LOS ANGELES (Monday, March 26, 2018) – The 2018 LA Galaxy Cup, presented by Rocket League, is set to kick off this Wednesday, March 28 at Orange County Great Park. The international youth tournament hosted by the LA Galaxy will feature world-class teams from across the globe from March 28-April 1.
The 2018 LA Galaxy Cup will see 13 teams from across the world compete in a premier international youth tournament, showcasing athletes from Boys’ & Girls’ Development Academy & Club teams at the U-12 through U-19 level 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 a marquee matchup, the LA Galaxy Academy will face off against Manchester United in a U-14 Boys’ Academy matchup this Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. PT on Orange County Great Park Stadium #1.
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 following teams are currently scheduled to play in the first-ever LA Galaxy Cup:
- LA Galaxy (MLS)
- Manchester United (Premier League)
- Swansea City A.F.C (Premier League)
- 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)
A full schedule can be found here.
LA Galaxy Cup Presenting Partners: Rocket League
LA Galaxy Cup Official Partners: Chevrolet, Denny’s, Papa John’s Pizza, El Super, Bare Republic and Welch’s Fruit Snacks
LA Galaxy Cup Partners and Friends: Scouting Zone, Stream Sports, The Coaching Manuel, TOCA and iSoccerPath
ABOUT THE 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 LA Galaxy Cup 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.