Atlanta United’s brand new training facility, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, will play host to the seventh annual Soccer in the Streets ATL Champions League. This is a yearly tournament where teams around the world come together for the cause of grassroots soccer. Last year’s edition, a team representing the Atlanta United won the tournament and they’ll be looking to defend their crown.
"We are excited to be able to partner with Atlanta United to put together this event," said Phil Hill, Soccer in the Streets' Executive Director. "Playing the ATL Champions League in a state-of-the-art facility will take this fundraiser experience to the next level; this is truly special and speaks volumes to Atlanta United's commitment to support soccer at the grassroots level.”
Participating teams will increase from 12 to 16 this year. New or returning players are asked to sign up here.
Behind the competitiveness and fun of the ATL Champions League is the most important aspect of this tournament: raising funds to bring soccer to lower income communities while leveling the playing field for children regardless of socioeconomic status. The tournament helps Soccer in the Streets provide sustainable free youth soccer programs that cultivate change, education, and empower youth.
"We're proud to host the Soccer in the Streets ATL Champions League event this year," said Atlanta United president Darren Eales. "Along with being the home of our first team and academy players, the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground will be an active facility for community use, and the Champions League tournament is a great fit as our first major charitable event. We look forward to hosting and participating this year."
The tournament will be held on May 21st.