D.C. United are excited to announce the inaugural Sterling Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) 4v4 Festival on July 9-10 at Paul Henken Fields in Sterling, Va. D.C. United players and the team mascot, Talon, are scheduled to appear at the tournament.
A $145 team entry fee includes a D.C. United t-shirt and a ticket for each team member to the July 9 match between D.C. United and the Kansas City Wizards (6 p.m. ET).
"SYSA is privileged to have a strong working relationship with the 2004 MLS Cup Champions, D.C. United. We're looking forward to bringing the community together to play the world's most popular game right here in Northern Virginia," said Tournament Director Duffy Newman. "What better way to showcase 'The People's Game' than in a festival format? We're bringing together the novices of the game today in the under-seven age group, coupled with current professionals at the peak of their game. We look forward to hosting an unforgettable inaugural event!"
Team rosters are limited to six players. Medals or trophies will be awarded to teams that finish in first, second, and third place. All age groups are guaranteed three games and the tournament is open to all House & Travel players. The tournament will include both boys and girls teams. There will be two divisions, Premier and Classic, each of which will include the following age groups: U-7, U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-18.
Visit the SYSA web site.
For more information on the 4v4 Festival, contact Tournament Director Duffy Newman at 703-433-4575 or Duffin_Newman@hotmail.com.