Copa Rayados Internacional Coming to Houston

13 Nov, 2020

Copa Rayados Internacional will be held November 24 - November 29, 2020 and November 26 - November 29, 2020 at The Woodlands-Houston


CF Monterrey Rayados and Premier Soccer Services welcomes your team to the Copa Rayados Internacional.

The 8th year of the tournament sees the highest level of competition with international teams in the A and B flights. A flights will have both LIGA MX and MLS pro club academies. International entrants will be invited in all age groups with 50 slots reserved for international teams. GATORADE are both partners in the tournament. US Soccer Development Academy protocol will be followed to allow for DA approval in these age groups. We have lowered the total number of teams from 172 to maintain the highest levels of organization, competition, international and domestic diversity, refereeing, and to use the highest quality of fields.


Under 9-Under 10 Boys Divisions- will play a 3 day tournament - Friday to Sunday 

Dynamo-Dash Youth Soccer Club, The Greater Houston CVB, The Woodlands CVB, The Woodlands Township are all supporting partners in the tournament. The best professional youth academy in Mexico, CF Monterrey Rayados (Fuerzas Basicas) brings this international tournament to Houston and The Woodlands, TX. Unlike other youth tournaments in the USA sponsored by professional clubs, the Copa Rayados Internacional will have the top youth teams of Monterrey Rayados competing in the tournament. A minimum of 5 additional major Mexican professional clubs will also bring their academy teams. International teams will be invited and compete as well as top teams from the United States. International entrants will also be invited from multiple countries.

 Under 11- Under 19 Boys Tournament Structure: 5 match guarantee - Games played Wednesday through Sunday: Minigame format on Wed-Fri prior to Semifinal rounds. Teams will be reseeded based on round robin results for ful length play on Saturday and Sunday. 

Under 9-Under 10 Boys Tournament Structure: 4 match guarantee - Games played Friday through Sunday : Minigame format on Fri-Sat prior to Semifinal rounds. Teams will be reseeded based on round robin results for Saturday afternoon Semifinals and Sunday Finals. 

Fields: The primary complexes will be in The Woodlands area (Bear Branch, Gosling, Alden Bridge complexes). We are happy to announce that we will have a minimum of 10 FIELDTURF Synthetic surface fieds to use in addition to beautiful grass fields. In the event of heavy rainfall, we will be able to adjust the schedule to move matches to FIELDTURF Fields to continue playing.

Fees: Early Registration Fee Regular Registration Fee

Under 8-10 $635 $735

Under 11-Under 12 $835 $935

Under 13-Under 19 $1125 $1225

*Separate packages and prices for international teams

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS Registration Process:Contact the office at: 1-210-305-4821 (USA) / +52 81-2188-0173 (Mex) or director@premiersoccerservices.com to discuss the process.

PARKING: Parking at the 8th Annual Copa Rayados Internacional will be FREE! As we strive to continue to offer the best international tournament, in partnership with The Woodlands, there will be no event parking charges!

The Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is the housing bureau to serve your tournament accommodation needs.

• You MUST use this service. It is MANDATORY for participation in the tournament IF your team is traveling to the tournament and using hotels. If your team is local and not traveling, this does not apply.

Teams traveling must reserve a minimum of 8 rooms for Under 13 and older: for a minimum 5 night stay 

Teams traveling must a reserve a minimum of 6 rooms for Under 11-12: for a minimum 5 night stay.

Teams traveling must reserve a minimum of 5 rooms for Under 9 -10: for a minimum 3 night stay. 

Hotel Services/ blocks will be available in the summer of 2019 - 

Teams not fulfilling the above housing requirements with reservations by October 15th will be required to pay a $500 per team surcharge before November 5th.

Team Requirements

• Players may only be registered on one team.

• Teams are limited to a maximum of 14 (u8, u9, 10,11,12)/ 22 (u13-19) players depending on age. See Permission to Host. Note: for 22 player rosters- only 18 players may be selected for each game.

• Teams are limited to 5 guest players with the following requirements:

The team maximum roster size may not be exceeded.

Each guest player must have a laminated player pass or appropriate national association pass and medical release forms unless a USSDA player. 

Age Divisions

U19 January 1-December 31 of 2002 and younger

U17 January 1-December 31 of 2004 and younger

U16 January 1-December 31 of 2005 and younger

U15 January 1-December 31 of 2006 and younger

U14 January 1-December 31 of 2007 and younger

U13 January 1-December 31 of 2008 and younger

 U12 January 1-December 31 of 2009 and younger 9 vs 9

(U12s wanting 11v11 need to register as U13s and will be group in the B division)

U11 January 1-December 31 of 2010 and younger 9 vs 9 

U10 January 1-December 31 of 2011 and younger 7 vs 7

U9 January 1-December 31 of 2012 and younger 7 vs 7

NOTE: The tournament is following US Soccer protocal for Calendar birthyear age divisions and the Small Sided Games format (U9-12) as recommended for the 2020-21 seasonal year. 

Contact: Alberto Pedraza (Director@premiersoccerservices.com), Office in USA: 1-210-305-4821, Office in Mexico: +52-81-2188-0173


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