International soccer stars from Japan, the USA and Canada are geared up and ready to clash in the 2nd annual Pacific Rim Cup,
held on Feb. 8 and 10, 2019, at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. This is professional soccer in paradise. This is Pacific Rim Cup.
The Pacific Rim Cup 2018 Powered by Under Armour made its debut in Honolulu in February 2018, marking the first time in six years that the Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Major League Soccer (MLS) competed in the islands. The four participating teams were Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew SC from MLS, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo from the J.League and Iwaki FC from TOHOKU Member of Society Soccer League. Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo took home the championship title.
“We are so grateful for the support we received from Hawaii at our inaugural tournament and are excited to respond to the popular call and demand to bring professional, world-class soccer back to the islands next year,” said Takehiko Nakamura, President of Blue United Corporation, organizer of Pacific Rim Cup. “We are committed to hosting a premier soccer tournament for local residents and attracting soccer fans, visitors and professional leagues from around the world to the Hawaiian Islands every year.”
World-class soccer leagues from different countries will go head to head for the championship title during four matches to be held on Feb. 8 and 10, 2019 at Aloha Stadium. In PRC 2019, the four participating teams are Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Real Salt Lake from MLS, V-Varen Nagasaki from J.League and Iwaki FC from TOHOKU Member of Society Soccer League.