West Virginia entrants are often overlooked when an Eastern Region soccer competition comes to the Mountain State.
Such is not the case this weekend as fans converging on the US Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup made the trip to West Virginia with a little more vigor this year after Marshall’s win in the NCAA College Cup last month.
Len Rogers, the president of the West Virginia Soccer Association, said this weekend’s pool play had many out-of-staters discussing how the Mountain State is home to the nation’s top collegte program.
“Soccer interest is definitely up with Marshall winning,” Rogers said.
Fans from Maine to New York, Pennsylvania and even in different parts of the state of West Virginia all get to descend on the Tri-State area and take in the atmosphere following the national championship.
For many families, there is some down time between matches, which also allows for a bit of sightseeing in downtown Huntington.