Copa Coca-Cola gives teenagers soccer opportunity of a lifetime

Copa Coca-Cola gives teenagers soccer opportunity of a lifetime

Pictured (l-r) are Herculez Gomez, Alex Morgan and DaMarcus Beasley. Gomez and Beasley play on the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and in the Mexican Soccer League. Morgan plays on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and in the National Women’s Soccer League.

As World Cup fever grips soccer fans across the globe, Coca-Cola is bringing its Copa Coca-Cola soccer tournament to Miami. The tournament offers young players the chance to win a trip to the Copa Coca- Cola Soccer Camp during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

“After 16 years of supporting the soccer dreams of thousands of young people around the world, Copa Coca-Cola is coming to Miami,” said Melanie Jones, vice president, South Florida Sales, Coca Cola Refreshments. “This tournament is not only a weekend event but a-once-and-a-lifetime experience that could culminate with a trip to the Copa Coca Cola Soccer Camp and 2014 FIFAWorld Cup in Brazil.”

The Miami tournament kicks off on Feb. 22, at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. More than 400 teens between the ages of 13 and 15 will get active and take part in the excitement leading up to the World Cup. In addition to Miami, Copa Coca-Cola will take place in nine other cities across the U.S. including: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio, San Jose and Seattle.

The winning teams from each participating city will travel to Los Angeles to compete in the national tournament. Four players from the national championship teams (two boys and two girls) will have the opportunity to attend the Copa Coca-Cola Soccer Camp in Brazil. They will join more than 150 other players who participated in the Copa Coca-Cola tournaments around the world.

The partnership between Coca-Cola and customers like McDonald’s, Walgreens and Starwood Preferred Guest will help create an unforgettable experience for all participants. To participate in this local tournament, teens must sign up as part of a five- to seven-player team at <> now through Feb. 16. The first 30 boys’ teams and 30 girls’ teams to register in Miami will get the opportunity to be part of Copa Coca- Cola.

“I am proud to join Coca-Cola in promoting physical activity through soccer,” said Alex Morgan, U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympic Gold Medalist. “Soccer has had a huge impact on my life, and Copa Coca-Cola will allow me to share my love and passion for the game with a whole new generation of players.”

For more information about Copa Coca- Cola, including all official rules, visit

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