OFFICIAL: FA Euro New York will return to Tuscany in March 2020 to compete, for a third consecutive time, in the world-renowned Viareggio Cup Tournament. The 72nd edition of the tournament will take place from March 16-30, 2020 and will feature the 2002 Boy's age group. With Bologna FC being current champions in last year's event, defeating Genoa CFC ina nail-biting penalty shoot-out, this year will see the return of the top European powerhouse clubs such as AC Milan and AS Roma competing for the top prize. A list of participating clubs will be revealed later in January.
The club will hold select team tryouts for the Viareggio Cup, whose dates will coincide with January's USL League Two tryouts. The official dates and times for trials are as follows:
January 18 - 19, 5 - 7:30 PM, New Utrecht High School
Registration for the event can be found in the following click: REGISTER NOW
"We are thrilled to announce officially that we will be returning to Viareggio. Joe, Angelo and the rest of the staff have been working quietly in preparation for the new year. Our overall goal is to constantly push ourselves, to try and set the bar higher than before. We want to perform well and are focused on doing our best to make a positive impression while placing our players in an environment where they can showcase their talents. Playing in Viareggio is a dream for any player with professional aspirations. We have learned a great deal from every experience held at the tournament in the last three years that we have been a part of it and will our very best to achieve something positive and memorable this year. It is one of the most important events that we, as a club, take part in. We are very excited and enthusiastic to make some noise." - Executive Director, Marco Balsamo
About the Viareggio Cup: One of the most important youth professional showcases 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, Giovinco, 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.