A super huge thank you to Kelly Christine Delaney for sharing her soccer knowledge, for tweeting from the games, and for this post!
The fifth annual Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic was a great kickoff to the 2014 soccer season as excitement mounts for Orlando City SC to join Major League Soccer, MLS. Eight teams participated and Orlando was the only USL team to participate this year.
The other seven teams were from Brazil (Fluminense FC) and Major League Soccer teams (Red Bull New York, Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact, and Toronto FC.)
I was able to attend a fair amount of the matches for the third year in a row and I’ve really enjoyed seeing internationally known world class athletes in a more laid back environment.
There’s something special about seeing players and coaches you admire in such a close setting that you can’t experience during the regular season or in other preseason tournaments. It was also interesting to see the rosters of these teams take form as they cut various trialists to prepare for the season.
I highly recommend you check out the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic next year at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as it will be your first chance to see Orlando City in their new role as an MLS team and congratulations to the Columbus Crew for winning the Classic this year.
All year long Disney Vacation Club Membership Magic is brining special extras to their members through special events and offers. This is such a great new program that allows DVC Members to explore more of the Walt Disney World Resort while taking advantage of their discounts. Membership Magic is really great added bonus, and I am really excited to let our DVC readers know about this program! I hope that you all get the chance to enjoy these perks throughout the year!
Check out the Disney Press Release about the Disney Vacation Club Membership Magic Food Trucks below!
Food Trucks inspired by Walt Disney World Theme Parks have captured the culinary imaginations of Downtown Disney Guests, and I am excited to announce that some of these tempting trucks will be making a delicious detour at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa!
Brought to you as part of Membership Magic, this food truck service will offer creative cuisine available for purchase, with sweet treats compliments of Disney Vacation Club (while supplies last).
March 11 – 5 pm to 8 pm
March 18 – 5 pm to 8 pm
March 25 – 5 pm to 8 pm
Near the Grandstand Pool
Add lively “side dishes” of music and entertainment, and you have what I hope will rank among your vacation’s most memorable meals! Note: While parking will be available onsite, the trucks’ location near the boat dock and bus stop presents multiple transportation options.