The LA Galaxy announced today that the Academy teams of three Major League Soccer teams – Los Angeles Football Club, Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake – will participate in the inaugural LA Galaxy Cup. The LA Galaxy Cup is the club’s inaugural international tournament that will see world-class teams from across the globe competing in Southern California with Boys’ & Girls’ Development Academy & Club teams at the U-12–U-19 level.
The three MLS sides will join the tournament following the additions of various international Academy teams, including Premier League sides Manchester United and Swansea City A.F.C., Mexico’s Club Tijuana and Portugal’s FC Porto.
Teams can still register to participate in the LA Galaxy Cup at www.lagalaxycup.com.
LA GALAXY CUP:
- The LA Galaxy Cup will showcase athletes from Boys’ & Girls’ Development Academy & Club teams at the U-12 through U-19 level
- The LA Galaxy Cup will be held from Wednesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 1 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif.
- The Great Park has 18 fields, including a soccer-specific stadium with 5,000 seats to showcase top matches all in one location.
In addition to the LA Galaxy Academy teams, which compete in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy, the tournament will feature numerous LA Galaxy Alliance Clubs from Southern California. The LA Galaxy Alliance Club Program is an extensive soccer development initiative for youth clubs that gives its members the best resources to reach their soccer and community potential.
The LA Galaxy Cup, supported by Welch’s Fruit Snacks, was created to offer a premier international competition for Development Academy teams. The Galaxy plan to host a mix of European, Mexican, and Major League Soccer Academy teams to increase competition and provide a unique playing experience for each participating team.