The Ironbound SC, Newark's youth soccer champions, take on titans Real Madrid, Barcelona, Benfica, Sevilla and others at a global tournament. #jerseygreats


Underdogs on the field. Champions all over.

What if your neighborhood sports team got to play against the best teams in the world? What if it were televised worldwide? What if that sport was football – the original one – and you not only were matched with the giants of the sport, but you also hosted them in your own backyard?! Well, if you live in Ironbound, an immigrant enclave in Newark, NJ – that’s exactly what happened with an unflinching group of young players and coaches. The Ironbound SC pirates took on titans from all over the world, including Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla FC, Valencia CF, Villarreal, S.L. Benfica, Inter Milan, Club America, Atlético Nacional and New York City FC. And these young greats made New Jersey proud!

Ironbound SC – based in Newark, New Jersey – is a founding member of the Super Y League. The club has won five championships at the SYL North American Finals, including the Under-13 Boys competition in 2016.

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Special thanks:
Ironbound Soccer Club
John Soares
Al Coutinho

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