The NMYSA New Mexico Cup (A USYS United Cup Partner) (formerly known as Target United Cup and Kohl’s Cup) is open to any boys or girls team in the age groups U-7 through U-16. Teams will be bracketed by skill as much as possible. This is a program-wide tournament / carnival / festival for recreational, intermediate, and advanced teams, with the only caveat being that no team may participate in both the New Mexico Cup and the US Youth Soccer New Mexico Open State Cup. The 2024 New Mexico Cup will be held at the Santa Ana Soccer Complex at Santa Ana Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM, May 18-19, 2024.
2024 NM Cup Application and Payment Link (Application Deadline May 7th, 2023)
Summary of Playing Rules for NM Cup
|Age Division||Duration of play||Ball Size||Roster Size||Team Size||Other||Touch Line Restarts|
|U7/U8||4×10 min||3||8||4v4||NO GK/Offside||Kick In|
|U9/U10||2×20 min||4||12||7v7||GK/Offside||Throw In|
|U11/U12||2×25 min||4||16||9v9||GK/ Offside||Throw In|
|U13/above||2×30 min||5||22||11v11||GK/Offside||Throw In|
- No Heading will be allowed for U11 and below players
- First team listed on the schedule is the home team who is responsible for changing jerseys if there is a conflict.
- For U13 and above teams, a game roster must be presented to the referee if there are more than 18 players on your official Roster.
Credentialing/Team Check In
Local teams may have their team checked in Tuesday-Thursday, May 16-18, at the NMYSA office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Out of town teams can have their team checked in at the soccer complex 1 hour prior to the start of their first game. Below are the items needed for each team at check-in.
- Laminated Player and Coach pass cards
- Membership/Medical Release forms for each player
- Official Team Roster
- Guest Player authorization if applicable. Please note there is no cross organization guest playing. NMYSA/USYS players can play with other NMYSA/USYS teams only. AYSO players can play with other AYSO teams and US Club Soccer players can only play with other US Club Soccer teams.
- Additional materials will be posted here as they are developed
Tournament results (by year): 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
(Note: this tournament was known as Target United Cup in 2018-2019, NMYSA Cup in 2017, Kohl’s American Cup in 2007-2016, New Mexico Cup in 2005-06 and as Tide American Cup in 2003-04).