The PepsiCo Showdown Boys is a high school varsity soccer tournament- the largest in the United States. Each team is seeded and placed in a single-elimination winner’s bracket. College coaches love that they can come to one site and see hundreds of players on back-to-back Saturdays. All players and teams participate in the AthletiCo combine, too. Results are provided to college coaches.
Who: High school boys varsity soccer teams.
What: PepsiCo Showdown Boys, the largest high school boys tournament in the United States.
Where: Lyons Township High School - Lyons Soccer Complex, 1300 W. Cossitt, LaGrange
2015 dates: All teams play on first four dates: Sat., Sept. 12 (all teams at Lyons Soccer Complex), Tues., Sept. 15 (home/away), Thurs., Sept. 17 (home/away) and Sat., Sept. 19 (all teams at Lyons Soccer Complex). Title game - Sunday, Sept. 27.
Contest times: The locations and pairings for the rounds will be posted on the tournament website for all athletic offices and coaches to see. The 2015 tournament seeding will be announced at 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. The host school determines the start time for games it hosts.
Overtime scoring: Two 5-minute golden-goal overtimes and state-series shootout will be used for ALL PepsiCo Showdown games. If the game goes to overtime, it will count as a win or loss toward a team’s overall record. There are no ties in the PepsiCo Showdown.
Past Champions: Morton over Lyons, 2014; Lane over Morton, 2013; Lyons over Morton, 2012; Libertyville over Lyons, 2011; Morton over Libertyville, 2010; Neuqua Valley over Lyons, 2009; Larkin over Loyola, 2008; Wheaton South over Lincoln-Way Central, 2007; Warren over Lyons, 2006; Wheaton South over Sandburg, 2005; Wheaton South over Oswego, 2004.