As the new soccer season (football to us Brits) is gearing up in the US, Walt Disney World are to hold a preseason tournament that brings together Major League Soccer teams with United Soccer and North American soccer leagues to present the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.
D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City, Columbus Crew, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact will join Orlando City Soccer and the Tampa Bay Rowdies in a tournament. According to the Disney Parks Blog:
Also, for the first time this year, the tourney will feature four event days – today, Wednesday, February 16 and February 23.
The Pro Soccer Classic championship game is Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the sports complex box office or by calling 407-949-GAME (4263).
If you can’t make it out to the complex for the games, check out the action online, as all games will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com (except for the semifinals and the championship game, which will be shown onESPN3.com).
For more Pro Soccer Classic information visit: espnwwos.com/prosoccerclassic
Well worth a look for those of us that follow football here in the UK.
The schedule for the event is below:
|Saturday, February 9, 2013|
|1:00 p.m.||Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC||Buy Tickets|
|3:00 p.m.||Montreal Impact vs. Sporting Kansas City|
|6:00 p.m.||Orlando City Soccer Club vs. Philadelphia Union||Buy Tickets|
|8:00 p.m.||D.C. United vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013|
|1:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew||Buy Tickets|
|3:00 p.m.||Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact|
|6:00 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City vs. D.C. United||Buy Tickets|
|8:00 p.m.||Toronto FC vs. Orlando City Soccer Club|
|Saturday, February 16, 2013|
|1:00 p.m.||Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United||Buy Tickets|
|3:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC|
|6:00 p.m.||Orlando City Soccer Club vs. Columbus Crew||Buy Tickets|
|8:00 p.m.||Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Sporting Kansas City|
|Saturday, February 23, 2013
Pro Soccer Classic Championship Day
|1:00 p.m.||Consolation Game||Buy Tickets|
|3:00 p.m.||Consolation Game|
|6:00 p.m.||Consolation Game||Buy Tickets|
|8:00 p.m.||Championship Game|