Bracket-matics: Street Soccer USA’s 2012 NYC Cup (& Win A Signed Dempsey Jersey)

This week, Street Soccer USA’s NYC Cup competition hits the Big Apple!

Street Soccer USA is designed to assist men, women, and youth of all ages who lack permanent housing. The SSUSA model brings builds relationships of trust through the constant supportive community of the team.

75% of players will move off the street within a year of joining the program.

That, dear friends, is the beautiful game truly in action.

Thursday! Yes, this Thursday the 2012 NYC Cup kicks off where teams from all over the United States will vie for the right to hoist the Street Soccer USA Cup Leonis Trophy.

And you, TSG reader, will vie for the rights to own an autographed Clint Dempsey jersey by picking the winner(s).

It’s bracket time…and it’s really simple.

HERE’s WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO:

» Pick the top two teams in each group. (1pt each)
» Pick the two teams that will compete for the title (3pts each) meaning select the right order
» Pick the winner (5pts each)
» Pick the final score (3pts each)

SOME MINOR INSIGHTS:

* There are number of team profiles hanging around the Internet. Go find ‘em.
* A little birdie has imparted this knowledge:

Minneapolis won last year-they are only 2 time winner. SF won once, finals twice and 3rd place in 2011. Montgomery County has 2 finals appearances, and 1 3rd place finish. FYI

* A major player is out

* Be lucky.

Win and the Deuce is loose…on your back!

HOW DO I ENTER:

• Merely add your picks in the comments section below. Only entries that are filled out in the correct format will be accepted (see below).

(One entry per person please; honor code.)

• TSG will score all the entries at the end of the contest

• In the event of a tie, there will be a blind Clint Dempsey trivia question.

Thank you, Modelo Especial graciously providing the prize.

Take a read of their contest below!

Stylin’

 

(CHICAGO) July 2012 – Modelo Especial, the number three imported beer in the U.S., has teamed up with international soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Gerardo Torrado to give 10 lucky winners and a guest the chance to participate in a fantasy soccer camp experience in New York City. Partnering with Sports Illustrated, this national sweepstakes is part of Modelo Unido, a community created by Modelo Especial to unite soccer fans over their shared passions for soccer and beer.

From now through July 31, fans 21 and older can visit Modelo Especial’s Facebook page daily to register for a chance to win one of 10 round trips for two to participate in a fantasy soccer clinic alongside Dempsey of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Torrado of the Mexican National Team and Grant Wahl, senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated.* Off the field, the winners will have the chance to enjoy a few cold Modelo Especial beers with the star athletes. In addition to the trip hosted by Sports Illustrated, fans will also win signed Dempsey and Torrado Modelo Unido soccer jerseys.

And the Deuce is loose on your back

Here are the groups!

GROUP A

DC
Charlotte
Sacramento
Philadelphia
Ann Arbor
Minneapolis
Montgomery County
St Louis

Group B

New York
Los Angeles
Tulsa
Fort Worth
San Francisco
Seattle
Richmond
Chicago
Dallas

EXAMPLE ENTRY:

Name:  Curt Onalfo, Carson, California

Entry:

Group A: (1) Charlotte (2) Sacramento

Group (B): (1) New York (2) Los Angeles

Final: Charlotte vs. New York

Score: 7-6

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27 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andrew on 2012/07/24 at 5:23 PM

    Name: Andrew Hays, Collierville, Tennessee

    Entry:

    Group A: (1) Minneapolis (2) St. Louis

    Group B: (1) Chicago (2) Los Angeles

    Final: Minneapolis vs. Chicago

    Score: 8-6 (Minneapolis wins)

    Reply

  2. Posted by Biggy on 2012/07/24 at 5:23 PM

    Name: Matt Biggerstaff, San Francisco, California

    Entry:

    Group A: (1) Minneapolis (2) Montgomery County

    Group (B): (1) San Francisco (2) Chicago

    Final: San Francisco vs. Montgomery County

    Score: 7-4

    Reply

  3. Posted by Doug Smith on 2012/07/24 at 6:18 PM

    Name: Doug Smith, Pittsburgh, PA
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Montgomery County (2) DC
    Group (B): (1) Dallas (2) San Fran
    Final: San Fran vs. Montgomery County
    Score: 9-7

    Reply

  4. Posted by KEITH on 2012/07/24 at 7:04 PM

    Name: Keith BieryGolick, West Carrollton, Ohio

    Entry:

    Group A: (1) Minneapolis (2) Montgomery County

    Group B: (1) San Francisco (2) New York

    Final: San Francisco vs. Minneapolis

    Score: 8-3

    Reply

  5. Name: Keith BieryGolick, West Carrollton, Ohio

    Entry:

    Group A: (1) Minneapolis (2) Montgomery County

    Group (B): (1) San Francisco (2) New York

    Final: San Francisco vs. Minneapolis

    Score: 8-3

    Reply

  6. Posted by Chris Woodward on 2012/07/24 at 8:41 PM

    Name: Chris Woodward Naperville Illinois
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Philadelphia (2) St. Louis
    Group (B): (1) Chicago (2) Seattle
    Final: Chicago vs. Seattle
    Score: 8-5

    Reply

  7. Name: Chris Woodward
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Philadelphia (2) St. Louis
    Group (B): (1) Chicago (2) Seattle
    Final: Chicago vs. Seattle
    Score:8-5

