Fans to get a kick out of upcoming soccer tournament

February 9, 2016


At the El Paso Community College Valle Verde campus, the Intramural Sports program for Soccer is now available at the gymnasium building.     




The first game is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 with the game at 6 p.m. 




The relevance of soccer in our city is reflected with all kinds of jerseys that the student community wear on a daily basis. 


The student community is mixed, when it comes to international and national teams. 


This tournament is welcome for all students to enroll their own team. It does not matter which major, or classes they are taking. 


“People have been playing since around the late thirties in this tournament. This tournament is one of the most competitive events that we organize in our campus.” Said Loui Hernandez, Co-Ed leader from the staff, and the organizer of the tournaments that take place in the Valle Verde gym. 


The tournament of this season is composed of 12 teams, which are separated in two leagues of six teams: Tuesday and Thursday Leagues.


Organizers put names to the two leagues; Los Gallos for the Tuesday league, and Los Gatos for the Thursday League. 


This tournament also has different rules. For example, we see it on the soccer field, but the principal ideas do not change.


One of these rules is that any team enrolled in the tournament must have a girl playing. That is so we have mixed teams, and a balance in the game. 


Also, the soccer ball that it is used is heavier than a professional one. 


Awards for the first and second place are a trophy, a medal and a commemorative shirt for each team player. The team who wins third place receives a medal for competing in the tournament.    


The first round will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 11 with the game between Los Angeles Azules and Los Veteranos at 6 p.m. The Play-offs are going to start on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. 


The champion of the tournament will be known when the referee finishes the game on May 6. 


The schedule for the games, and more information as of tables with positions, scores, and next games are posted on the Gymnasium wall in front of the reception. 


Students and public are allowed to come and watch the games. It is a free event. 

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