MLS to be part of new 4-team tourney in Hawaii
ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), in cooperation with the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), announce the creation of the Hawaiian Islands Invitational, an international soccer event beginning Feb. 23 & 25, 2012, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The annual event will feature four games over a two-day period and will host squads from around the globe.
The Hawaiian Islands Invitational will be carried on ESPN3.com and on a number of ESPN International networks. The inaugural event will include an MLS squad and three additional international teams to be announced at a later date.
"ESPN is excited and pleased to be working with the Hawai’i Tourism Authority on bringing a new event to Honolulu,” said Clint Overby, ESPN Senior Director of Events. “Along with Major League Soccer, it will be a team effort in making this event a reality and we look forward to the collaboration.”
Hawaii Airlines has also stepped up as the official worldwide airline carrier of the Hawaiian Islands Invitational