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MLS Futbolito presented by Volkswagen event approaching sell-out status

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Only 50 teams remain available for ¡MLS Futbolito!™ presented by Volkswagen, when the official 4-v-4 tournament of Major League Soccer returns to the New England area on Saturday, July 6. The Adult Premier Division in the tournament has sold out and interested teams are being added to a waiting list for that bracket.

MLS Futbolito, Major League Soccer’s multicultural grassroots initiative, has been a record-setting success in the New England region, with more than 190 teams competing in past years’ events. MLS Futbolito is the largest touring multicultural event hosted by a U.S. professional sports league, and is a series of day-long events targeting the League’s multicultural fan base.

Registration for the New England Futbolito event is open at Complete tournament rules and information are also available at the web site. Additionally, interested participants with questions can call toll-free at 1-888-MLS-FUTBOLITO. The entrance fee is $150 per team for those competing in the Adult Premier Division, and $120 per team for all other participants.

The highlight of the tournament comes that evening, when the winning teams will be recognized on the Gillette Stadium field at halftime of the Revolution’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes. A ticket to the match is included in the entry fee.

The 4-v-4 tournament is open to players of all ages, abilities and affiliations. Team rosters can consist of up to seven players (four field players and three substitutes) and each team will play in round-robin action, with the possibility of advancing to the single-elimination championship playoff.

Teams registered for the competition will be divided according to age groups and competitive levels. Winners of each division will receive prizes with the first- and second-place teams in the Adult Premier Division competing for $3,000 in cash prizes. In addition to entry into the tournament, each registered player will receive a ticket to the Revolution-San Jose match, and the chance to win prizes from the tournament’s sponsors.