Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic Schedule Announced
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (January 13, 2014) The Brazilian Fluminense FC U23 team will round out the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Fluminense FC, one of the top soccer clubs in Brazil, joins the New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC, Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact and Orlando City soccer clubs in the eight-team field. Teams begin arriving in Central Florida on Feb. 19 for three weeks of pre-season training camp and competition, culminating with the Disney Pro Soccer Classic title game on Mar. 1 at 8 pm.
Fluminense FC is one of the world's leaders in talent development. The club is not only responsible for selling world soccer stars like Thiago Silva on to Europe to AC Milan, but also developing several currently renowned players such as Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafael (Manchester United) and his twin brother Fabio (Manchester United).
This is a great addition to the tournament and gives us one of our strongest fields in the five-year history of Pro Soccer Classic, said Disney Sports Director of Sports Development Mike Millay. We have always looked to strengthen the tournament year after year and with our world class facility and event management staff we feel this event will give the teams a unique training camp experience that hopefully will launch them toward successful seasons.