The LA Galaxy announced today that top youth clubs from Southern California – Real So Cal, Pateadores, San Diego Surf, Legends FC, FC Golden State and LA Galaxy Alliance Clubs – have been added to the teams that will compete 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 following teams are currently scheduled to play in the first-ever LA Galaxy Cup, set for Wednesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 1 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California:
· LA Galaxy (MLS)
· Manchester United (Premier League)
· Swansea City A.F.C (Premier League)
· Club Tijuana (Liga MX)
· FC Porto (Primeira Liga)
· LAFC (MLS)
· Sporting KC (MLS)
· Real Salt Lake (MLS)
· Real So Cal (USSDA)
· Pateadores (USSDA)
· San Diego Surf (USSDA)
· Legends FC (USSDA)
· FC Golden State (USSDA)
· LA Galaxy Alliance Clubs (USSDA)
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 and Papa John’s, 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.