Two Ontario Player Development League teams have qualified for the Gatorade 5v5 Global finals and will now compete with over 22 other countries on the world stage.
This year saw two new Canadian finalists, as Oakville SC and hosts United FA won their respective competitions and, as well as receiving a Gatorade Sweat Test, they will now travel to Madrid, Spain May 30-31 as the Canadian representatives in the Global Final.
The host city of the UEFA Champions League final is where the final stage of the Gatorade 5v5. The best teams from over 22 countries will compete and a new champion will be crowned.
The Grand Prize for the Gatorade 5v5 Global winning team is a trip to the final of the UEFA Champions League on June 1 between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspurs.
The Gatorade 5v5 event, which was available to OPDL teams and Ontario organizations, puts the emphasis on the social aspect of player development, included activities designed to promote player engagement and socialization.
During the OPDL regular season, Gatorade provides hydration stations at OPDL centralized venues on game days. It is also provides OPDL License Holders with product for training and coach education across the league.
Visit Gatorade5v5.com for more information on the event.