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The PepsiCo Showdown Boys is a high school varsity soccer tournament- the largest in the United States. Each team is seeded and placed in a single-elimination winner’s bracket. College coaches love that they can come to one site and see nearly 2,000 players.
Who: High school boys varsity soccer teams
What: PepsiCo Showdown Boys, the largest high school boys tournament in the United States
'17 Dates: Opening Day, Saturday, Sept. 9 (all teams at same site); Tues., Sept. 12 (home/away); Thurs., Sept. 14 (home/away); Sat., Sept. 16 (Weather Date OR One Day, One Site Event - all teams); Sun., Sept. 24 (Championship Sunday)
Contest times: The locations and pairings for the rounds will be posted on the tournament website for all athletic offices and coaches to see. The '17 tournament seeding will be announced at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4. The host school determines the start time for games it hosts during the week.
Overtime scoring: Two 5-minute golden-goal overtimes followed by state-series shootout will be used for ALL PepsiCo Showdown games. If the game goes to a shootout, it will count as a win or loss toward a team’s overall record. There are no ties in the PepsiCo Showdown.
Past Champions: '16: Morton over St. Charles North (Aquafina), Addison Trail over Crystal Lake South (Gatorade), Huntley over Lincoln-Way West (Buddy's HELPERS) and Fenwick over Lockport (ATI). '15: Lyons over Libertyville. '14: Morton over Lyons. '13: Lane over Morton. '12: Lyons over Morton. '11: Libertyville over Lyons. '10: Morton over Libertyville. '09: Neuqua Valley over Lyons. '08: Larkin over Loyola. '07: Wheaton South over Lincoln-Way Central. '06: Warren over Lyons. '05: Wheaton South over Sandburg. '04: Wheaton South over Oswego. '03: 16-team bracket in 2003, Lemont.