2022 Founders Cup

Presented By Adidas
Oct 8-9, 2022
Let's Play Soccer! Come out to Columbus Day Weekend's Founders Cup for a chance to compete against other Midwest talent. Take advantage of this opportunity for both boys and girls teams to compete!
This tournament is unrestricted. Teams registered in good standing with any U.S. Soccer Federation affiliate are eligible to apply.




the event Location is still being finalized.  The final location will be within driving distance of the Chicago Suburbs.  We will make an announcement as soon as possible.  

registration information

Public registration opens: March 1, 2022

Event Dates: Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, October 9, 2022

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 26, 2022

Payment Deadline: Monday, September 26, 2022

  • Method of payment must be provided upon registration.

For every 10 teams a club brings to the tournament, the 10th team will be free!*

*applies to the lowest priced team

Documents Needed (due by October 3, 2022):

  • Soccer Events Group Roster & Waivers (Uploaded to your Soccer Events Group Team Page, Waivers Signed Electronically)
  • Medical Waivers
  • Player Cards for each player listed on your roster must be presented at check-in.
  • *All rosters and documents should be uploaded to your Soccer Events Group Team Management Page Paper rosters and waivers will NOT be accepted on-site.*
  • These must be uploaded as ONE FILE to your roster page - individual uploads won't be accepted.
  • Copies of these documents must be kept on the sidelines with the team at all times during the event for random roster checks.
  • Check out the How-To HERE - for help adding rosters, adding required documents, signing waivers, and adding coaches

Divisions/Levels Of Competition

Age DivisionBirth YearFormatLength of Games*Entry Fee
U8 - U102015 - 20137v72 x 25 min$640
U11 - U122012 & 20119v92 x 30 min$740
U13 - U142010 & 200911v112 x 35 min$795
U15 - U192008 - 200411v112 x 40 min$795

*There will be a five-minute halftime.

What are the levels of competition?

  • GOLD: Intended for elite teams who compete for their respective State Cup Championships and/or compete in elite competitions such as USYS Regional Leagues (i.e. MRL Premier I) or ECNL.
  • SILVER: For competitive travel teams who compete in local leagues (YSSL, NISL, or IWSL) and travel regionally for leagues or tournaments.
  • BRONZE: For community-based travel teams who play in local leagues such as YSSL, NISL, or IWSL.


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