Sueño MLS - Presented by Allstate returns, launches live on Sunday on Univision's Republica Deportiva
NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 28, 2014) – Sueño MLS – Presented by Allstate, the premier search for the most talented young soccer player in the United States, is back!
This Sunday, March 30, Colombian legend and Sueño MLS Ambassador, Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, will be a guest on Univision Network’s popular weekly sports entertainment program República Deportiva to unveil the 2014 host cities, tryout dates and player registration details.
Now in its eighth year, Sueño MLS – Presented by Allstate has helped discover several standouts, including the 2007 original winner Jorge Villafaña (formerly Jorge Flores), now a professional player with MLS’ Portland Timbers, and 2008 Dallas winner, Gabriel Funes Mori, who currently plays for SL Benfica in Portugal.
Last year’s winner, 14 year-old Alexander Soto, was called up in 2013 to the United States U-15 national team camp, and many others have gone on to play for MLS academy teams and professionally around the world.
The Allstate Good Hands® top goalkeeper award – El Portero Allstate – will once again be presented to the best goalkeeper in the competition under the guidance of Mexican goalkeeping legend Martín “El Pulpo” Zúñiga.
WHAT: Live announcement of registration details, cities and tryout dates for the 2014 edition of Sueño MLS – Presented by Allstate, the nationally televised search for soccer’s top young, undiscovered talent.
WHEN: Sunday, March 30, noon-2 pm ET (9-11 am PT)
WHERE: Univision Network’s sports entertainment program República Deportiva
WHO: Sueño MLS Ambassador and Colombian legend Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, República Deportiva co-hosts Fernando Fiore, Félix Fernández and Lindsay Casinnelli
MLS sponsors participating in Sueño MLS – Presented by Allstate also include adidas, Gatorade, Volkswagen and Wells Fargo.