The Soccer Tournament Pits NFL Legends Against Each Other in $1 Million Event

The Soccer Tournament is set to kick off with a bang as Burnley co-owner and NFL legend J.J. Watt’s Burnley squad will take on former NFL punter and ESPN personality Pat McAfee’s Concafa SC team in the first round. This 7-on-7, winner-take-all event promises to bring a high level of competition and entertainment to fans in Cary, North Carolina. The tournament, which will be broadcast on ESPN+, features a total prize pool of $1 million, with both the men’s and women’s brackets competing for an equal share of the winnings.

Star-Studded Lineups

The competition brackets for the tournament were recently announced, revealing some exciting matchups for fans to look forward to. Among them is the clash between US Women, led by former United States teammates Ali Krieger and Heather O’Reilly, and the Wrexham Red Dragons. Wrexham will bring a strong squad to the tournament, including seven of their first-team players, with Rosie Hughes being a standout player to watch. Additionally, Kealia Watt’s Burnley side is set to face off against NC Courage, captained by Watt’s former Houston Dash teammate Jessica McDonald. The tournament will also feature Brazilian soccer legend Formiga leading the new USL Super League side Tampa Bay Sun FC into action.

The Soccer Tournament will not only showcase soccer talent but also bring former NFL players back onto the field. Chad Johnson, a former NFL player, will be returning to the Nati SC team for a second summer after representing FC Cincinnati’s alumni team in last year’s inaugural TST. The event will also see NFL legend J.J. Watt in action, adding an extra layer of excitement for fans of both sports.

One of the most intriguing aspects of The Soccer Tournament is its World Cup-style format and custom rules. Every game in the tournament must end on a goal, creating a fast-paced and high-scoring environment for players and fans alike. With Bundesliga clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to face off, the competition is sure to be fierce and action-packed. TST CEO Jon Mugar expressed his excitement for the upcoming event, promising fans an extraordinary experience in Cary, North Carolina.

Ali Krieger

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