BRONX, NY – South Bronx United held it’s 4th annual College Showcase Tournament on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th on Randall’s Island. The event has grown into an annual tradition with the primary purpose of showcasing youth soccer talent from the South Bronx, New York City, and beyond to college soccer coaches from the tri-state area.
Although South Bronx United attempts to highlight urban teams who have fewer resources to attend other costly college showcase tournaments around the region, the 2013 tournament attracted 23 premier and top division travel soccer teams from throughout the metropolitan area including New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester County, and Connecticut.
The college coaches attending came from a diverse set of schools including Fordham University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Morrisville State, Monroe College, ASA Institute, Lehman College, Buffalo State, and SUNY-IT.
South Bronx United’s teams qualified for the semifinals in each division–U16, U17, and U19 boys–and finished second place in the U19 division falling in overtime to Blue Weiss Gottschee Blue.
Special thanks to ball sponsor Score Sports, to Westchester Square Physical Therapy (WSPT) for providing physical therapy services during the event, and to Randall’s Island Sports Foundation the NYC Parks Department for allowing the event to take place on the island fields.