Jun 1, 2023 - News

What to know as The Soccer Tournament kicks off in Cary

Former U.S. soccer star Clint Dempsey is one of the backers of The Soccer Tournament. Photo: Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

The Soccer Tournament, a seven-on-seven soccer tournament in which 32 star-filled teams compete for $1 million, kicks off today at Cary's Wake Med Soccer Park.

Driving the news: The tournament — which will feature soccer icons like Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and Heather O'Reilly — will run for the next four days, with the championship taking place on Sunday.

  • The tournament is winner-takes-all, meaning second place gets $0.

Why it matters: The Triangle has long been a hotbed for the sport, but the tournament will be one of the region's highest profile soccer events yet.

Notable teams traveling to North Carolina include:

View the full list of participating teams here.

How to watch: Single-day tickets start at $35.

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