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Fall Kohl's American Cup


The Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup offers recreational soccer players an opportunity to play in a high-quality tournament in a fun atmosphere, where the emphasis is placed on participation, rather than competition.
Iowa Soccer's US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup traditional team event, held in Altoona, for U07-U14 is a guaranteed three-game, round-robin format. Scores and standings are not kept in the U10-below divisions, and all participants receive a participation award. In U11-above divisions, semifinal and final matches are held, with members of the first- and second-place teams each receiving awards.
This US Youth Soccer event is the largest recreational youth soccer festival in the United States, boasting more than 65,000 participants. The Iowa Soccer Association has run a US Youth Soccer American Cup every year since 1992. Kohl's Department stores is the most recent national sponsor.

Competition Dates, Formats/Age Groups

October 10-11, 2015
Spring Creek Sports Complex (Altoona)


RETURNING!!  U15-U19 Players:  Free Play Festival, held Saturday night on the turf under the lights

We know fall is a busy time for players in these age groups and so we're bringing back a popular option introduced in 2015 -- our "Free Play Festival".  We've designed a fun competition option that better fits the amount of time players in these age groups can commit to soccer on a fall weekend.

  • You enter as an individual player, so no worries about getting enough players for a team in order to be able to enter.
  • We will put you on teams of four to play 4v4.  Every game you play, you'll be rotated onto a different team of four.  You will be playing co-ed with all ages.
  • You win the competition as an individual, not a team!  We keep track of your points and at the end of the night, we'll name winners.
  • The competition will begin no earlier than 7:00pm on Saturday night.  You'll play on the turf field under the lights at Spring Creek Sports Complex in Altoona.
  • You'll play for about two hours.  We will compile individuals' results and name the winners at the end of the evening.
  • We'll also soon have an announcement about a brief but fun activity at the end of the night involving food!



  • Open to any currently-registered Iowa Soccer U15-U19 Level 3 (recreational) players
  • We're going to keep it tight in this first attempt, so entry is limited to 32 players; entries beyond 32 will be put on a waitlist and contacted when openings occur.



  • $12 to enter; may pay by credit card or mail in a check
  • Link to entry found below

RETURNING!!  Adult 4v4 Tournament, held Sunday noon-finish on the turf field
Open Co-ed division
The Kohl's American Cup weekend is so much fun, we can't keep the secret to ourselves any longer!  
  • Starting at NOON Sunday, we'll be holding a 4v4 open division co-ed tournament for adults on the turf at Spring Creek Complex.
  • We have lights and we're going to play until we're done!
  • Enter as a 4v4 team, maximum roster size of seven.
  • This is an open, co-ed division, but single-sex teams may enter; there are no requirements for male/female distribution.
  • Three-game minimum.
  • Games will not have referees; you will call your own and keep the play moving!



  • Open to adult soccer players ages 19-above



  • $120 team entry fee; may pay by credit card or mail in a check
  • Info you need to enter:  Names, Ages and Emails of each of your team members
  • Link to entry found below


Traditional Team Competition U07 through U14

The team competition is intended for regular-season teams; you're not allowed to assemble a "tournament team roster" for this event.  There is a Guest Player Allowance that is designed to help ensure your regular season team can enter.  Click here for allowance details.

  • U07/08 Girls (4v4) play Saturday only:  $135
  • U07/08 Co-ed (4v4) play Sunday only:  $135
  • U09/10 Girls & Co-ed (6v6):  $165
  • U11/12 Girls & Co-ed (8v8):  $190
  • U13/14 Girls & Co-ed (11v11):  $240





  • Link to entry found below
  • Pay by credit card or mail in a check


Entry opens soon and is done online only; pay by credit card or mail in a check.  

  • Traditional Team Competition, U07-U14 -- Entry closes September 18
  • Free Play Festival Entry, U15-U19 -- Entry closes September 28
  • Adult 4v4 Entry -- Entry closes September 28



  • U07-U14 Team Competition RULES


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