Hoboken, N.J., readies itself for the next exciting edition of the prestigious youth soccer tournament, LaLiga Promises, set for Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The 7v7 competition will feature 16 teams in the U-12 age division, seven of which are from LaLiga Santander clubs, and nine from international clubs.
The following teams will participate in the tournament: FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla FC, Villarreal CF, Valencia CF, RCD Espanyol, Inter Milan, SL Benfica, FC Porto, Liverpool FC, JEF United, Club America, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls and Ironbound SC.
The competition will take place at Sinatra Park Soccer Field, with matches starting at 9 a.m. and played throughout morning hours each day. All tournament matches played on Field 1 will be broadcast live on Univisión and Televisa as well as on the official LaLiga channel on YouTube and on LaLiga TV.
Organized by Spain’s top professional soccer league, LaLiga, and the José Ramón de la Morena Foundation – created by Spanish radio broadcaster Jose Ramon de la Morena to promote values such as teamwork and solidarity through youth sports – the Promises International Tournament also serves as a vehicle to introduce the LaLiga Formation Methodology, known as one of the best player development systems in the word, to U.S.-based coaches.
Juan Florit, Sports Projects Coordinator at LaLiga, commented “LaLiga has a distinguished presence in the U.S., having trained over 1,200 coaches here as part of our partnership with U.S. Club Soccer in addition to another 4,000 coaches we’ve trained across 5 continents. We are excited to show off some of the most talented youth that have learned from LaLiga coaching methodologies at this highly regarded tournament.”
Accredited media will have access to the playing fields in all matches. Television operators without rights will have access to all playing fields during the non-televised group stages on Friday (except for games on Field 1 which are televised). The tournament final will be televised and television operators without rights are not permitted to take video.