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Hawaiian Islands Invitational to debut in 2012 at Aloha Stadium


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

http://hawaiianislandsinvitational.com/

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...tourney-hawaii
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Hawaiian Islands Invitational Secures Teams for New ESPN Soccer Event in 2012


ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, in cooperation with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), has secured the four teams participating in the Hawaiian Islands Invitational (HII) scheduled for Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 23 & 25, 2012, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Yokohama FC (Japan), Incheon United FC (Korea), Melbourne Heart FC (Australia) and the Colorado Rapids (MLS) will compete in the international soccer event.

http://www.hawaiianislandsinvitational.com/
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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Game 1:

Team #1 vs. Team #2 - Feb. 23

Game 2:

Team #3 vs. Team #4 - Feb. 23

Consolation Game:

Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 - Feb. 25

Championship Game:

Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 - Feb. 25
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It seems very interesting to say the least. Very good idea of bringing a team from four close countries to play in a friendly tournament. Any Hawai'i football fans can finally watch football live and in person(that's if there are any )

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