Hoboken will host the annual LaLiga Promises International Soccer Tournament from June 28 to June 30, at the Sinatra Park Soccer Field.
Organized with the Jose Ramon de la Morena Foundation, the tournament celebrates its 5th year with the best young professional clubs of LaLiga and other top international clubs in the under-12 category.
LaLiga Promises was created with the purpose of promoting youth football and to claim all the positive values the sport represents, such as respect, effort, teamwork, and commitment. The Promises tournament is the most prestigious tournament for this age group in the world and continues LaLiga’s commitment to growing soccer in the United States at the grassroots level.
“LaLiga Promises is one of the most important projects we do in LaLiga -with the Jose Ramon de la Morena Foundation- to promote the growth of soccer. This tournament in NJ is part of our commitment to grow soccer internationally, especially in the United States. LaLiga North America -joint venture between LaLiga and Relevent- is proactively working in soccer growth and grassroots development as part of our strategy in North America,” said Javier Tebas, President of LaLiga.
“Hoboken is proud to once again host the LaLiga Promises tournament,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “There is no better place to host all of our international participants than on our beautiful waterfront. We’re pleased to help facilitate the growth of soccer here in Hoboken and across the country, and thank the Jose Ramon de la Morena Foundation and LaLiga for showcasing its talented players in our city.”
Sixteen international teams will be competing, in games that include seven players on the field and last for 24 minutes total. The final games will be 20 minutes total with a 10-minute half time. Participating clubs include FC Barcelona, Valencia CF, Guadalajara, Atlético de Madrid, Villarreal CF, SL Benfica, Real Betis, Club America, Sevilla FC, RCD Espanyol, Inter, Liverpool FC, New York City FC, Real Madrid, Hoboken City FC, and will, for the first time, welcome Guangzhou R&F from Guangdong in China.
Games will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, finishing with the final match on Sunday at 1 p.m.
All tournament games played on Field 1 will be broadcast live by Univision.
The event is free for members of the public.
The tournament schedule for the weekend can be found by clicking here.