San Antonio Pumas win Futbolito
MLS Futbolito made its second stop of the year in San Antonio, Texas this past Saturday, where more than 90 teams and 2,500 spectators witnessed the League's official 4 v 4 tournament. The San Antonio Pumas won the Adult Premier Division in the competition presented by Panasonic and RadioShack at the Pepsi Soccer Fields.
The Adult Premier winners took home a $2,000 check, while the runners up, Atletico Peru, were presented $1,000 for their efforts.
More than 90 teams competed in 10 divisions, and throughout the day, more than 2,500 fans visited the park for the day's festivities. Among the special guests was Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama, who signed autographs and share with the fans.
MLS joins the League's teams in presenting MLS Futbolito throughout the United States. The tour continues in San Jose, CA (June 4), Dallas, TX (July 9), Columbus, OH (July 16) and Washington DC (July 23). The day long events will continue through August and September before finalizing the tour in Los Angeles in October.
Teams registered for the competition are divided according to age groups and competitive levels. Winners of each division receive prizes with the first and second place teams in the Premier Division competing for $3000 in cash prizes. In addition to the games, each registered player will receive a ticket to an MLS game, a Futbolito t-shirt, and the chance to win prizes from co-presenting sponsors Panasonic and RadioShack.
More information on the competitions and events in both English and Spanish can be found on the official web site for MLS Futbolito: a href=""http://www.mlsfutbolito.com">www.MLSFutbolito.com, where teams can register for competitions, obtain complete lists of all rules and regulations and learn about the competition dates and locations. Additionally, interested participants with questions can call toll-free at 866-965-7484. The entrance fee is $150 per team for those competing in the Premier Division and $120 per team for all other participants.
SAN ANTONIO WINNERS
First Place - San Antonio Pumas (1st Place received $2000)
Alfonso Poncho Morales
Coach - Daniel Cerros
Second Place - Atletico Peru (2nd place received $1000)
Rogelio G. Palonaino
1st: Rumbo San Antonio
Age Group 8-9 (Boys)
1st: San Antonio Fire
Age Group 10-11 (Boys)
1st: Classic Elite South
2nd: Chivas USA
Age Group 10-11 (Girls)
2nd: United Strikers
Age Group 12-13 (Boys)
1st: Supras White
2nd: Supras Green
Age Group 14-15 (Girls)
1st: The Eliminators*
2nd: Threes Company
* Second Time Winning Event ('04 Champion)
Age Group 16-17 (Boys)
Age Group 16-17 (Girls)