Copa Rayados Int. General Information Nov 24-Nov 28, 2021

 Copa Rayados Internacional  

November 24 - November 28, 2021

November 26 - November 28, 2021

The Woodlands-Houston

Early Registration Deadline July 20


International participation is dependent on international travel permissions under COVID protocol and US Soccer federation sanctioning of international play, which is currently paused.  As every year, we have considerable interest from LigaMX pro club academies and international youth teams.  Currently US Soccer is NOT sanctioning international play for any youth tournaments until January 2022. 

CF Monterrey Rayados and Premier Soccer Services welcomes your team to the Copa Rayados Internacional.   The 9th year of the tournament sees the highest level of competition with international teams in the A and B flights.  A flights typically have both LIGA MX and MLS pro club academies.   GATORADE are both partners in the tournament.  MLS NEXT protocol will be followed to allow for MLS NEXT approval in these age groups.  We will have the highest levels of organization, competition, international and domestic diversity, refereeing, and to use the highest quality of fields.   

Under 9-Under 10 Boys Divisions - will play a 3 day tournament - Friday to Sunday 

Dynamo-Dash Youth Soccer Club, The Greater Houston CVB, The Woodlands CVB, The Woodlands Township are all supporting partners in the tournament.  The best professional youth academy in Mexico, CF Monterrey Rayados (Fuerzas Basicas) brings this international tournament to Houston and The Woodlands, TX. 

Unlike other youth tournaments in the USA sponsored by professional clubs, the Copa Rayados Internacional will have the top youth teams of Monterrey Rayados competing in the tournament (US Entry permitting).  Additional major Mexican professional clubs also bring their academy teams.  International entrants are also invited from multiple countries.

UPDATE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING TEAMS:  While currently closed for land crossings, the US - Mexico border is scheduled to open soon.  We will assist teams waiting on this for US Entry VISA interviews with supporting letters as needed.  


   Under 11- Under 19 Boys Tournament Structure 
5 match guarantee - Games played Wednesday through Sunday : Minigame format on Wed-Fri prior to Semifinal rounds.  Teams will be reseeded based on round robin results for ful length play on Saturday and Sunday. 
Under 9-Under 10 Boys Tournament Structure 
4 match guarantee - Games played Friday through Sunday : Minigame format on Fri-Sat prior to Semifinal rounds.  Teams will be reseeded based on round robin results for Saturday afternoon Semifinals and Sunday Finals. 



The primary complexes will be in The Woodlands area (Bear Branch, Gosling, Alden Bridge complexes).  We are happy to announce that we will have a minimum of 10 FIELDTURF Synthetic surface fieds to use in addition to beautiful grass fields.  In the event of heavy rainfall, we will be able to adjust the schedule to move matches to FIELDTURF Fields to continue playing.  


                                                                  Fees:                                              Early Registration Fee   Regular Registration Fee
                                                                              Under 9-10                                         $595                               $775             
                                                                              Under 11-Under 12                            $865                               $985   
                                                                              Under 13-Under 19                           $1155                              $1295
                                                                  *Separate packages and prices for international teams                                                      
                                                                  EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLIINE  JULY 20
        INTERNATIONAL TEAMS Registration Process:  Contact the office at: 1-210-305-4821 (USA) / +52 81-2188-0173 (Mex)  or to discuss the process.
PARKING:  Parking at the 9th Annual Copa Rayados Internacional will be FREE!  As we strive to continue to offer the best international tournament, in partnership with The Woodlands, there will be no event parking charges!
Key Bookings is the housing bureau to serve your tournament accommodation needs.
• You MUST use this service. It is MANDATORY for participation in the tournament IF your team is traveling to the tournament and using hotels. If your team is local and not traveling, this does not apply.
Teams traveling must reserve a minimum of 8 rooms for Under 13 and older: for a minimum 5 night stay 
Teams traveling must a reserve a minimum of 6 rooms for Under 11-12: for a minimum 5 night stay.  
Teams traveling must reserve a minimum of 5 rooms for Under 9 -10: for a minimum 3 night stay. 
Teams not fulfilling the above housing requirements with reservations by October 15th will be required to pay a $500 per team surcharge before November 5th.
Team Requirements
• Players may only be registered on one team.
• Teams are limited to a maximum of 14 (u8, u9, 10,11,12)/ 22 (u13-19) players depending on age. See Permission to Host.  Note: for 22 player rosters- only 18 players may be selected for each game.
• Teams are limited to 5 guest players with the following requirements:
The team maximum roster size may not be exceeded.
Each guest player must have a laminated  player pass or appropriate national association pass and medical release forms unless a USSDA player. 
Age Divisions
NOTE: The tournament is following US Soccer protocal for Calendar birthyear age divisions and the Small Sided Games format (U9-12) as recommended for the 2021-22 seasonal year. 
Alberto Pedraza
Office in USA: 1-210-305-4821
Office in Mexico: +52-81-2188-0173