Lincoln Park at Montrose Harbor, Chicago Tel: (312) 744-3315
Description of Mayor's Cup Youth Soccer Tournament
Date: July 12-13, 2008
What to expect: This free, five-on-five tournament in Lincoln Park at Montrose Harbor is open to girls and boys aged 5-14, and the games will be played on 36 mini outdoor fields.
In between games, there will be plenty of other free activities, from a climbing walls and jumping jack to live music performances (at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily).
Mayors Cup, a view from the field, by Dina Habibovic
In my opinion it wasnt all that great as it sounds. There were many rules that i had to adjust to. Such as the goalie may not use his/her hands to catch the ball, or coaches are not allowed on the field. But there was some good parts of it when you werent in a soccer match you could go enjoy another activity. Like the obstacle course , or learn about endangered animals and win prizes. They even had an actuall nascar championship car there on display as you can see below that was a favorite. On top of everything there was always food no matter where you were. It was very hard though when you were playing becouse there was so many fields and you have to move from one to another in order to make it in time for your match. And you went against all ages some were much older and expierienced. Or if you were like me that meant it was your first time and you had no clue what awaited you. So those were the ups and downs of the 2008 Mayors Cup. But after all thats just my point of view and in the end it was fun. Becouse we met many diffrent people and it was a great expirience. By, Dina Habibovic Goalie and midfield for team Bosnia and Herzegovina