Four girls divisions of the Wisconsin State Championships, better known as the State Cup, will be down to the finalists after matches this weekend at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.
Group play wraps up in the Under-15 through Under-18 age groups Saturday, with the semifinals Sunday.
The four finals are next Saturday, Sept. 29, at Uihlein, with the winners earning berths in the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships from June 22 to 26 in Des Moines, Iowa.
These four divisions are played in the fall because the WIAA prep girls season is in the spring.
North Shore United's Under-18 girls are the lone state representatives in the 128-team competition.
The seven-game season will start Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the CASL Showcase in Wilson, S.C., and conclude at the Player's College Showcase from March 15 to 17 in Las Vegas. One other event is still to be announced.
The top four finishers in each of the four 16-team age groups, Under-15 through Under-18, earn berths in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships from July 22 to 28 in Overland Park, Kan.
The North Shore Under-18 girls also are one of two state girls teams playing in MRL Premier Divisions this fall, joining the Sockers FC Wisconsin Premier Under-16 side in the top Region II competition for U.S. Youth Soccer.
Twenty-five state girls teams and three Under-14 boys sides are playing in the First Division in their respective age groups.
First Divison West Blue: FC Milwaukee Blue, SC Waukesha Blue, Mequon United. First Division West Red: Madison 56ers Red, Sockers FC Wisconsin Premier.
First Division Green: Mequon United, Rush Wisconsin Nike. First Division White: FC Milwaukee Blue, SC Waukesha Blue.
Premier Division: Sockers FC Wisconsin Premier. First Division Green: Sockers FC Wisconsin Premier, FC Milwaukee Blue, Milwaukee Sport Club Maroon. First Division Red: SC Waukesha Blue, Rush Wisconsin Nike.
First Division Green: Croatian Eagles Blue, FC Milwaukee Blue, North Shore United. First Division Red: SC Waukesha Blue. First Division White: Sockers FC Wisconsin Premier, Rush Wisconsin.
Premier Division: North Shore United. First Division Red: Appleton Goal Getters, FC Green Bay Orange, Madison 56ers. First Division White: USA Stride Blue, FC Milwaukee Blue, Milwaukee Bavarians.
First Division West Red: United FC Red, Rush Wisconsin Nike, SC Waukesha Blue Devils.
There also are two new competitions this season involving more than 30 state clubs: