The Daily Courier
Spring dew clings to tangled branches below dusk-twilight in the greater Prescott area. In the distance, at the periphery of audible sensation, faint buzzing heralds a swarm of soccer players.
They’ll descend in a three-day flurry beginning today, some 4,000 people, including 132 youth teams from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah.
They’ll storm 21 soccer fields, including municipal fields in Prescott Valley and Chino and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University field, in Prescott.
But, unlike a locust plague, the 18th annual Yavapai Cup soccer tournament leaves a positive aftermath of skill-level matched games and local revenue.