Members of several CNY police agencies will chasing down a soccer ball this weekend.

The Frist Responders Cup is being held at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium with a full day of games featuring members of the New York State Police, Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Syracuse Police, Utica Fire, and the defending champion Utica Police Department.

via Utica Police Department on Facebook
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Games begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday with a round robin style tournament as each team will play each of their four opponents once. Then the two teams with the most points square-off in the championship game, scheduled for 4:45 p.m.

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The community event is being hosted by Utica City FC and attendance to the First Responder Cup games are free.

via Utica Police Department on Facebook
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Utica City FC will actually cap the evening with a real MASL contest of it's own, and will be hosting the Tacoma Starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the Utica City FC contest are still available, and can be found here.

It'll be a big contest for Utica City, which current sits on the outskirts of the playoff picture. The FC is six-points out of the eighth and final playoff, trying to chase down Milwaukee with only two games to play. Utica will need to come up a victory in both contests in order to keep their thin playoff hopes alive.

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