All Spots Filled For SUEÑO MLS 2010
Aspiring young soccer players
from coast-to-coast and around the globe have completely filled the 1,200 spots
available nationally for Sueño MLS 2010 - built by The Home Depot, the
nationally-televised player search which this season returns to Chicago and Los
Angeles, and expands to Houston.
All 400 guaranteed tryout spots
made available in each city filled in less than 24 hours. Registrations,
filled on a first come, first serve basis, were received from 26 different
states and 20 countries.
An additional 500 players have
registered for the waiting list, which remains open at www.suenoMLS.com. The inaugural winner, Jorge
Flores, began his quest as a waiting list player and is now on the Chivas USA
senior roster and a member of the U-20 U.S. National Team.
each city, players will battle in an open tryout format for one of 10
invitations to a week-long trial with the youth development club of the
respective host team. Five from each
city will ultimately be invited to an exciting five-day “Final Event” in Los
Angeles. The finals will include
training sessions, scrimmages, guest celebrity scouts, and an opportunity to
meet some of the League’s biggest stars.
The ultimate champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 9, on “República
Deportiva,” the highest-rated weekly sports magazine program on Spanish-language
television in the United States which airs nationally every Sunday, will follow
the action weekly in a unique “reality show within a show” format.
MLS 2010 – Built by The Home Depot,
kicks off the weekend of Saturday, April 3 with two days of open tryouts in
Houston. The program moves to Chicago on
April 10, and on to Los Angeles on April 17.
Specific tryout locations will be announced at a later date. The “Final Event” will take place May 5-9, in
Los Angeles, where League scouts and celebrity guests will be on hand to
provide guidance and select the ultimate winner in front of a live national
television audience on Sunday, May 9.
MLS sponsors participating in Sueño
MLS 2010 – Built by The Home Depot, include The Home Depot, Volkswagen and