USASA Amateur Cup champion to face UEFA amateur champion for new trophy

U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro announced on Friday at the AGM in Scottsdale that the USASA Amateur Cup champion will play the UEFA amateur champion in a new competition.

The Amateur Cup was established in 1923 and played alongside the Open Cup until the USASA took over the organization of the annual competition. The reigning champions are the Milwaukee Bavarians, who beat West Chester (Pa.) United for their fourth title in 2018. For the first time in 2019, the Amateur Cup champion gains an automatic berth in the Open Cup.

The UEFA amateur champion is the winner of the UEFA Regions' Cup, which is held every other year. Croatia's Zagreb is the reigning champion, winning the eight-team final competition in 2017 with a 1-0 win over Ireland's Region 2 in the championship game played in Istanbul. In all, 38 teams took part in the 2017 UEFA Regions' Cup.
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