AZ Soccer Showcase Boys soccer tournament schedule
A big time (maybe THE big time tournament) of the season begins this week as dozens of Arizona’s best and others from around the country flock to Scottsdale Park for the Arizona Soccer Showcase (put together by the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission and Hamilton H.S.) through Dec. 31.
56 teams are competing (32 for boys, 24 for girls).
All matches at Scottsdale Sports Complex (8081 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale).
Pool play: Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m, Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.; Quarterfinals: Saturday 5 p.m.; Semifinals: Monday, Dec. 31 9 a.m.; Championship: Monday, Dec. 31 1 p.m.
Rules: Win=3 points; Tie=1 point; Loss=0 points. Tie-breakers= (1) Goal differential, (2) Goals allowed, (3) Goals scored, (4) Penalty kicks. Winning teams in each pool advance to quarterfinals.
Paramount (Calif.), Notre Dame, Tolleson, Corona del Sol.
Thursday: Tolleson vs. Corona del Sol, 9 a.m. Field 6; Paramount vs. Corona del Sol, 7 p.m. Field 3; Tolleson vs. Notre Dame Prep, 7 p.m. Field 4.
Friday: Tolleson vs. Paramount, 11 a.m. Field 3; Notre Dame Prep vs. Corona del Sol, 11 a.m. Field 4.
Saturday: Paramount vs. Notre Dame Prep, 9 a.m. Field 6.
Servite (Anaheim, Calif.), Millennium, Brophy, Camleback
Thursday: Servite vs. Millennium, 1 p.m. Field 1; Brophy Prep vs. Camelback, 1 p.m. Field 2.
Friday: Brophy Prep vs. Servite, 9 a.m. Field 5; Millennium vs. Camelback, 9 a.m. Field 6; Servite vs. Camelback, 3 p.m. Field 1; Brophy Prep vs. Millennium, Field 2.
San Clemente (Calif.), Mesa Mountain View, Marana Mountain View, Chaparral.
Thursday: Marana Mountain View vs. Chaparral, 11 a.m. Field 8.
Friday: Marana Mountain View vs. San Clemente, 9 a.m. Field 3; Mesa Mountain View vs. Chaparral, 9 a.m. Field 4; San Clemente vs. Chaparral, 3 p.m. Field 3; Marana Mountain View vs. Mesa Mountain View, 3 p.m. Field 4.
Saturday: San Clemente vs. Mesa Mountain View, 9 a.m. Field 7.
Flagstaff, Ironwood, Pinnacle, North.
Thursday: Flagstaff vs. Ironwood, 11 a.m. Field 5; Pinnacle vs. North 11 a.m. Field 7.
Friday: Pinnacle vs. Flagstaff, 9 a.m. Field 7; Ironwood vs. North, 9 a.m. Field 8; Pinnacle vs. Ironwood, 5 p.m. Field 1; Flagstaff vs. North, 5 p.m. Field 2.
Francis Parker (San Diego), Kofa, Cactus Shadows, Gilbert.
Thursday: Cactus Shadows vs. Gilbert, 11 a.m. Field 6; Francis Parker vs. Kofa, 1 p.m. Field 3.
Friday: Cactus Shadows vs. Francis Parker, 11 a.m. Field 5; Kofa vs. Gilbert, 11 a.m. Field 6; Francis Parker vs. Gilbert, 5 p.m. Field 3; Cactus Shadows vs. Kofa, 5 p.m. Field 4.
Carl Hayden, La Joya, Parker, Westview.
Thursday: Carl Hayden vs. La Joya, 9 a.m. Field 2; Parker vs. Westview, 9 a.m. Field 4; Parker vs. Carl Hayden, 1 p.m. Field 4; La Joya vs. Westview, 1 p.m. Field 5.
Friday: Carl Hayden vs. Westview, 3 p.m. Field 5; Parker vs. La Joya, 3 p.m. Field 6.
Ironwood Ridge, Northwest Christian, Highland, Shadow Ridge.
Thursday: Ironwood Ridge vs. Northwest Christian, 9 a.m. Field 7; Highland vs. Shadow Ridge, 9 a.m. Field 8; Highland vs. Ironwood Ridge, 1 p.m. Field 7; Northwest Christian vs. Shadow Ridge, 1 p.m. Field 8.
Friday: Ironwood Ridge vs. Shadow Ridge, 7 p.m. Field 1; Highland vs. Northwest Christian, 7 p.m. Field 2.
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Sandra Day O’Connor, Mountain Pointe, Hamilton.
Thursday: Mater Dei vs. O’Connor, 3 p.m. Field 1; Mountain Pointe vs. Hamilton, 3 p.m. Field 2.
Friday: Mountain Pointe vs. Mater Dei, 11 a.m. Field 1; O’Connor vs. Hamilton, 11 a.m. Field 2; Mater Dei vs. Hamilton, 7 p.m. Field 3; Mountain Pointe vs. O’Connor, 7 p.m. Field 4.