Once known as the Shamrock Cup, the Savannah United Spring Invitational Tournament is still a destination for youth soccer teams in the southeast.
The tournament kicked off for the 11th time Saturday morning, drawing in 88 teams from around the region to compete this Memorial Day weekend.
Savannah United technical director Keith Gunn says this is the last weekend competition of the season for many of these teams. He believes that timing and the level of opponents continue to make the tournament a hit among players and coaches.
"This is kind of the culmination of everything we've been working on, and we have teams from all over the region," Gunn says. "So we've got teams from all over the southeast. In the last few years, we've had a team from Bermuda actually who have come over to play as well."
The tournament continues through Sunday afternoon in various sites around Savannah.