Group Stage Play

Group Games. There will be three games in the group stage. In the fall, U11-14 will play two games.  The remainder of the group games for U11-14 and all Knock-out playoff games will be played in the spring. All U15-19 games to be played in the spring of 2018.   The dates will be set by the Cup.


Tie Games. In the group stage, a game tied at the end of regulation time is a tie.


Complete Game. A group stage game in which the second half has started will be considered a complete game.


Group Points. Points in the group stage are awarded: 3 for a win, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss.  Ties within a group are broken by head-to-head (if only two teams), fewest red cards, goal difference (max 3 per game), fewest goals against, most shutouts, most goals scored, fewest yellow cards, and finally by a coin toss.


Advancing From the Group. At the end of the group stage, the winners of each 4-team group plus sufficient “best 2nd” teams will advance to form knock-out playoff groups of 2, 4, 8, or 16 teams. The same tie-breaks are used for determining “best 2nd” teams except that - regardless of the standings - a team with a forfeit shall not advance to the knock-out stage and other teams in that group will be moved up one position.


Team Drop Out. If a team is dropped or withdraws from the group stage, all games against that team will be scored as 3-0 wins for the team’s opponents.

Contact WYSL:
Phone: (914) 235-5110
Fax: (914) 235-5323
Office Location:
32 Elm Place, Suite 1S
Rye, New York 10580