    Reply

  8. Posted by Carrie Magnuson on 2012/07/24 at 10:03 PM

    Name: Carrie Magnuson, San Francisco, California
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Montgomery County (2) Minneapolis
    Group (B): (1) San Francisco (2) Los Angeles
    Final: San Francisco vs. Montgomery County
    Score: 5-3 (San Francisco win)

    Reply

  9. Name: Taylor Wilson, Sacramento, California
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Montgomery County (2) Minneapolis
    Group (B): (1) Los Angeles (2) Dallas
    Final: Los Angeles v. Montgomery County
    Score: 5-3

    Reply

  10. Posted by Matt Valentine on 2012/07/25 at 4:42 AM

    Name: Matt Valentine, Dallas, Texas
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Minneapolis (2) Charlotte
    Group B: (1) New York (2) Los Angeles
    Final: Minneapolis v. Charlotte
    Score: 7-5 Charlotte

    Reply

  11. Posted by Ed Blythe on 2012/07/25 at 6:00 AM

    Name: Ed Blythe, Kansas City, MO
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) St. Louis (2) DC
    Group B: (1) Chicago (2) Seattle
    Final: St. Louis v. Chicago
    Score: 8-6 St. Louis

    Reply

  12. Posted by Brennan Williams on 2012/07/25 at 7:44 AM

    Name:Brennan Williams, Dallas, TX
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Minneapolis (2) Charlotte
    Group B: (1) New York (2) Seattle
    Final: Minneapolis v. Charlotte
    Score: 5-3 Minneapolis

    Reply

  13. Posted by chris_skinner@gap.com on 2012/07/25 at 8:14 AM

    Name: Chris Skinner, San Francisco, CA
    Entry:
    Group A: Minneapolis (1) Charlotte (2)
    Group B: San Francisco (1) Seattle (2)
    Final: San Francisco v Charlotte
    Score: 5-2 San Francisco

    Reply

  14. Posted by Justin on 2012/07/25 at 9:12 AM

    Justin Dennard, San Antonio, TX
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Philadelphia (2) DC

    Group B: (1) Los Angeles (2) Dallas

    Final: Philadelphia vs. Dallas

    Score: 4-2 (Dallas wins)

    Reply

  15. Posted by Shawn G on 2012/07/25 at 9:14 AM

    Name: Shawn Grant, Auburn, CA
    Entry:
    Group A: Sacramento (1) St Louis (2)
    Group B: Los Angeles (1) Richmond (2)
    Final: Sacramento v Los Angeles
    Score: 3-1 Los Angeles

    GROUP A

    DC
    Charlotte
    Sacramento
    Philadelphia
    Ann Arbor
    Minneapolis
    Montgomery County
    St Louis

    Group B

    New York
    Los Angeles
    Tulsa
    Fort Worth
    San Francisco
    Seattle
    Richmond
    Chicago
    Dallas

    Reply

  16. Posted by Zach Teehan on 2012/07/25 at 9:39 AM

    Name:Zach Teehan, Northboro, MA
    Entry:
    Group A: Montgomery County (1) Minneapolis (2)
    Group B Chicago (1) Los Angeles (2)
    Final: Montgomery County Vs. Los Angeles
    Score: Los Angeles 7-5

    Reply

  17. Posted by Stan on 2012/07/25 at 9:41 AM

    Name: Stan Mungaray Washington DC

    Group A: Montgomery County (1), Minneapolis (2)

    Group B: San Francisco (1), New York (2)

    Final: San Francisco v Montgomery County

    Score: 8-5 Montgomery County

    Reply

  18. Posted by Jason on 2012/07/25 at 11:29 AM

    Name: Jason Hart, Ames, IA
    Group A: Minneapolis (1), Montgomery County (2)
    Group B: San Fransisco (1), New York (2)
    Final: San Fransisco vs. Montgomery County
    Score: Montgomery County 7-5

    Reply

  19. Posted by Jason on 2012/07/25 at 11:37 AM

    Also, everyone should check out the documentary “Kicking It” about the homeless world cup. It’s on Netflix instant view. You can watch a promo here:

    Reply

  20. Posted by Lucas Branham on 2012/07/26 at 8:54 AM

    Name: Lucas Branham, Seattle, Washington
    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Charlotte (2) Ann Arbor
    Group (B): (1) Chicago (2) Seattle
    Final: Ann Arbor vs. Chicago
    Score: 6-5 Chicago

    Reply

  21. Name: Sherry Bernklau-Frydenlund, Seattle, Washington
    Entry:
    Group A : (1) Montgomery County (2) Charlotte
    Group B : (1) Seattle (2) San Francisco
    Final: Seattle vs. Montgomery County
    Score: 8-6 Seattle

    Reply

  22. Brandon Sprouse, Seattle, WA

    Entry:
    Group A: (1) Montgomery (2) Ann Arbor
    Group B: (1) Seattle (2) Richmond
    Final: Ann Arbor vs. Seattle
    Score: 6-4 Ann Arbor

    Reply

  23. Posted by Jose Acuna on 2012/07/26 at 10:28 PM

    Group A: (1 ) Minneapolis (2) Montgomery
    Group B ( 1 ) Los Angeles (2) San Francisco
    Final: Minneapolis vs Los Angeles
    Score Minneapolis 6 LA 4

    Reply

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