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, LaGrange
2014 dates: All teams play on first four dates: Sat., Sept. 13 (all teams at Lyons Soccer Complex), Tues., Sept. 16 (home/away), Thurs., Sept. 18 (home/away) and Sat., Sept. 20 (all teams at Lyons Soccer Complex). Title game - Wrigley Field, TBA.
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 2014 tournament seeding will be announced at 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. The host school determines the start time for games it hosts. Once decided, those times should be emailed to email@example.com.
Overtime scoring: Two, 10-minute golden-goal overtimes and shootout will only be used for all winner bracket games. All other games will end in a tie. If the game goes to overtime, it will count as a win or loss toward a team’s overall record.
Past Champions: 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.