The State Cup of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association is underway as the first round was completed during the last two weekends. The girls played their first round games on the weekend of March 13-14 while boys played last weekend (March 20-21).

The tournament was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The competition is a single-elimination tournament so winning teams play the second round on the weekend of April 10-11. The third round then takes place over the next two weekends with the boys playing on April 17-18, girls on April 24-25.

The quarterfinals will be played across the state Saturday, May 8 and the semifinals on Saturday, May 22. All rounds up to and including the semis are being played on teams’ home fields.

The State Cup finals again will be played at a neutral site, Stringham Park in LaGrange, N.Y. on the weekend of June 5-6.

“The LaGrange Soccer Club is excited to be hosting the State Cup finals in 2021. We’ve had the privilege of hosting the finals before and consider it an honor that Eastern New York has chosen Stringham Park as the location for their event,” LaGrange Soccer Club president Kara Gadonniex said. “Our fields are centrally located within the state association and allows it to host the entire event in one location in the beautiful Hudson Valley. We are looking forward to a great weekend of competitive soccer.”