Ford Copita Alianza Crowns its Dazzling Champions in NY

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The fifth leg of the Alianza de Futbol Tour 2023 has ushered in seven triumphant teams at Randall's Island Park.

Once again, the Ford Copita Alianza tournament has reaped resounding success in one of the most iconic cities in the United States. On this occasion, 1,584 players distributed across 110 teams battled fiercely over a weekend with spectacular weather in the Big Apple.

Regarded as the premier amateur tournament for children and youth within the Hispanic community in the United States, Ford Copita Alianza lived up to its reputation. A total of 32,232 spectators bore witness to the exhilarating clashes.

The champions of the various categories are as follows: Stars Federation Club has seized victory in the U7 category, securing a commanding 4-1 triumph over Sdor La Bestia Premier. On the other hand, Baller's Den has clinched the championship in the U9 category by prevailing 5-1 over Lackawanna Coal Minners. NY Select Lc has claimed the title in the U11 category by asserting a 4-0 victory over North East International. Gualaquiza has ascended as the champion of the U13 category, triumphing 2-1 against North East Internationals.

Santo Tomas has secured the top spot in the U15 category after overcoming NY Select LC with a 2-0 win. Real Dragons, in the U17 category, have emerged as victors by besting Guatemala Stars with a 4-2 scoreline. Finally, in an electrifying penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in regular time, Atlantic Soccer League has prevailed over 1on1 fútbol.

The tournament captured attendees' attention to such an extent that the gallery clung to the edge of the pitches, eager to witness those who would claim the coveted championship and etch their names into the annals of Alianza de Futbol history.

With the successful culmination of the Alianza phase in New York, the next destination will be the city of Los Angeles. This city, boasting a deep-rooted Latino presence, is expected to garner an enthusiastic response in the form of registrations from footballers.

August 09, 2023

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