Thursday, March 25, 2010

Verizon Copa Alianza Kicks Off 2010 Tournament Season

Most prestigious amateur Hispanic soccer tournament in the nation returns for seventh season

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Alianza de Futbol Hispano, the nation's leading organization dedicated to the development and support of amateur Hispanic soccer, today officially announced the 2010 Verizon Copa Alianza tournament schedule. The Verizon Copa Alianza, entering its seventh consecutive season, is the largest and most prestigious national Hispanic amateur soccer tournament in the United States, and showcases the country's top adult and youth amateur Hispanic teams. The series of premier local tournaments will take place from April through September in ten cities, kicking off in Houston, Texas on Saturday, April 3rd (see schedule below).

In addition to the ten host cities, the Verizon Copa Alianza will stage Qualifier Tournaments in eight other markets. These qualifying tournaments, will take place in San Antonio (TX), Santa Fe (NM), Albuquerque (NM), Bakersfield (CA), San Diego (CA), Fresno (CA), Milwaukee (WI) and New Jersey.

"Commencing its seventh year, the Verizon Copa Alianza is firmly cemented in the national soccer landscape as the most important Hispanic amateur adult tournament in the country," said Brad Rothenberg, Co-Founder and President of Alianza. "Together with Alianza's successful professional scouting program, El Sueno de Tu Vida, the tournament provides thousands of young, aspiring Hispanic soccer players around the country unprecedented opportunities to be seen by professional scouts from Mexico and the United States. We are proud to give so many players the possibility to one day realize their dreams of signing professional soccer contracts."

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