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Club To Participate in Viareggio Cup

BREAKING NEWS: Following the fireworks and festivities of July 4th, FA Euro is proud to announce a crackling announcement. FA Euro, (in association with LIAC) will be participating in the prestigious Viareggio Cup in 2018. The club will not only represent New York, but also the United States as we will only one of two North American teams participating in what's widely regarded as the most competitive youth tournament and professional showcase in the world.

The Viareggio Cup has produced world class talents since 1949, in what is truly a breeding ground for stars. The club's Under 19's will be on display in hopes of becoming scouted and becoming professional players overseas, whether it be in Italy or other countries in Europe. Acting as a professional showcase, the Viareggio Cup has been the launching pad for many soccer legends. Pirlo, Inzaghi, Totti, Buffon, Gattuso, Nesta, Cannavaro, De Rossi, Balotelli, Del Piero, Costacurta, Maldini, Insigne, Darmian, Zaza, Marchisio, Zambrotta, Cassano, Giovinvo, El Shaarawy, Bonaventura, and Bernadeschi are just some of the Italian alumni that have risen from this tournament. Non-Italian alumni include Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Papu Gomez, Pandev, Basta, Cavani, Éder, Nainggolan, Biabiany, Lukaku, Falque, Obi, Jorginho, and Icardi to name a few.

Club President Joe Balsamo comments about the truly ground breaking announcement. "I'd like to thank LIAC President Joe Luongo and Vice Presidents Franco Mangione and Romolo Gabrielle for their hard work into making this partnership come to fruition. We will do our best to elevate American football and we will be working hard alongside Ferdinando de Matthaeis at FA Euro Academy down in Sarasota to find the best players in the country."

There will be a live presentation about the program on July 24th, at 7:30 PM at Il Bacco Restaurant. If interested in attending, feel free to e-mail

Tryouts and more information will be made shortly. In the meantime, #forzaeuro

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