By early July, 85 teams from 45 clubs had signed up for the first-ever Showcase of Champions tournament, set for Aug. 3-6 in Ottawa.
With 36 college and university scouts registered as well, the inaugural event run by Ottawa South United Soccer Club along with the Dallas Texans and Nike has the makings of a new destination tournament in the nation’s capital.
“It’s exceeded our expectations for the first year,” says OSU president Bill Michalopulos, who will welcome teams from as far as Edmonton and Dallas. “We want to build it into the best showcase in Canada.”
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