IMG Cup- College showcase gets underway at IMG Academy; Day 1 Results
reat goals and fast play were the Day 1 themes at the IMG Cup- College Showcase. Fifty-six top high school club teams from the United States and Puerto Rico took the field looking to impress college coaches from some of the most prestigious college soccer programs in the nation. College programs with coaches in attendance include the likes of Akron, St. John’s, Ohio State, Penn State, the University of South Florida and many more. Coaches from more than 30 other programs are expected to check in throughout the weekend.
With potential college scholarship offers on the line, the players came out motivated to prove their talent and skill to college coaches. At times, this resulted in lopsided victories such as the IMG Academy U19 girls 7-0 win and San Carlos Park’s 7-2 win over the Jacksonville Fury. In other instances, that extra motivation resulted in teams being locked in 0-0 stalemates until one team found a way to break the deadlock. The games were so evenly matched that 10 games ended in 1-0 scores.
The IMG Cup- College Showcase gets back underway on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the final matches at 4:30 p.m. The event, held on IMG Academy’s West Campus, is open to the public and admission is free.