire vs. Forest City Kickers
3 p.m. Keva 1 VSLT FC vs. Jake's Stars
3 p.m. Keva 2 Tenacious Turtles vs. CT Heat
3:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 De Paul FC vs. Madison United
3:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 Bares United vs. Milwaukee Bavarians
Sunday
1 p.m. BreakAway 1 Forest City Kickers vs. Diablos
1 p.m. BreakAway 2 St. Charles Celtics vs. Madison Fire
1:30 p.m. BreakAway 1 Jake's Stars vs. Tenacious Turtles
1:30 p.m. BreakAway 2 CT Heat vs. VSLT FC
2 p.m. BreakAway 1 Madison United vs. Bares United
2 p.m. BreakAway 2 Milwaukee Bavarians vs. De Paul FC

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