Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Manchester United Premier Cup

Over Memorial Day Weekend 32 of the best U-15 boys and girls premier soccer clubs gathered at the Nike World Headquarters Campus in Beaverton, OR to compete in the U.S.A. Regional Finals for the Manchester United Premier Cup. Over 7,000 boys teams from 40 countries are vying for honors to compete in the Man U Cup Finals, which will be held in Hong Kong in July. For the girls, winning the Regional provides a berth to the prestigious Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Oregon Spring weather was perfect for soccer; the action was top notch and the beautiful Nike Campus provided an excellent setting with world-class facilities. The campus was the training facility of choice for the Manchester United English Premier League squad during their past U.S.A. summer tours.

The Washington Crossfire 90 club from Redmond, WA are now busy booking tickets to Hong Kong as they took first place honors for the boys. The Slammers FC of Newport Beach, CA will travel east across the Atlantic as their first place victory sends them off to Gothenburg.

See the photo gallery of game shots here: Manchester United Premier Cup.

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