Professional soccer kicks off tomorrow night in Honolulu with the Inaugural Pacific Rim Cup. Four teams from Japan, Canada and the United States are participating and will be matching up against each other on Thursday, February 8 and Saturday, February 10 at Aloha Stadium.
The teams are Columbus Crew SC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, and Iwaki FC.
They have been training in various locations ahead of of the matches including University of Hawaii at Manoa, Radford High School and St. Louis School.
First match is at 5 p.m. tomorrow with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC versus the Iwaki FC, followed by the Columbus Crew SC vs. Consadole Sapporo at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, losers of Thursday's game will play at 4 p.m. The winners will play at 7 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to attend in hopes of making this an annual event in Hawaii.
The debut of the tournament marks the first time in six years that Major League Soccer and Japan Professional Football League teams will compete in Hawaii.