Corning NCU Manchester United celebrates after winning the 2016 US Youth Soccer Far West (Region IV) Presidents Cup in Arvada, Colorado on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Photo Credit: Jill Judd
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2023) - This week US Youth Soccer is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Presidents Cup, which is a competition designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. The Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
In those 15 years of Presidents Cup, Cal North has been well represented by many clubs, teams and families at this event.
Today we are shinning the spotlight on a team that has lifted the Far West (Region IV) Presidents Cup trophy; the 00' Corning NCU Manchester United from Corning, California and Cal North District 9.
Located in Tehama County, Corning, California is approximately 50 miles south of Redding and 100 miles north of Sacramento via I-5.
The 00' Corning NCU Manchester United team from 2016 was a special group.
This group had been playing together for several years and includes wonderful history on a local level against SSF United DC Force from Cal North District 1. Corning and DC Force played against each other in the 2015 & 2016 Cal North Presidents Cup, with Corning coming out on top both times.
However; in 2015 SSF United DC Force would be the team to go and represent Cal North at the Region IV Presidents Cup in Snohomish, Washington after Corning NCU Manchester United declined their participation in regionals.
Corning NCU Manchester United win 2015 Cal North Presidents Cup.
The following year Corning NCU Manchester United went all in. They once again won the 2016 Cal North Presidents Cup against SSF United DC Force and would go on a historic run at regionals in Colorado.
Corning NCU Manchester United win 2016 Cal North Presidents Cup.
Corning NCU Manchester United was drawn into Group A along with 4-H Tapatio from Oregon, Bozeman Blitzz FC from Montana and local Real Colorado Olympico.
In their three games they did not hold back their firing power, netting twelve goals and only receiving 3.
Quarterfinals was a harder match against WPFC 99 White from Washington, moving on with a close one-nil victory.
The semifinal game played out to be another Cal North vs Cal South clash, with Corning NCU Manchester United running away with it 3-0 against Oxnard United SC.
In the final, Jaime Martinez from Corning would prove to be the difference maker scoring in the 76th minute against Agave La Raza from Arizona. That goal alone would give Corning NCU Manchester United the regional title.
Corning NCU Manchester United win 2016 US Youth Soccer Far West (Region IV) Presidents Cup. Photo Credit: Jill Judd
2016 Region IV Presidents Cup | Arvada, Colorado
Group Play | June 14 - 16
4-H Tapatio (OR) 1 - 6 Corning NCU Manchester United (CA-N)
Corning NCU Manchester United (CA-N) 3 - 1 Bozeman Blitzz FC (MT)
Real Colorado Olympico (CO) 1 - 3 Corning NCU Manchester United (CA-N)
Quarterfinal | June 17
Corning NCU Manchester United (CA-N) 1 - 0 WPFC 99 White (WA)
Semifinal | June 18
Corning NCU Manchester United (CA-N) 3 - 0 Oxnard United SC (CA-S)
Final | June 19
Corning NCU Manchester United (CA-N) 1 -0 Agave La Raza (AZ)
Corning NCU Manchester United | Corning, CA
Head Coach: Luis Saavedra
#10 Alonso Aceves
# 15 Manuel Blanco Arreola
#69 Arturo Cruz-Esparza
#07 Angel Davila
#20 Mateo Estrella-Jimenez
#14 Javier Gamboa
#99 Jose Garcia-Padilla
#22 James Godinez
#05 Jose Manuel Gonzalez
#11 Isaac Gonzalez-Munoz
#24 LUIS ENRIQUE Hinojosa
#06 Jose Antonio Hinojosa
#01 Conner Judd
#08 Carlos Lopez
#17 Jaime Martinez
#22 Daniel Martinez-Cedeno
#77 Ramon Pelayo
#04 Brandon Ramirez
#07 Ivan Saavedra
#18 Salvador Santoyo-Carrion
#77 Eugenio Solorio
#28 Adam Valencia
Stay up to date with Cal North on social media.