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McAllen to Host Inaugural Copa Amistad Soccer Tournament

Premier Soccer Services announces Copa Amistad international youth soccer tournament to start in 2022 in McAllen, TX, in partnership with Visit McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department.

Premier Soccer Services, the organizer of youth soccer tournaments across the country and the Copa Rayados Internacional in Houston, TX, begins a new international tournament, Copa Amistad, with host city McAllen, TX.

Premier Soccer Services currently hosts international and national tournaments in Kissimmee/ Orlando FL, Chicago IL, Decatur AL, Loudoun County VA/ Washington DC, and The Woodlands/ Houston TX. Estimated Economic Impact to Metro Areas is over $25 million annually.

“After a comprehensive bidding process for host cities, we are pleased to announce the Copa Amistad will be in McAllen, TX starting in 2022 through 2025. This is an exciting opportunity for us as we complete our international series of 3 tournaments: Copa Rayados Internacional over Thanksgiving in The Woodlands/ Houston, Easter International Cup over Easter Week in Kissimmee/ Orlando FL, and now the Copa Amistad during the 1st week of July in McAllen TX.”

“With offices in Mexico and in the USA, we are poised to capitalize on our existing network of contacts and marketing reach to brings teams together from both countries in McAllen”, comments Alberto Pedraza, Premier Soccer Services Director of International Recruitment. “It’s a perfect time for youth teams from Mexico to travel as an end of the soccer season/ school year tournament as the school year is just ending in most of Mexico.”

Visit McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department have come together as supporting partners to make the tournament a showcase event for McAllen and the entire Rio Grande Valley.

“With its proximity to Mexico, great year-round weather and tournament-quality facilities, McAllen is the perfect destination to host the Copa Amistad in its inaugural year, and we are grateful for the opportunity,” said Robert Lopez, vice president, Visit McAllen. “Our city leadership, business community and industry stakeholders are committed to making Copa Amistad a memorable experience for everyone involved.”

The Copa Amistad will be a boys tournament for Under 9 to Under 19 teams, July 1-3, 2022. With access to over 25 fields, the potential is for over 200 teams participating from both Mexico and the USA. McAllen Sports Park and Springfest Park will host the tournament matches.

More announcements will be coming soon including a professional showcase with four teams, including clubs from both countries.

For more information see: and or contact Scott Spencer at USA Office: +1-210-305-4821 : Mexico Office: +52-1-81-2188-0173