Tryouts Kick Off this Weekend at Colorado Rapids for Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate

Walk-up opportunities available for nationally-televised search

Denver, Col. (Thursday, April 17, 2014) – The dream begins this weekend for more than 400 aspiring young soccer players as Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate, the nationally-televised player search, kicks off with tryouts April 19-20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, hosted by the Colorado Rapids. 

While pre-registration for the Colorado Rapids event is full, players are encouraged to sign up in person for the “walk-up” list starting Saturday, April 19 at 7 a.m. MT.  The Rapids’ scouting efforts will be led by the club’s Senior Director of Rapids Youth Academy, Brian Crookham.

Friends and family of participating players, as well as the general public, are invited to watch the tryouts and enjoy the interactive fan zone presented by the event partners. Colorado Rapids star José Mari, as well as Univision Network’s República Deportiva personalities Felix Fernandez and Alba Galindo, are scheduled to make special appearances.

In addition, Mexican goalkeeping legend Martin “El Pulpo” Zuñiga will host a free public goalkeeping clinic on Saturday, April 19, between 11 a.m. and noon, followed by an autograph session.

WHO:
- More than 400 aspiring young soccer players
- Colorado Rapids star José Mari (Sunday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MT)
- Colorado Rapids scouts, led by Senior Director of Rapids Youth Academy, Brian Crookham
- Allstate’s Sueño MLS Ambassador Martin “El Pulpo” Zuñiga
- Univision Network’s República Deportiva personalities Felix Fernandez and Alba Galindo

WHAT:
Colorado Rapids Tryouts for Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate

WHERE:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO, 80022

WHEN:
Saturday, April 19 from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. MT
Sunday, April 20 from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m. MT

WHY:
To find the top 6 undiscovered young soccer players in Colorado that will then compete for the Sueño MLS title at the National Final held in Los Angeles May 13-18, 2014.

For the kick-off press release, which includes player eligibility, timeline and past winners, click here.