Pacific Rim Cup 2018 brought professional soccer back to Honolulu for the first time in six years. The inaugural tournament consisted of two double-headers at Aloha Stadium featuring 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, with Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo taking home the PRC championship title.
In 2019, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Iwaki FC returned and were joined by MLS side Real Salt Lake and V-Varen Nagasaki from J.League, with matches set for Feb. 8 and 10 again at Aloha Stadium. The tournament kicked off on Feb. 8 with Real Salt Lake winning 2-1 against Iwaki FC, followed by V-Varen Nagasaki winning 3-1 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Third place match on Feb. 10 featured Iwaki FC edging Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 before the night ended with the championship game. In the final V-Varen Nagasaki took home the championship title at the second annual Pacific Rim Cup 2019 with a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake.
Pacific Rim Cup is focused on giving back to Hawaii and its community. In 2018, the tournament generated an economic impact of $1.5 million for the state, along with more than $2 million in 2019 through creation of jobs, revenue generated by local businesses, investment made in facilities, donation of equipment and fundraising to help local organizations. Moreover, Pacific Rim Cup uses soccer to impact the lives of local keiki to help improve overall self-esteem and lifestyle through its popular soccer clinic.