US Youth Soccer to broadcast more than 130 live games this summer
Over 175 hours of live soccer coverage to be available
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FRISCO, Texas (June 21, 2016) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce it is providing live coverage of this summer’s US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup action — totaling more than 130 live online broadcasts throughout June and July.
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More than 80 games will be broadcast live from the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will be played July 26-31 in Frisco, Texas. This marks the third year of live coverage of the National Championships, the country’s oldest and most prestigious youth soccer tournament, after more than 280,000 viewers tuned in to the live online broadcasts in 2014 and 2015.
In addition to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, live coverage will be provided for the finals of each of the four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup. In all, more than 175 hours of live game coverage will be available this summer — an increase from the 150 hours broadcasted last year.
“US Youth Soccer is all about the athletes. Creating the best possible stage to showcase and capture these moments from our massive summer events is extremely impactful, and we are happy to increase the number of games for 2016,” said Todd Roby, US Youth Soccer’s director of marketing and communications. “The response from our live broadcasts over the years has been amazing with players, families, college scouts and fans watching the future of our sport with complete live games from the Regional Championships, National Championships and National Presidents Cup, where these youth athletes are chasing their dreams.”
2016 US Youth Soccer Broadcast Schedule*
|Region IV Championships (ID)
|Region II Championships (IN)
|Region III Championships (SC)
|Region I Championships (WV)
|National Presidents Cup (OK)
|National Championships (TX)
||Group Play, Select Semifinals, U13-19 Finals
*Subject to change
All live games will be available at no cost and in high definition, with commentators calling the action to further showcase the nation’s top athletes.
In Frisco, each of the 14 gender age groups’ National Championship semifinal and final matches — as well as broadcasts from several games each day throughout group play — will allow family, friends, scouts and fans live access to the moments that make the championships youth soccer’s highest achievement.
Tourbeau Sports Group, production partner for the US Youth Soccer coverage, is a leader in live broadcasts, producing some of the most elite sporting events in the country. It works with such groups as U.S. Soccer, MLS, NWSL, NCAA and more — leveraging the latest technologies to become a cleaner, faster, more mobile company, while providing HD-quality productions to clients at every level of the industry.
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships series, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/, and for more information on the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup, visit http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/PresidentsCup/.