Verizon Copa Alianza Kicks Off 2010 Tournament Season

Verizon Copa Alianza Kicks Off 2010 Tournament Season

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


Verizon Copa Alianza Kicks Off 2010 Tournament Season

PR Newswire

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    SAN FRANCISCO, March 24
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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


    A total of more than 1,150 teams and
20,000 players will compete in the Verizon Copa Alianza and Copita Alianza
local tournaments in 2010. Each local Verizon Copa Alianza tournament will take
place over three consecutive weekends, and at the conclusion of each one, the
Verizon Copa Alianza city champion will compete against a professional Mexican
Primera Division A team (reserve club) or a reserve MLS (Major League Soccer)
club in front of their hometown fans. Participating this year include the
Mexican under-20 National team and Mexican clubs Chivas de Guadalajara and
America, Mexico’s two most popular teams. More than $90,000 in prize money and
awards will be offered in 2010 throughout the series of tournaments. Total
attendance throughout all the local tournaments is expected to top 220,000.


    Additionally, Copita Alianza, Alianza’s
annual youth tournament played alongside the adult tournament, offers young
players up to 16 years of age an opportunity to be scouted by professional
teams from Mexico and the U.S as well as by college coaches from around the
country. The tournament has a total of 8 age divisions, ranging from under-17
to under-6.


    Alianza de Futbol’s 2010 lineup of sponsors
includes Verizon Wireless, Fox Sports en Espanol, Monster Energy Drink,
O’Reilly’s Automotive, Inc., Chevron, 7-Eleven, Atletica, and Semanario Record.




    CITY                       DATE

    Houston, TX                April

    Phoenix, AZ                April 17 – May 2

    Atlanta, GA                May 1 – May 16   

    New York, NY               May 15 – May 30

    Chicago, IL                May 29 – June 13


    CITY                       DATE

    Miami, FL                  June 12 – June 27

    Los Angeles, CA            July 17- August 1

    Denver, CO                 July 31 – August 15

    San Francisco, CA          August 14 – August 29

    El Paso, TX                August 28 – September 12



Alianza de Futbol Hispano

in 2004, Alianza de Futbol Hispano is the leading, national organization
dedicated to the support and development of amateur Hispanic soccer in the
United States. Through its sponsored amateur tournaments and professional
scouting programs, the organization brings together and showcases the talents
of Hispanic amateur players nationwide. Alianza and its corporate partners
reach out to a growing community of hundreds of thousands of Hispanic soccer
players and their families. For more information, visit
or call 1-866-538-4955.


SOURCE  Alianza de Futbol Hispano

Verizon Copa Alianza Kicks Off 2010 Tournament Season