Mar 27, 2012

Seventh Edition of La Super Copa set to Kick Off

 “La Super Copa VII” kicks off this weekend
16 champions from local amateur leagues set to begin tournament March 31

Washington, D.C. (March 26, 2012) - D.C. United announced today the seventh edition of La Super Copa, a single elimination full side 11-v-11 invitational soccer tournament that brings together different amateur champions from DC’s Metropolitan local leagues, will kick off this weekend with first round games at the RFK Stadium Turf Training Field.  La Super Copa VII, presented by Volkswagen, is sponsored by American Airlines and Adidas.  The tournament’s draw took place on March 10 at RFK Stadium, prior to D.C. United’s first match of the season against Sporting Kansas City. 

The 16 local champions participating in the 2012 edition of La Super Copa are defending champions Inter de Virginia, Peñarol (Central American Peruvian League), Corinto (Arlington Soccer League), Real Candelareño (Continental Soccer League), Santa Marta (Herndon Soccer League), La Chapin (Maryland International Soccer League), Maryland Bays (Maryland Major Soccer League), Vienna Law Group (North Virginian Soccer League), Español (Springfield Soccer League), Screaming Eagles (Virginia International Soccer League), Wobblers (Washington International Soccer League), Atletico Virginia (Washington Premier League), Destroyer United (Woodbridge International Soccer League), Real International FC (Commonwealth Soccer League), Mount Pleasant FC (Latin American Soccer League) and Juventud Latina (Manassas Soccer League).

First round games begin on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at the RFK Stadium Turf Training Field.  Admission for all games is free of charge. The Super Copa Final will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m, prior to D.C. United’s game against the New York Red Bulls scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at RFK Stadium.

All participating teams receive a full set of 20 new adidas team uniforms.  There will be a cash prize of $5,000 for the Cup winner and $2,000 for the runner-up as well as team trophies and individual medals.
For more information about the tournament, please contact Andrew Minucci at 202-587-5000.  Below is the tournament schedule.  All games to be played at RFK Stadium Turf Training Field.
First Round
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9 a.m. – Maryland Bays vs. Inter de Virginia
11 a.m. – Corinto vs. Real Candelareño
1 p.m. – Atletico Virginia vs. Real International FC
3 p.m. – Mt. Pleasant FC vs. Screaming Eagles
First Round 
Sunday, April 1, 2012
 9 a.m. – Español vs. Juventud Latina
11 a.m. – Wobblers vs. La Chapin
1 p.m. – Destroyer  United vs. Vienna Law Group
3 p.m. – Santa Marta vs. Peñarol
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012