Major Arena Soccer League’s Franck Tayou to host Kings Cup, a charitable soccer tournament that seeks to identify next level talent on Sunday, September 3 in Upland, California.

The tournament will feature 12 teams battling for a shot at the $50,000 top prize. The player that earns the “Most Prolifick Player” award will be given the opportunity to rise from amateur to MASL professional with a trip to compete in the MASL Pro Player Combine in Utica, NY.

“I truly believe that indoor soccer is the most exciting game in the world. My goal with this annual charity event is to transcend sports and shift the culture by exposing the talent in our league, the excitement of the indoor game and providing a platform for aspiring professionals to make their dream come true while serving and inspiring the youth in our community,” said Tayou.

The event will also feature vendors, food trucks, bouncers and more. There will be product giveaways from sponsors, surprise special guests, inaugural Kings Cup merchandise for sale, a chance to enter a raffle to win amazing prizes, and autograph sessions with star players, influencers and special guests.

Tayou, a perennial all-star and key member of the Empire Strykers conceived of this tournament as a way to give back to a charity that means a lot to him.

“The Scheu Family YMCA of Upland, Calif. does so much for the kids in our community in providing quality infrastructures and fun sports programs,” said Tayou.  “I wanted to do something beyond that. I spoke to my friend, Farzad Yektafar, CEO and President of the YMCA of Upland, about starting a mentorship program to make sure the kids that come to the facility are prepared for life beyond sports.”

“I decided to do a charity soccer tournament to raise money for the program. Nothing means more to me than inspiring kids and giving back to the community, this felt like the right moment.”

Select games from the tournament will be broadcast on the MASL Twitch page. A broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

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