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Union Academy teams headed to Brazil for prestigious tournaments

While the Philadelphia Union Academy is only days into the new year, coaches and players already have their eyes on a big tournament in South America. Both the U-17 and U-12 squads were invited to play in a total of four tournaments in Brazil this month.

The U-12 squad will compete in the Iber Cup Elite Sao Paulo from January 13-18 followed by the Iber Cup Porto Alegre January 20-26. Meanwhile the U-17s will compete January 13-19 in the FAM Cup Sub-17 Invitational followed by the Iber Cup Elite Porto Alegre that will run from January 21-26.

All Union Academy matches in Brazil are tentatively scheduled to be live streamed for free and links with the live video will be available here.

In conjunction with the announcement, the head coaches for both Union Academy squads have released their rosters for the tournaments in Brazil. To see the full rosters, click here.

Below are the confirmed group stage matches for all four tournaments.

U-12 Iber Cup Elite Sao Paulo

Date/Time (all ET) Matchup
Jan. 12 (2:30 PM) Union vs. Palmeiras (Friendly)
Jan. 13 (7:15 AM) Union vs. R. Vasco da Gama
Jan. 13 (9:45 AM) Union vs. Sao Caetano
Jan. 14 (7:15 AM) Union vs. Portuguesa
Jan. 14 (9:45 AM) Union vs. Oeste Barveri
Jan. 15 (7:15 AM) Union vs. ADAC/Sao Paulo SP

U-17 FAM Cup Invitational

Date/Time (all ET) Matchup
Jan. 13 (8 AM) Union vs. Palmeiras U-17
Jan. 14 (12:30 PM) Union vs. Red Bull Salzburg
Jan. 15 (8 AM) Union vs. Jacuipense
Jan. 16 (8 AM) Union vs. Sao Paulo SP

U-12 Iber Cup Porto Alegre

Date/Time (all ET) Matchup
Jan. 20 (8 AM) Union vs. Boca Juniors Canoas
Jan. 21 (9 AM) Union vs. Gremio Super Craque
Jan. 21 (2:35 PM) Union vs. Ronaldinho SA
Jan. 22 (8 AM) Union vs. Athletico PR

U-17 Iber Cup Elite Porto Alegre

Date/Time (all ET) Matchup
Jan. 21 (7:50 AM) Union vs. San Lorenzo
Jan. 22 (12:30 PM) Union vs. Ec Guarani
Jan. 23 (12:30 PM) Union vs. Coritiba
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