Univision Communications has announced the remaining four international amateur youth soccer teams to compete in the inaugural 16-team Prospects Cup that will be held in Kissimmee Dec. 18-22.
The event will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Sports Field Complex.
The four international clubs who accepted their invitation to
compete are Argentina’s Boca Juniors, Brazil’s Fluminense FC, Germany’s Borussia Dortmund and Spain’s Real Madrid U12 boys’ teams.
The final 16 domestic and international amateur youth teams are: FC Dallas, Global Premier Soccer (Boston), LA Galaxy, Orlando City SC, Real Jersey FC (New Jersey), Sockers FC (Chicago), Tuzos Soccer Club (Phoenix), Weston Soccer Club (Miami), AS Roma (Italy), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Chivas (Mexico), Flumunense FC (Brazil), Manchester City (England) and Real Madrid (Spain).
“We are thrilled that the inaugural Prospects Cup will feature such a diverse, talented roster of teams representing eight different countries,” said Rick Alessandri, executive vice president of Enterprise Development and head of UCI Live. “These young athletes will come together in Kissimmee, Florida to not only share their love for soccer but to share their inspiring personal stories, cultures and heritage with one another.”
Prospects Cup is a global event that will bring 16 amateur youth soccer teams from around the world competing for the sport’s first youth soccer world championship. Using the Little League World Series as a model, the tournament looks to crown the world’s best under-12 boys team.
The round-robin tournament will include eight U12 youth boys’ teams based in the U.S. and eight teams from clubs around the world and will be split into two divisions. The group winners (based upon cumulative points) of each division will compete on Thursday, Dec. 21. The division champions (from the U.S. and international divisions) will face off in the championship match on Dec. 22.
Christian Pulisic, 19-year-old soccer phenom, will serve as an athlete ambassador for the inaugural Prospects Cup.
The event will be broadcast live on Univision Deportes and its multiple platforms in both English and Spanish.
For more information, log on to www.prospectscup.com, or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.