IMG Cup Boys Invite to be most talented yet

by Katie Faunce
September 29, 2014

IMG Cup Boys InvitationalTottenham U-18s take on U.S. National Team U-17s during
the 2013 IMG Cup.

Entering its 5th year, the IMG Cup - Boys Invitational has attracted its strongest field yet. Taking place at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this year’s field is shaping up to being one of the most talented the IMG Cup has ever seen.

The 2014 IMG Cup will feature teams from around the world including:

  • U.S. U-17s: Based out of IMG Academy since 1999, the program featured five of its alumni on the 2014 U.S. World Cup roster
  • Tottenham U-18s: Finished 2nd in the 2013 IMG Cup Super Group bracket and recent winners of the U-18 Champions Cup
  • Baltimore Celtic: Reigning USYS National Champions
  • Brazil’s Botafogo U-18s: Will compete in the Super Group bracket, but will also have two of their younger teams compete as well.
  • England’s Brentford F.C. U-18s
  • England’s Stevenage F.C. U-18s
  • Mexico’s Toluca U-18s
  • 12 Olympic Development teams from all four regions in the United States

Team registration is still open for U13-U19 divisions, but limited spots are available. For registration and additional tournament information, click here. Super Group games will take place from December 17-21, and U13-U19 division matches will take place from December 20-22.

The IMG Cup not only offers a high level of competition, but also offers great college exposure, as the tournament attracts coaches from the nation’s top men’s soccer programs, including North Carolina, Penn State, Wake Forest, West Virginia, American, Memphis, South Carolina, Seton Hall, and St. Leo.

“The support we are receiving from college coaches from all divisions has been overwhelming,” said Rusty Scarborough, IMG Academy soccer director. “Our 2014 IMG Cup will be well attended by many of the top programs in the country. This will be an exciting weekend of soccer and a great way to finish the fall season.”

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