AZ Soccer Showcase Girls 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 for boys and girls competition through Dec. 31.
56 teams are competing (32 for boys, 24 for girls).
All matches at Scottsdale Sports Complex (8081 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale).
Schedule: Pool play: Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m, Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.; Quarterfinals: Saturday at 3 p.m.; Semifinals: Monday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m.; Championship: Monday, Dec. 31 at 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 from Groups A-E and three “wild card” teams advance to quarterfinals.
Hamilton, Mingus, Gilbert, Sabino.
Thursday: Hamilton vs. Mingus, 11 a.m. Field 1; Hamilton vs. Gilbert, 7 p.m. Field 1; Mingus vs. Sabino, 7 p.m. Field 2.
Friday: Hamilton vs. Sabino, 1 p.m. Field 1; Gilbert vs. Mingus, 1 p.m. Field 2.
Saturday: Gilbert vs. Sabino, 9 a.m. Field 1.
Pinnacle, Mountain Pointe, Millennium, Scripps Ranch (San Diego).
Thursday: Pinnacle vs. Mountain Pointe, 9 a.m. Field 3; Millennium vs. Pinnacle, 3 pm. Field 7; Mountain Pointe vs. Scripps Ranch, 3 p.m. Field 8.
Friday: Pinnacle vs. Scripps Ranch, 1 p.m. Field 3; Millennium vs. Mountain Pointe, 1 p.m. Field 4.
Saturday: Millennium vs. Scripps Ranch, 9 a.m. Field 2.
Cactus Shadows, Desert Mountain, Desert Vista, Bonita Vista (Chula Vista, Calif).
Thursday: Cactus Shadows vs. Desert Vista, 9 a.m. Field 5; Desert Vista vs. Cactus Shadows, 3 p.m. Field 3; Desert Mountain vs.Bonita Vista, 3 p.m. Field 4.
Friday: Cactus Shadows vs. Bonita Vista, 1 p.m. Field 5; Desert Vista vs. Desert Mountain, 1 p.m. Field 6.
Saturday: Desert Vista vs. Bonita Vista, 9 a.m. Field 3.
Highland, Francis Parker (San Diego), Boulder Creek, Flagstaff.
Thursday: Boulder Creek vs. Flagstaff, 9 a.m. Field 1; Boulder Creek vs. Highland, 5 p.m. Field 1; Parker vs. Flagstaff, 5 p.m. Field 2.
Friday: Highland vs. Flagstaff, 1 p.m. Field 7; Boulder Creek vs. Parker, 1 p.m. Field 8.
Saturday: Highland vs. Parker, 9 a.m. Field 4.
Rosary (Fullerton, Calif.), Chaparral, Sahuaro, Corona del Sol.
Thursday: Sahuaro vs. Corona, 11 a.m. Field 2; Sahuaro vs. Rosary, 5 p.m. Field 3; Chaparral vs. Corona, 5 p.m. Field 4.
Friday: Rosary vs. Corona, 9 a.m. Field 2; Sahuaro vs. Chaparral, 11 a.m. Field 8.
Saturday: Rosary vs. Chaparral, 9 a.m. Field 5.
Marana Mountain View, Northwest Christian, Page, Bradshaw Mountain.
Thursday: Marana Mountain View vs. Northwest Christian, 11 a.m. Field 3; Page vs. Bradshaw Mountain, 11 a.m. Field 4; Page vs. Marana Mountain View, 3 p.m. Field 5; Northwest Christian vs. Bradshaw Mountain, 3 p.m. Field 6.
Friday: Marana Mountain View vs. Bradshaw Mountain, 3 p.m. Field 7; Page vs. Northwest Christian, 3 p.m. Field 8.