U.S. Club Soccer's National Cup Finals and National Collegiate Showcase will return to Virginia Beach, Va., in 2009.
In a change from last year, the boys and girls events will be held on different dates to better accommodate the large number of participating teams. The boys' National Cup VIII Finals and National Collegiate Showcase will take place July 25-28, while the girls' events are scheduled for July 31-Aug. 3.
Games will be played at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex, which features 19 fields, and the adjacent Princess Anne Athletic Complex with seven fields.
The National Collegiate Showcase provides college coaches with the rare opportunity to scout high-level U-15 through U-17 boys' and girls' players at two separate events -- but at the same location. Approximately 120 college coaches registered to attend the 2008 National Cup VII Finals and National Collegiate Showcase.