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Welcome to the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge – U.S. Qualifiers 2018

July 12, 14 and 15, 2018
OC Great Park, Irvine CA

U12 Junior Soccer World Challenge U.S. Qualifiers return to Southern California where 16 elite-level Boys U12 teams vie for a spot to compete against the world’s best. The U12 World Challenge – Final held in Japan is a one-of-a-kind global soccer tournament that gives young players the opportunity to play on an elite stage and face some of the most renowned youth academies in the world, including FC Barcelona, Manchester City, and Liverpool FC. This year, we are adding a U11 bracket where the winning team will earn a coveted spot at the 2019 U.S. Qualifiers.

The USA Qualifier is an INVITATION ONLY event that is APPROVED BY U.S. SOCCER and will FOLLOW USSDA GUIDELINES.

TEAM APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN. APPLY TODAY!

U12 Bracket

Compete
Elite U12 Teams From USA/MEXICO/CANADA

Play
11 v 11 | 25 min. halves | 4 game minimum
Championship match played in the (USL) Stadium

Champion
Represent North America in World Final in Tokyo, Japan
FREE Entry Into The World Final
FREE Flights & Accommodations for the World Final

U.S. Qualifiers Entry Fee: $1195

APPLY TODAY!
NEW THIS YEAR!

U11 Bracket

Compete
Elite U11 Teams

Play
9 v 9 | 25 min. halves | 4 game minimum

Champion
FREE Entry Into U12 World Challenge – U.S. Qualifiers 2019
Must retain a minimum of 7 players from the previous year’s tournament roster

U11 Entry Fee: $995

APPLY TODAY!
July 12, 14 and 15, 2018 | OC Great Park, Irvine CA
U-12 World Challenge 2018 USA Qualifiers
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ROAD TO JAPAN

The tournament U12 Champion will receive a paid trip to Japan* and represent North America in the U12 Junior Soccer World Challenge – Final to be held on August 23–26, 2018. In past tournaments, U12 youth academies from Barcelona FC, Arsenal FC, Manchester City, and Liverpool FC participated along with Youth National Teams and J-League Youth Academy Teams.

Learn More About the U12 Junior Soccer World Challenge

*U12 Champion will win FREE Entry into the World Final, FREE flights and accommodations for the World Final held in Tokyo, Japan. Learn More

CHAMPIONS’ JOURNEY

Last year, the dynamic Pateadores B2005 team from Yorba Linda, CA bested 15 other teams and earned the spot to represent the North America in the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge. Read more about their trip to Japan, this amazing, life-changing experience.

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