2009 Delaware North America Chinese Soccer League / National Day Celebration North America Chinese Soccer Grand Tournament

Congratulations to New Jersey Sunfire - CHAMPION of the 2009 Delaware North America Chinese Soccer League Grand Tournament!
Teams: 8
Dates: September 5 - September 6, 2009
Matches: 18
Goals Scored: 50

Champion: New Jersey Sunfire
Runners-up: New York Chinese United
Spirit Cup: Toronto Cougar

NACSL Grand Tournament

The North America Chinese Soccer League (NACSL) Grand Tournament is an annual event that brings together the best soccer teams within the Chinese community across the United States, competing for one National Champion title. It is an important soccer festival representing the highest level of Chinese soccer in the United States. Since 1996, the Grand Tournament has been held at different venues each year and has always received tremendous support due to its widely recognized popularity.

This year, the Grand Tournament moves to the east coast of the United States and will be hosted by the University of Delaware Chinese Soccer Club. In this year's event, 8 teams will be competing for the coveted trophy. The participants hail from a variety of states and beyond: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, Toronto (Canada) amongst other places. Alumni from Tsinghua University, one of the premier universities in China, also build a team gathering their players from across the United States, as usual. About 300+ players and their families are expected to participate this year’s tournament. The tournament will take place at United Sport Training Center (1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, Downingtown, PA 19335). More information is available on the 'Venue' page. All group games will be played on Sept. 5 (Saturday), followed by play-off games on Sept. 6 (Sunday). During the play-offs, the top 4 teams from the group stage will compete for the National Champion Cup. The rest teams will compete for the Spirit Cup in order to improve sportsmanship and friendship among all the participants.

The NACSL is a non-profit organization committed to promote soccer activities in the United States. All committee members volunteered for the organization of this event.