Empire United Soccer Academy

2020 Empire Cup & College Showcase Cancelled

Due to concerns relating to COVID-19, the 2020 Empire Cup & College Showcase has been cancelled.  

 As a result of the virus surrounding club soccer, including a potential return to play date and associated travel plans for every team, Empire United & APL Tournaments have made the decision to cancel this year's Empire Cup & College Showcase.

All teams who had previously paid for the event will receive a communication to start the refund process. All paid teams will receive a 100% CASH REFUND! All hotel rooms booked through Halpern Travel have been released and you have no obligation to cancel your rooms.

We sincerely appreciate your clubs support of Empire United & APL Tournaments.  We look forward to a time soon that teams will be returning to the field!

Empire United SA & APL Tournaments



2020 Empire Cup & College Showcase Weekend- Boys and Girls


Empire United, has made the decision to change the date for the 2020 Empire Cup & College Showcase, due COVID-19 and the CDCs recommendations for large gatherings. Empire Cup & College Showcase was originally scheduled for Girls Weekend (U9-U19), May 9-10, 2020 and Boys Weekend (U9-U19), May 16-17, 2020; we have combined event weekends and pushed Empire Cup & College Showcase to July 17-19 (local teams playing games on Friday night).  


Empire Cup(U9-14) and College Showcase(U15-19) July 17-19, 2020

Registration - CLICK HERE


The Empire Cup &College Showcase invites boys and girls teams U19 through U19 to participate in our 18th annual Showcase in Rochester, NY area.

Rochester is located in Western New York and is easily accessible by major highways. The Showcase has traditionally drawn teams from throughout New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Canada. The Empire Cup College Showcase is the premier college showcase in the Northeast. It draws nearly 100 coaches each year due to high level competition, great natural grass facilities, and great atmosphere. 


U9-U10: $495
U11-U12: $595
U13-U14: $695
U15-U19: $995


The Empire Cup and College Showcase is open to all USYSA and US Club Soccer affiliated teams who are in good standing with their state associations.  All premier, classic, and travel teams U9-U19 are eligible to enter.


  • All Showcaseteams U15-19), weather permitting, will be guaranteed 3 matches, including two matches on Saturday and one on Sunday. All other groups will be guaranteed 3 games with the possibility to advance
  • We are committed to placing teams in groups with other teams of comparable strength and ability, ensuring competitive matches


All games will be played at either:
  • Batavia Sports Park, 8069 Bank Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd, Batavia, NY 14020


Alex Kulp - APL Tournaments
Mike Henderson - Tournament Director
Thanks for visiting our tournament website and we hope to see you in July!