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About Sueño MLS

Now celebrating its eighth year, Sueño MLS 2014 presented by Allstate is a national competition, hosted locally in coordination with three MLS Clubs, to identify the best undiscovered, amateur soccer player in the United States.  The program, which is a free, open tryout, will culminate in a six-day “National Final” at The Stubhub Center, in Carson, CA. Up to 400 tryout spots will be made available in each host city on a first come, first serve basis. A waiting list will be available for those who are not able to register for the initial spots.

In each city, players will be battling for one of five outfield player invitations to a week-long trial with their respective youth development academy host Club and an invitation to the exciting “National Final”. The Finals will include training sessions, scrimmages, guest celebrity scouts, and an opportunity to meet some of the League’s biggest stars. For the fourth year, Sueño MLS will also feature an award for the best Goalkeeper in each city who will compete for the Allstate “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper award - El Portero Allstate de Sueño MLS. The ultimate champion will be crowned on live on Univision’s “República Deportiva”.

Sueño MLS is made possible thanks to the support of presenting partner, Allstate, as well as adidas, Gatorade, Volkswagen and Wells Fargo.

 

Timeline

March 30 Live announcement on República Deportiva Watch on Univision
April 19-20 Local market tryouts (Colorado Rapids) Register
April 26-27 Local market tryouts (LA Galaxy) Register
May 3-4 Local market tryouts (New York Red Bulls) Register
May 13-18 Four-day "Final Event" in Los Angeles, CA hosted by LA Galaxy Follow on www.SuenoMLS.com
May 18 Accouncement of winner on República Deportiva Watch Live on Univision
 

Process

Stage 1: 400 participants will try out on the first day (Saturday)
Stage 2: 30 participants will be invited back to the second day of tryouts (Sunday)
Stage 3: 5 outfield players will be selected to represent their local MLS Club at the National Final following a training period with their local MLS Club Youth Academy; One Goalkeeper will be selected as El Portero Allstate of his local MLS Club
National Final: All eighteen (18) local market outfield winners will earn an all-expenses paid six (6) days tryout in the National Finals market to be evaluated by MLS celebrity scouts; Three (3) Goalkeepers will compete for the title of El Portero Allstate de Sueño MLS. Participants will live and train together with an overall Sueño MLS Winner and El Portero Allstate de Sueño MLS determined at the end of the tryout

 

Eligibility

Eligible players must be males between the ages of 14 and 17 years old (born between dates of January 1, 1997 and April 18, 2000) with appropriate identification and retain their amateur status. As a program dedicated to identifying the best undiscovered youth talent in MLS markets, all participants must not be or ever have been a part of an MLS academy system to be eligible.