Dear Blues Cup Applicants
It is with great sadness and disappointment we announce that Blues Cup 2014, scheduled for Labor Day weekend in Oceanside, CA will not be held this year. We learned on Friday, May 30 that the new 22 field complex will not be ready in time to host our tournament and so regrettably, we need to cancel this year's planned Blues Cup.
The management of the new Oceanside complex has been doing everything in their power to get the fields completed and operational, however they have had construction delays that are beyond their control. We have also worked with them in an effort to find alternative fields for our tournament weekend including the San Diego Polo Fields but unfortunately without any luck.
We still believe this new complex will be one of the premier soccer facilities and are working on plans for a Spring 2015 event to be held at the complex as well as Blues Cup 2015 will be held here over Labor Day weekend 2015.
For everyone that has applied no credit cards will be charged and all checks will be destroyed. You will not suffer any loss of application funds. In addition, we are encouraging you to consider applying to United FC's United Cup in San Juan Capistrano on Labor Day weekend 2014 in place of playing in Blues Cup. United Cup (www.unitedfc.org) will be using all of the fields that Blues previously used for past Blues Cups, including the Ranch Soccer Complex, San Juan polo fields, and San Juan Sports Park, as well as other pristine fields in South Orange County. United Cup will also use the same high quality referees as used in Blues Cup. The Blues club intends to encourage all of their teams to play in United Cup this year and we expect the competition level will be outstanding.
For out of state teams who apply to United Cup you can still experience all of the great amenities in South Orange County that weekend, including excellent hotels, the beach, great restaurants, and entertainment. If you decide to apply to United Cup please indicate BC 2014 Applicant on your application in order to get preferred consideration for acceptance and bracketing.
Please accept our apologies for this change of plans and for your continued support of Blues Cup.
Blues Cup 2014 Director
Blues Cup 2014 will be one of the first soccer tournaments held at the new SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California (Rendering Below). Led by Mr. Surf Cup, Mike Connerly, and his business partner, Pat Collins, SoCal Soccer Inc. is managing the new complex which will be a state of the art sports complex, fully self-contained. For the past 26 years Mike led and developed Surf Cup into the premier soccer tournament in the Western United States. Mike and Pat have been working with the city of Oceanside to create the finest facility for large soccer events. Blues Cup is proud to be one of the first tournaments selected to showcase this incredible new venue.
Oceanside, California, is the northern most city in San Diego County centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. A beachfront community of 169,350, the City serves as a major transportation hub serving both metropolitan areas; however, the City's greatest pride is its scenic beaches, beautiful surf and the best vacation weather anywhere in the world. For those who have yet to make their first visit, here's more of what Oceanside has to offer:
Oceanside boasts some of the widest, sandy beaches in Southern California as well as a picturesque 1,000-slip harbor with shops and restaurants. Other attractions include Mission San Luis Rey, the king of California’s Spanish Missions; Oceanside Museum of Art; California Surf Museum; and Buena Vista Audubon.
Oceanside has the best surfing conditions in Southern California; hosting major surf, body boarding and body surfing competitions every year. Fisherman can cast off the Oceanside Pier, the longest wooden pier on the Pacific Coast; or take a fishing boat; or a whale watching tour out of the Oceanside Harbor.
Take a stroll, watch surfers catch a wave, gaze at the sunset, or dine at Ruby’s Diner at the end of the Pier. Bicycle riders enjoy the 7-mile San Luis Rey River Trail and Coastal Rail Trail. Oceanside is a short drive from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sea World.