Pacific Rim Cup 2024 features Shandon Hopeau as a special coach again!

May 30, 2024


We are pleased to announce that Mr. Shandon Hopeau, a former professional soccer player from Hawaii, will be participating as a special coach again for the first time in two years.


Shandon Hopeau is considered one of Hawaii's soccer legends, and his involvement promises to make this event truly unforgettable for all participants.


Hopeau started his youth career with Hawaii Rush Soccer Club before being invited to participate in the Real Madrid Select camp in 2014, an invitation-only soccer camp for the top 36 youth players around the world.


During his tenure on the Kapolei High School soccer team, he was named the 2015 and 2016 OIA West Player of the Year. Hopeau joined the Sounders Academy in 2016 after the Sounders claimed Hawaii as a homegrown territory, making him eligible to sign as a homegrown player and eventually becoming the leading scorer on the Sounders Academy team.


He signed his first professional contract in 2017, joining Seattle Sounders FC 2 ahead of the 2017 USL season, becoming the first player from Hawaii to do so. In July 2020, he signed his first team contract before joining San Antonio FC on loan ahead of the 2021 season.


~ Message from Shandon Hopeau ~


Aloha! I am Shandon Hopeau. I can't wait to join in the Pacific Rim Cup for the first time in two years in 2022.As a native Hawaiian, I know this event is one of the best opportunities for children. As a special coach, I want to enjoy playing soccer with everyone to the fullest.


I think it's even more wonderful that a scout from Seattle Sounders FC, Kenji Treschuk, and Takuya Yamada are also participating. I am looking forward to meeting many children at this international Pacific Rim Cup. Mahalo!


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