Top Teams to Compete at Disney’s Soccer Showcase

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America’s best youth soccer clubs, featuring some of the country’s elite high school players, will take the field during Disney’s Soccer Showcase presented by A.S. Roma through Jan. 3, 2013 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Rated as the country’s top youth soccer tournament by a Soccer America survey, this year’s showcase features 336 boys teams and 328 girls teams.  There will be teams from Canada, Brazil, Japan, and Guatemala in attendance. Three divisions of US Soccer Federation Developmental Academy Clubs will participate, along with the US Youth Soccer National League, which has divisions in both boys and girls Showcase tournaments.

The eight-day event is expected to draw nearly 30,000 athletes, college coaches and fans to the complex, making it the leading college recruiting event in the country. About 800 college coaches, including Bobby Clark, head coach of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer National Champions University of Notre Dame will be in attendance to scout. Other top schools attending include Maryland, Duke, North Carolina, Creighton, Furman, Penn State, and UCF among others.

The boys showcase (Dec. 27-30) includes teams from the No. 2 ranked FC Dallas and the No. 4 ranked Chicago Fire; while the girls showcase (Dec. 31-Jan.3) features teams from the No.1 ranked PDA (New Jersey) and the No. 3 ranked Eclipse Select (Chicago, IL). In all, over half of the top 30 clubs will have teams represented at the Showcase.

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