New England Soccer Today

USOC Mass. State Final Set for 12/8

East Providence Sports and Mass Premier Soccer will face off in the Massachusetts U.S. Open Cup state final on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Madison Park High School in Boston. Kickoff is set for 1pm.

East Providence earned a berth after edging Battery Park Gunners 4-3 in the state semifinal on Nov. 16. Mass Premier secured its spot following an 8-1 seminal thrashing of Strela Negra on Nov. 17.

The state final marks the rematch of last year’s Round 1 Massachusetts state tournament duel, which saw East Providence and Mass Premier go to penalties before Mass Premier came out on top.

The winner of the state final will move on to the USASA Region 1 tournament, which will likely be held in spring 2013.


  1. Steve Bayley

    December 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Attention all dedicated supporters of the lower division game in New England: Deep In The Pyramid will be hosting the 1st Annual Xmas Tailgate Brunch in the parking lot, prior to the game. By hosting I mean providing a platform and alibi for you to partake, so bring your grill, food, etc. Looking to get things going around 10:30, so take advantage of your last chance to catch a match in Massachusetts this year and help us start a new Massachusetts US Open Cup tradition!

  2. Brian O'Connell

    December 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

    ^I approve this message…see you there, Steve!

  3. rick sewall

    December 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’ll even forego the 10 am EPL tv game to go to this obviously very exciting event.

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