Soccer players converge on Missoula

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 12:15:46-04

MISSOULA – The weekend saw tons of soccer players, families and fans packing Fort Missoula Regional Park.

This week’s Youth Sports Spotlight shines on the second annual Intermountain Champions Cup Soccer Tournament.

The competition ran from Friday until Sunday with over 2,000 players, parents and fans attending the tournament. 

The event featured 100 boys and girls soccer teams ranging from ages 12-to-19.

Tournament director Charlie Vandam says the crowds should bring in around $500,000 to the local economy.

We caught up with a couple kids on how they enjoyed the tournament.

"This tournament is fun there’s good competition, solid refs and it’s pretty nice weather down here sometimes. I feel like if it didn’t rain as hard as it did it would have been a lot less sloppy and muddy but it’s always a fun time," said Nolan Angell with the Sandpoint Strikers.

"It was really nice being able to just be able to drive twenty minutes to the game. And not have to travel. The new fields have been great they just feel a little muddy this weekend from all the rain but they’re really nice otherwise," added Missoula FC player Isabella Svihl.