CASL Set to Challenge for 2006 Champions Cup

US Club Soccer is set to host the inaugural Champions Cup Club Championship Easter Weekend at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. CASL will compete in both the boys and girls competition -- one of only 3 clubs nationally to be represented in both competitions. The Champions Cup is an invitational tournament that allows some of the most competitive clubs in the country, at all age groups, the opportunity to compare their entire club against other top clubs. Participants are limited in 2006 to eight boys and eight girls’ clubs. A separate boys and girls’ Club Champion will be determined. Clubs will participate in U13, U15 and U17 age groups. CASL teams have won four US Club Soccer National Cup titles as well as a USYSA National Championship. Among CASL’s alumni are Logan Pause of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire; Caleb Norkus, a MLS DC United draft pick and Chilean 1st Division champion; Stephen Bickford, the 2004 NSCAA Boys High School Player of the Year and a member of the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team; and Casey Nogueira, a member of the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team. Other recent CASL members of the U.S. youth national team programs include Justin Hughes (U-20s), Michael Harrington (U-20s and U-17s), Ford Williams (U-20s and U-17s), Brett King (U-17s), Molly Baird (U-16s) and Ariel Harris (U-16s). Best of luck to our local club in this upcoming tournament!