Jun 4, 2024 - News

The Soccer Tournament returns to Cary this week

The Soccer Tournament is returning to Cary next year.

Photo: Rooted Creative for TST

The Soccer Tournament, during which men's and women's teams compete in 7-on-7 games for two $1 million prizes, is returning to Cary's WakeMed Soccer Park Wednesday.

Why it matters: This is the high-profile soccer tournament's second year in existence.

  • Last year's tournament featured star players such as Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and Heather O'Reilly, and drew 35,000 spectators to Cary.

What's new: Of the teams that applied for entry, 48 men's teams and 8 women's teams will compete June 5-10.

  • Last year, 32 men's teams competed. Women also competed with men for one overall prize.

What we're watching: The first games start at 8:30am Wednesday.

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