Premier SuperCopa 2018 in Denver is one of the most exclusive youth soccer tournaments in the country. It’s so exclusive that only 24 teams are invited, but one Austin-area team will be there. One World Soccer’s “06 Boys Blue” earned a berth in SuperCopa by winning the prestigious League Challenge Cup in Dallas.
“This will be a once in a lifetime experience for many of our boys,” said Director of Coaching, Daniel Benito-Alcala. “We want them to enjoy it. We will get a chance to play against the highest level of competition and see how we stack up.”
In a club soccer field that is dominated by large programs, One World Soccer’s entry into the Premier SuperCopa is an impressive accomplishment for this small, non-profit program.
“Over the past two years the boys have gone to Dallas two or three times, and while they played well, they just couldn’t break through,” said parent, Matthew Jordan. “But they put it all together and surprised a lot of people, including myself, by winning the qualifying tournament in Dallas.”
The boys, ages 11 and 12, are currently ranked number one in South Texas. They will be the first One World Soccer team to travel outside of Texas for tournament play.
“It’s a testament to the support from a great group of families behind these boys,” said Benito-Alcala. “They work together and are very supportive of our program.”
The Premier SuperCopa will be held in Denver from June 14th to 17th. The team is raising funds to send the team to Denver and has set up a Go Fund Me campaign. Visit www.gofundme.com/ows06boys to contribute. Visit www.oneworldsoccer.com for more information about the program.
Photos by Matthew Jordan