Jersey City to Sponsor First Annual Summer Soccer Cup in honor of 2014 FIFA World Cup

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the Municipal Council and the Department of Recreation announce the First Annual Summer Soccer Cup in honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Caven Point Athletic Facility.


“Jersey City has a huge soccer community that is continuing to grow and flourish,” said Mayor Fulop. “This is a great event because it allows us to highlight our soccer program by timing the tournament with an international soccer sporting competition.” 

The First Annual Summer Soccer Cup will be held in recognition of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and is time with the kick off games in Brazil, featuring 32 countries competing for the World Cup. 

Six Jersey City organizations and their league teams have collaborated to celebrate Jersey City’s youth soccer program with friendly competition games to further solidify soccer’s immensely growing popularity in our community. Participating organizations include: Jersey City Recreation, Jersey City Soccer Association, Hans Soliz, Hudson United Futbol Club, Jersey City Hispanic American Soccer League and Champion Soccer Academy.   

Following the tournament, there will be a closing ceremony awarding game medals to all participating teams to mark the occasion. 


The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information please contact Ivan F. Freire at 201-855-9762. - Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Steven M. Fulop.