Welcome to the 2019 Portage CELERY CUP

August 23th-25th, 2019

Application deadline was AUGUST 9th, 2019

Welcome to our 3rd Annual Portage Celery Cup Tournament, August 23-25, 2019. Our tournament is sanctioned by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and features full length games in all age divisions, a 3 referee system on nearly all games (even for most U8 to U10 games), and individual awards for all U8 to U15 members of 1st and 2nd place teams. High school girls teams will have 3 games only, no finals and no awards.


Boys - U8,                         $475.00
           U9 through U10,    $500.00   
           U11 through U12,  $575.00
           U13 through U15,   $600.00

Girls - U8,                          $475.00
           U9 through U10,     $500.00
           U11 through U12,   $575.00
           U13 through U15,   $600.00
           U16 through U19,   $450.00 - 3 games no finals

All games played at the Portage Soccer Complex, one of the nicest soccer venues in Michigan!

Portage Celery Cup 2019 Information

  • Deadline for applications was August 9th

  • Payment information including PayPal form

  • Housing options with area hotel list for Portage/Kalamazoo

  • Official Tournament Rules for the 2019 Celery Cup

  • ONLINE CHECK IN and Paperwork checklist. All teams must have all paperwork submitted into GotSoccer no later than Friday, August 16th.

  • Onsite check-in is available at the Portage Soccer Complex on Friday, August 23rd from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

  • Field maps for the Portage Soccer Complex and Practice Facility

  • The Portage Soccer Complex has over 500 parking spaces plus additional parking available at nearby facilities. Parking at the Celery Cup is free.

Please note:  No smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed at the field locations, Thank you for your cooperation.


The Portage Soccer Club, the largest nonprofit soccer club in southwestern Michigan, sponsors the Portage Celery Cup.  The club and tournament are run by all volunteer committees. It utilizes 100% of all proceeds to be put back into the upkeep of the Portage Soccer Complex which is owned and operated by The Portage Soccer Club.  Thanks to previous years’ benefactors, this 37 acre complex includes nine beautiful full size fields which are considered to be one of the nicest in the state.

We have been privileged to have hosted some great players over the years which have developed skills to achieve honors at high school, college, state and beyond.  Portage Soccer Club alumni include:

  • BJ Snow, two time NCAA Champion (Indiana), former Head Coach UCLA Women’s Soccer, former US U17 Women’s National Team Coach and currently on the Women’s National Team Staff

  • Jacob Peterson, NCAA Champion (Indiana) formerly with MLS Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City, San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto FC, and Colorado Rapids

  • Eric Alexander, MLS FC Cincinnati, formerly with Houston Dynamo, Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, Portland Timbers, and FC Dallas. Eric as a Portage Central High School senior was named Gatorade Player of the Year.

  • Lindsay Tarpley, two time Olympic Gold Medalist; WPS Boston Breakers

  • Paige Wester, Portage Central 2009 Miss Michigan Soccer.

All games will be played at the Portage Soccer Complex, the premier nine field facility in Southwest Michigan!.  The Portage Soccer Complex has over 500 parking spaces plus additional parking available at nearby facilities.  Parking at the Celery Cup is free. There is no parking fee charged to our guests unlike many tournaments.  Click here for maps and directions to the fields.

If you need assistance during the tournament weekend, our Tournament Headquarters is located at the Portage Soccer Complex, near the concession stand.

If you have any questions regarding check-in instructions prior to the tournament, please feel free to contact our Team Operations staff member Mini Murphy.  She can be reached via email at Mmurphyregistrar@yahoo.com.

We look forward to a wonderful weekend and ask everyone to let good sportsmanship prevail.  


Jay Hoffman
Assistant Director

David Rice
Tournament Director