This June 2023, soccer enthusiasts from all corners of the globe will gather at the Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary for an unprecedented event that promises intense competition and skillful displays. With a jaw-dropping $1 million prize for the winner, TST is set to take the soccer world by storm.
The Raleigh Rebels FC: A Local Force to Be Reckoned With:
Among the esteemed teams participating in TST, the Raleigh Rebels FC will proudly represent the Raleigh area. This talented squad, already a two-time Omega Ball champion, brings a history of success and an impressive winning record to the tournament. Having triumphed in the NISL and Queen City Cup championships, the Raleigh Rebels FC is no stranger to the taste of victory. As they make their way to Cary to compete for the $1 million prize, expectations run high for this local team to leave a lasting impression on the global stage.
The Raleigh Rebels FC has faced countless challenges on their path to TST. They have overcome formidable opponents, battled through injuries, and relentlessly honed their skills to emerge as one of the most formidable teams in the region. With each victory, their confidence has grown, fueling their hunger for success. Now, as they step onto the grand stage of TST, they are poised to leave an indelible mark on the tournament.
Some Celebrity Teams to Watch Out For:
TST is not just about the regular soccer clubs battling it out; it also attracts celebrity-backed teams that add a unique flair to the tournament. Keep an eye out for these star-studded squads:
- TEAM Dempsey: Led by former US men's team mainstay Clint Dempsey, TEAM Dempsey brings his experience and skill to the field, ensuring an exciting performance.
- Wrexham Red Dragons: Actor Ryan Reynolds, the proud owner of the Wrexham Red Dragons, joins the soccer fray. Known for his passion for the sport, Reynolds's team is bound to impress with their dedication and talent.
- Gracie FC: Hailing from Brazil, the Gracie FC is led by jiu-jitsu champion Gregor Gracie, representing the world-famous Gracie family. Expect a display of skill, technique, and sheer determination from this exceptional team.
- US Women's Team: Women's soccer standout Heather O'Reilly leads the US Women's Team, bringing her expertise and leadership to the field. This team is sure to showcase the incredible talent and passion that women's soccer has to offer.
The Birth of TST:
In 2020, Mike Volk and Henry Tembon, avid TBT (The Basketball Tournament) fans and soccer players, approached TBT Founder Jon Mugar with a groundbreaking idea. They proposed applying TBT's high-stakes, open-to-all model to the world of soccer. Recognizing the potential for an intense, competitive, and highly skilled 7v7 world championship, Jon Mugar collaborated with Alecko Eskandarian and TBT co-founder Dan Friel. Thus, The Soccer Tournament (TST) was born.
More About TBT Enterprises:
TBT Enterprises is a trailblazer in the sports world, constantly challenging the status quo. With a focus on high-stakes competition, TST represents their first foray into the realm of soccer. TST aims to include teams from various backgrounds, such as professional clubs, celebrity-backed squads, charities, college alumni sides, and supporter groups. This inclusivity ensures a diverse and captivating competition. Out of the numerous applicants, 32 teams will be selected to compete in the inaugural TST, vying for the prestigious $1 million prize. As TBT Enterprises boldly states, there is no second place—only the ultimate champion takes home the coveted prize.
The Soccer Tournament (TST) is set to captivate soccer fans worldwide this June 2023. With the Raleigh Rebels FC proudly representing the local area, along with celebrity-backed teams led by renowned figures like Clint Dempsey, Ryan Reynolds as the team owner, Gregor Gracie, and Heather O'Reilly, the stage is set for an unforgettable soccer extravaganza. Prepare yourself for a display of talent, determination, and the pursuit of the ultimate prize—the $1 MILLION WINNER-TAKES-ALL championship.