ESPN Dallas announced that it will host its fifth annual youth soccer tournament — “North Texas Chevy Dealers Copa ESPN 2013” – on April 19, 20 and 21 at McInnish Soccer Complex in Carrollton, Texas.
COPA ESPN will again feature the area’s best recreational teams chosen through an open application process. The invitation-only “Copa ESPN 2013” will consist of 88 teams in seven age categories (U8, 10, 12, 14, and 16). This year COPA ESPN will introduce 2 female-only divisions, U12 and U14.
This year the male U14 division champions will head to Orlando, Fla. for the Disney Cup International which will take place from July 15th to the 20th .
The U15 team that advances the furthest in the U16 category will be extended an invitation to play in the Bobby Rhine Invitational.
“Coming off the success of the last four years, we’re very excited to be able to add two new divisions to allow female teams to compete this year. We took suggestions from our fans and added these new categories to satisfy the demand.” said Pete Dits, ESPN Dallas VP/General Manager. “ESPN Dallas will promote the event on ESPN Dallas 103.3, ESPN Deportes Dallas 1540am and ESPNDallas.com. It’s a great way for ESPN Dallas to be an active contributor in our community in three languages.”
ESPN Deportes’Jorge Ramos and David Faitelson are expected to attend the three-day event. The ESPN Dallas’ marquee talent line up of Randy Galloway, Ian Fitzsimmons, Matt Mosley, Ben Rogers, Jeff “Skin” Wade and others will be broadcasting shows from the event. They will be joined by ESPNDallas.com writers covering the event from the McInnish Soccer Complex.