ESPN Regional Spearheads New International Soccer Event, Dubbed Hawaiian Islands Invitational

ESPN Regional Television (ERT), in cooperation with the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Major League Soccer (MLS), have announced the creation of the Hawaiian Islands Invitational, an international soccer event beginning Feb. 23 and 25, 2012, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI. The annual event will feature four games over a two-day period and will host squads from around the globe.

The Hawaiian Islands Invitational will be carried on and on a number of ESPN International networks. The inaugural event will include an MLS squad and three additional international teams to be announced at a later date.

“ESPN is excited and pleased to be working with the Hawai’i Tourism Authority on bringing a new event to Honolulu” says Clint Overby, ESPN Senior Director of Events. “Along with Major League Soccer, it will be a team effort in making this event a reality and we look forward to the collaboration.”

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