November 20, 2012
SUMMER TOURNAMENT SERIES
Three events open to U9-U13 teams
HARRISBURG, Pa ---The Harrisburg City Islanders, Lehigh Valley United and YSC United Sports Tournaments have partnered with the Philadelphia Union for the inaugural Philadelphia Union Summer Tournament Series for boys and girls ages U9 – U13.
These Philadelphia Union summer tournaments will be held in Harrisburg, the Lehigh Valley and Downingtown, PA. The Harrisburg City Islanders Capital Cup will kick off the series in the Central PA area. The Capital Cup is slated for Sat. June 22 and Sun. June 23, 2013 and will be held at various soccer locations near Harrisburg. The Lehigh Valley Steel City Cup, hosted by Lehigh Valley United will kick off July 13-14, 2013, while the final leg of the series, The Philadelphia Union Victory Cup will be held in Downingtown, PA on July 27-28, 2013
All three tournaments will be managed by YSC United Sports Tournaments LLC.
All Harrisburg City Islanders Youth Academy teams will participate in the three events, starting with the Capital Cup.
“This is a great opportunity for the Islanders Youth Academy Teams to have a quality tournament for them in their backyard," said City Islanders General Manager John Gregg. "It is equally as great of an opportunity to partner with the Philadelphia Union, Lehigh Valley United, and YSC United Sports Tournaments in presenting this summer tournament series. This is another link in the chain of the great relationship between the Harrisburg City Islanders and Philadelphia Union.”
Teams participating in all three tournaments will have the opportunity to challenge for the Philadelphia Independence Cup. The Cup will be engraved with the winner’s name and placed at PPL Park.