March 29, 2018

Univision Deportes announced the creation of a new year-round initiative titled the Prospects Series in support of youth soccer in the United States. In 2018, UDN will partner with four of the most important international youth tournaments to produce and/or broadcast the games. As part of the partnerships, Univision Deportes will also provide well known experts and anchors for each of the broadcasts.

“Univision Deportes is the home of soccer in the US and we are committed to supporting the growth of the beautiful game in this country,” said President of Univision Deportes Juan Carlos Rodriguez. “By launching the Prospects Series platform in partnership with these premier tournaments, we aim to elevate youth soccer and provide an unprecedented showcase, contributing to the advancement of the sport for the next generation of players and fans.”

Tournaments that will air under UDN’s banner will vary in ages from Under 12 to Under 19 and include:

    The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup, the oldest international youth soccer tournament in US with over 4,000 elite players held in Texas (March 25 to April 1)
    The NEXEN Manchester City Cup, which draws more than 400 top-level boys and girls teams to San Diego (May 24 to 28)
    CONCACAF Youth Tournaments, international tournaments where Youth National Teams compete for a spot in FIFA Youth World Cup (April/November), and;
    Prospects Cup, produced by Univision’s in-house experiential marketing unit UCI Live, premiered in 2017 and features the best Under 12 players from around the globe (December). The inaugural event featured 260 young athletes and drew millions of viewers and fans across cable and digital.

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