Surf Cup 2017-10-28T02:03:55+00:00
San Diego Surf Cup Presented by Nike
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The San Diego Surf Cup continued to be the summer showcase for youth soccer’s Best of the Best drawing the attention of thousands of spectators and attracting more than 400 college coaches and scouts.

The gorgeous soccer fields at the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar and the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside were packed for 8 days with soccer loving coaches, players and fans as another year of competitive soccer returned to America’s Finest City. The elite youth soccer competition was held over two weekends – the first weekend for Olders; the second, for the Youngers.

All teams (non-DA) were guaranteed four (4) competitive games. Top flight winners received winner’s jackets; with trophies and individual awards presented to all finalists and champions.

Surf Cup offered top flight competitive play for all US Soccer Development Academy teams as well under the guidance and direction of US Soccer. These teams played 3 full length games in a showcase format.


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Team Applications (Less Than 70% Were Accepted)

“The Best of the Best” Wall Ever

Every player from every team was listed on this wall. Players loved searching and finding their names.


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What People Say

“It’s awesome. I’ve spent many a weekends sitting at the polo fields watching that tournament. It’s brilliant. It’s a great tournament… great facility. It brings all the best teams together. San Diego always has great competitive teams in national levels and players playing in international levels.”

Jill Ellis, Head Coach, US Women's National Team

“Surf Cup Sports’ events bring in a high volume of visitors which is critical to the backbone of San Diego’s tourism industry. Most importantly, these visitors book hotel rooms and make a variety of purchases, including food, entertainment and souvenirs, all of which benefits the local economy.”

Joe TerziJoe Terzi, President and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority

“Surf Cup has always been my favorite tournament. Being a local girl, I’ve always felt so lucky to have this in my backyard.”

Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke , US Women's National Soccer Team Defender

“I have great memories of playing at Surf Cup when I was a youth soccer player.”

Landon DonovanLandon Donovan, Former U.S. Men's National Team Player

“People learn about San Diego from coming to a Surf Cup event.”

Jerry SandersJerry Sanders, Former San Diego Mayor, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

“We are delighted to partner with Surf — our partnership will provide a fantastic opportunity for young players to develop as footballers and to connect with our team in Manchester.”

Brian Marwood, Managing Director of City Football Services

“Surf Cup Sports not only contributes to San Diego’s economy, it also invest in our region’s assets, youth leadership and community development. The organization has contributed several millions to charities and local organizations.”

Mike McDowellMike McDowell, Executive Director of the San Diego Sports Alliance

“Surf Cup Sports sets the standard for elite youth soccer tournaments at the local, national, and international levels. Longtime director Mike Connerley’s leadership and work has literally changed the lives of tens of thousands of young soccer players.”

Derek BarazzaDerek Barazza, Cal South President
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