Target United Cup

The Target United Cup provides recreational youth soccer players an opportunity to experience a consistent and
TargetUnitedCup_wUSYShigh quality statewide tournament in a fun, family-like atmosphere. It fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer in an effort to increase the recreational player’s interest in and love for the game.

Basic Guidelines

The Target United Cup is a unique tournament in that it is only open to recreational players. The tournament follows a set of guidelines that are administered at the state level.
  1. Every recreational player shall have an equal opportunity to participate.
  2. The formation of recreational teams follows a controlled registration policy where every player is accepted and assigned to a roster regardless of ability.
  3. A philosophy of player participation in a low-stress, fun filled environment is promoted.

Who Can Participate

Only recreational players registered with the Kentucky Youth Soccer, through an affiliate member recreational league are eligible to participate in the Target United Cup. No select players or all-star teams are allowed. Additionally, any team or player entered in or rostered for State Open, President's Cup or Soccer Village Cup are not eligible. When we incorporate programs that create a fun and healthy developmental environment for players while recognizing their participation and excellence, we are investing in a quality future.

2018 Target United Cup

Registration will open in March 2018.

Date: June 9-10, 2018

Location: Elizabethtown Sports Park, Elizabethtown, KY


2017 Kentucky American Cup

Kentucky Youth Soccer is excited to announce a name change for the upcoming recreational tournament formerly known as the Kohl's American Cup. This event is now the 2017 Kentucky American Cup! 

2017 Schedules and Scores 

Congratulations to the 2017 Kentucky American Cup Champions and Finalists! 

Age Group Champion  Finalist
U10 Girls - Alex Morgan LYSA U10 Raspberries EYSA - U10G4
U10 Girls - Carli Lloyd EYSA - U10G2 Fern Creek Optimist GU10
U10 Mixed - Landon Donovan F.C. Arsenal Okolona Soccer Club - Firecrackers U10
U10 Mixed - Tim Howard FC Moneymakers Bentley/Helton BU10
U10 Mixed - Clint Dempsey Sawyer YSA - U10 Cyclones Jeffersontown - BU10
U12 Girls - Alex Morgan GU12 Faber LYSA U12 Blue Angels
U12 Mixed - Landon Donovan Boyle Youth S - BU12 Madisonville Youth Soccer - 01 - BU11
U12 Mixed - Tim Howard EYSA - U12M7 U12MR Smith
U12 Mixed - Clint Dempsey Gallatin Coun - BU12 MCYS SOUNDERS- BU12
U14 Mixed - Landon Donovan MCYS FIRE - U14M LYSA U14 Bullets
U14 Mixed - Tim Howard Sawyer YSA - U14 Strikers LYSA U14 United
High School Mixed - Landon Donovan Connectors Team Red GEO International
High School Mixed - Tim Howard Fern Creek Optimist Soccer Club - 01 - BU19 NCYSA - High School Team - Downs


2017 Tournament Information (PDF For Teams)

Kentucky Youth Soccer Concussion Policy (Includes training links for coaches)

Team Check-in Sheet (PDF) 


2014 - Cancelled