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International Soccer Tournament Announced to Take Place in Imperial Valley


The Consulate of Mexico in Calexico, the Institute for Mexicans Abroad and the Alliance Sports Association, will carry out the international soccer tournament “Cinco de Mayo 2023”, whose purpose is to integrate the American, Mexican, Mexican-American and Hispanic communities in the United States, promoting the culture of sports and healthy competition through collaboration with various national associations, leagues and non-profit organizations.

This tournament will take place on April 29 and 30 at the Sunflower Park facilities, El Centro, CA.

The Cinco de Mayo Tournament is an international effort within the United States and this year will take place in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico.

The event, in its different venues, will have among its objectives to carry out “viewings” to form the team of Mexican-Americans that will participate in the National Olympiad in Mexico, as well as increase the participation of Mexican-Americans in the Olympic Program of the United States.


  • Motivate young Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Hispanics living in the United States to practice some sport, especially soccer.
  • Promote the integration of the Mexican and Mexican-American communities living in the United States.
  • Rescue the educational value of sport among children, youth and adults, as well as the good use of their free time.
  • Keep the community healthy through sports in order to help reduce problems faced by young people such as alcoholism, drug addiction, and gangs.
  • Bring together young Mexicans and Mexican-Americans with the purpose of reinforcing their identity.
  • The increase among young people the sense of responsibility and respect among themselves, as well as rescue family values.

The tournament is designed to receive the participation of approximately more than 700 teams between all venues. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend sporting events.

  • Modalities of participation Free men’s division

 Free women division

6U – 18U boys and girls

Contact Information in the Imperial Valley: Armando Gutiérrez

Phone: (626) 616 8224

Email: coachgutierrez65@yahoo.com

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