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“La Super Copa VII” kicks off this weekend

16 champions from local amateur leagues set to begin tournament March 31

Inter de Virginia - 2011 La Super Copa winners

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Ben Keller/dcunited.com

D.C. United announced today the seventh edition of LaSuper Copa, asingle elimination full side 11-v-11 invitational soccer tournament that bringstogether different amateur champions from DC’s Metropolitan local leagues, will kick off this weekend with first round games atthe RFK Stadium Turf Training Field.  LaSuper Copa VII, presented by Volkswagen, is sponsored by American Airlines andAdidas.  The tournament’s draw took placeon March 10 at RFK Stadium, prior to D.C. United’s first match of the seasonagainst Sporting Kansas City.  

The 16 local champions participating in the 2012edition of La Super Copa are defending champions Inter de Virginia, Peñarol (Central American PeruvianLeague), Corinto (Arlington Soccer League), Real Candelareño (ContinentalSoccer League), Santa Marta (Herndon Soccer League), La Chapin (MarylandInternational Soccer League), Maryland Bays (Maryland Major Soccer League),Vienna Law Group (North Virginian Soccer League), Español (Springfield SoccerLeague), Screaming Eagles (Virginia International Soccer League), Wobblers(Washington International Soccer League), Atletico Virginia (Washington PremierLeague), Destroyer United (Woodbridge International Soccer League), RealInternational FC (Commonwealth Soccer League), Mount Pleasant FC (LatinAmerican Soccer League) and Juventud Latina (Manassas Soccer League).

First round games begin on Saturday, March 31 andSunday, April 1 at the RFK Stadium Turf Training Field.  Admission for all games is free of charge.The Super Copa Final will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m, prior toD.C. United’s game against the New York Red Bulls scheduled for 6:00 p.m. atRFK Stadium. 

All participating teams receive a full set of 20 newadidas team uniforms.  There will be acash prize of $5,000 for the Cup winner and $2,000 for the runner-up as well asteam trophies and individual medals. 

For more information about the tournament, pleasecontact Andrew Minucci at 202-587-5000. Below is the tournament schedule. All games to be played at RFK Stadium Turf Training Field. 

First Round
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9 a.m. – Maryland Bays vs. Inter de Virginia
11 a.m. – Corinto vs. Real Candelareño
1 p.m. – Atletico Virginia vs. Real International FC
3 p.m. – Mt. Pleasant FC vs. Screaming Eagles

First Round 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

 9 a.m. – Español vs. Juventud Latina

11 a.m. – Wobblers vs. La Chapin

1 p.m. – Destroyer  United vs. Vienna Law Group

3 p.m. – Santa Marta vs. Peñarol 

Quarterfinals

Saturday, April 7, 2012 

Semifinals

Saturday, April 14, 2012 

Final

Sunday, April 22, 2012