Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced that UCI Live – its in-house live event and experiential marketing unit – has selected Kissimmee, Florida as the host city for Prospects Cup. This first-ever international youth soccer tournament will be held at the world-class Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Sports Field Complex from December 18-22, 2017.
“Soccer is a sport that unites us globally and across languages -- with that in mind, we want to foster the talent and love for the sport with our youth with the launch of Prospects Cup in Kissimmee,” said Rick Alessandri, executive vice president of Enterprise Development and head of UCI Live. “Prospects Cup builds on the efforts by Univision Deportes, the home of soccer in the U.S., to celebrate culture and diversity while showcasing tomorrow’s best and brightest soccer players.”
The round-robin tournament will include 16 teams of boys 12-years or younger in groups and two divisions. Games will be played in three elimination rounds. The group winners of each division, based upon cumulative points, will advance to the semifinals. The division runners-up will play in the Consolation Final and the division titleholders will face off in the Prospects Cup championship match.
Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of UCI, will broadcast Prospects Cup from December 18 through December 22 on UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched Spanish-language cable sports network and preferred destination for fútbol fans in the U.S.