The Soccer Tournament is coming back to Cary, and the 2024 version will now feature a women’s tournament with eight teams.
The TST, also known as the Soccer Tournament, will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park from June 5-10 once more.
The 7v7 competition will grant individual $1 million prizes to the victorious teams in both the men’s and women’s tournaments. As stated in the TST press release, this tournament now holds the title of the highest-earning women’s professional soccer event globally.
Heather O’Reilly, along with a group of retired players from the U.S. Women’s National Team, will participate in the women’s tournament beginning on June 7. O’Reilly was a standout player for UNC, the USWNT, and the NC Courage.
The number of teams in the men’s tournament will expand from 32 to 48, with the start date set for June 5th.
The first TST was won by the Newtown Pride FC, a semi-professional team based in Sandyhook, Connecticut.
A TST official reported that 35,000 spectators were present at the four-day tournament held last year.
During the initial night of the contest, a game between Dallas United and West Ham was halted because of accusations of using a racial slur or having the intention to do so. After conducting an inquiry, TST organizers concluded that Dallas United had breached the tournament’s regulations.