International “Friendly” Games Thursday-Friday

Public Welcome To Attend Games – Free Spectator Admission

 The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is back for the 12th year as the largest international youth soccer tournament in the country during Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 16-18 (boys), and Feb. 22-24 (girls). The annual showcase expects 458 male youth soccer teams and 264 female teams, ages 11-19, from 15 foreign countries and 31 U.S. states, to compete on valley fields at 5 different parks. The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, and is expected to bring about $28 million into the local economy, according to Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club President Roger Tabor. The showcase is expecting college soccer coaches and recruiters from across the country to scout the young athletes. Spectator admission and parking are free at all games. Parking is limited; carpooling and public transportation are recommended. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating.

 

International “friendly” games are scheduled at the following times and locations. The friendly games have moved to Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex artificial grass fields 1-3 at 7501 W. Washington Ave. due to the rain.

 

Age

Team

Location

Time

Feb. 14  

 

 

U11

Downtown 08 Gold

Las Vegas

 

U12

Colegio Aleman

Ecuador

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

U14

Cook Inlet Soccer Club

Alaska

 

U14

Colegio Aleman

Ecuador

7:20 pm

 

 

 

 

U15

SC Buitenboys

Netherlands

 

U16

Markham College

Peru

6 pm

 

 

 

 

U17

Downtown 02 Navy

 

 

U16

Representativo BA Cup

Argentina

6 pm

 

 

 

 

U19

ASX Exchange Brazil Guty Performance 

Brazil

 

U19

Ryerson Football Experience 

South Africa

7:20 pm

 

 

 

 

U19

Next Academy Brasil 1

Brazil

 

U19

ASIJ Mustangs

Japan

6 pm

 

 

 

 

U19

Next Academy Brasil 2

Brazil

 

U19

ABC Travel Concepts

Germany

7:20 pm

 

 

 

 

U19

Berea Albion

South Africa

 

U19

Soccer Center

Ecuador

7:20 pm

 

 

 

 

Feb. 15  

 

 

 

Age 

Team

Country

 

U19

UNLV

Las Vegas

UNLV Game Field

U19

ASIJ Mustangs

Japan

10 am

 

The first weekend, tournament matches will be played from 8 a.m. on artificial turf fields, and 10 a.m. on grass fields (depending on weather), to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Teams are guaranteed four games. Championship games will be played on Monday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex (weather permitting), located at 7353 Eugene Ave., starting at 10 a.m. Medals and trophies will be presented to winning teams following each championship game, expected to be 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ward 4 Councilman Stavros S. Anthony will present trophies and awards Feb. 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

 

Teams are expected from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, and 31 U.S. states. Teams are coming from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 

For information on accepted teams, player profiles, college coaches expected to attend, tournament schedules and program, participating hotels and more, go online to www.LVMayorsCup.com or call 702-258-0279. Updated information and results will be posted there as they are finalized.