Copper to host unique soccer tournament |

Copper to host unique soccer tournament


COPPER MOUNTAIN – Copper Mountain, the High Country Soccer Association (HCSA) and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) are introducing a new event, La Mezcla (“The Mix”) – a tournament weekend aimed at attracting teams from across the region and celebrating intercultural camaraderie and sportsmanship through the sport of soccer.In the spirit of the men’s World Cup tournament taking place this summer, La Mezcla teams will be encouraged to register as a particular country or region and then compete under that flag throughout the tournament, which is set for June 24-25.”We believe La Mezcla will highlight soccer’s universal language,” said HCSA executive director, Amy Machin-Ward. “The tournament will create an opportunity for people from different backgrounds to interact in a positive, healthy environment.”Teams will compete Saturday, June 24, from about 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., playing a minimum of three round-robin matches. The top team from each division will advance to the final match. FIFA rules will apply, except for substitutions which will be unlimited.Copper will also host a tournament party for players, families and the Summit County soccer community on Saturday night from 7-9 p.m.To register a team or to get more details, contact tournament director Julio Mora at, or (970) 513-9668.

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