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The World’s Largest Soccer Tournament for Kids Is Coming to NJ

This is the first time the tourney for 10- to 12-year-olds is being hosted in the US and we have free tickets!


Photo Courtesy Danone Nations Cup

Red Bulls Arena is about to experience a youth invasion. The 2017 Danone Nation’s Cup is coming to the US for the first time. The biggest global soccer tournament for kids ages 10 through 12 will be an all-day event at the Arena, home of Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, on Sept. 24.

This is the 18th year the international tournament is being held and for the first time ever, there will also be a girl’s tournament that’s sure to inspire our daughters who love the sport. A total of 33 countries are participating in the tournament—which encompasses 34,000 schools and 11,000 soccer clubs around the world! A whopping 2.5 million kids played in national tournaments this year and 500 will compete in the final in New Jersey.

Last year, Germany won the championship against Japan. They’ll be back again to defend their title against 31 other boys’ teams. The 32 countries competing in this year’s boys’ tournament are Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sénégal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uruguay, the UAE and the US. The six countries competing in this inaugural girls’ tournament are Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Spain and the United States. (Here's hoping even more countries compete in the girls' tournament next year!)


The all-day event runs from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and besides 20 soccer matches, there will be live entertainment and a bunch of activities. USA Ambassador and Olympian Abby Wambach will be on hand and DNCE (known for the hit “Cake by the Ocean”) will perform live. There will also be tons of family-friendly activities and games along with giveaways.

We’re giving away 20 tickets—that’s five winners of a family four-pack of tickets! To enter, click here. We'll notify the winners on Tuesday morning.

The Details:

2017 Danone Nation’s Cup
Red Bull Arena
600 Cape May St., Harrison

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Ticket prices: Adult: $12, Child under 12: $6, Family of 4: $30

Parking isn’t included and ranges from $10-$20.


Buy tickets here or enter to win here!


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