Getting to Know Orlando Through Soccer

When most people think of Orlando, they usually think Disney, Universal Studios or SeaWorld, but did you know it is also a hub for a variety of thrilling soccer events and attractions—particularly in the month of July?

Whether indoor or outdoor, in a classroom setting or in a field, playing or watching soccer is often the perfect way to spend your summer days here in Central Florida’s prime vacation destination. Tons of teams and individuals travel to the Orlando area each year to compete, train and sometimes just make new friends. Guests at Solara Resort are ideally situated to take advantage of this aspect of Orlando’s character!

One of the most exciting upcoming sports events in the Orlando area is the Major League Soccer All Star Game this July 31st at the Orlando City Stadium. The MLS All Star game is an annual match showcasing the League’s finest players. It draws fans, media and other players from across the country. This year, the All-Star team will be facing down Club Atletico de Madrid, a formidable Spanish team. The game marks the 16th time the All-Stars have faced down a foreign team, adding an international dimension to the already widely followed match. The entire five-day MLS All Star event also includes news conferences, community service days, a homegrown game featuring young MLS standouts and, typically, a concert. You won’t want to miss this unique celebration of soccer prowess and fandom.

A few days before the MLS All Star game—on July 29th—there’s another fantastic soccer-centered attraction kicking off in Orlando. The Real Madrid Soccer Camp is an incredible five-day opportunity for your children to train and play with some of the finest instructors the soccer world has to offer. Kids ages six to 14 will meet each morning at Barber Park in Orlando and learn tricks of the trade with Real Madrid’s unique training methodology. They’ll be given spiffy new Adidas uniforms, and will train and compete amongst themselves under the guidance of experienced UEFA coaches. With fees starting at $499, the camp offers a reasonably priced avenue to cultivate your young athlete’s abilities and passion.

If you’re a soccer fan but aren’t interested in purchasing tickets to one of the area’s renowned soccer events, there’s still a great option for you! Solara Resort offers a beautiful lake-side soccer field with stadium seating on one side for families and friends to enjoy whenever they like. Open day and night (with overhead lighting) and with soccer balls available at our Clubhouse, any guest in our fabulous vacation community is free to partake. We can’t tell you how many heart-pounding matches we’ve witnessed on the Solara field. Will you join in next?

With so many options for fans of the planet’s most popular sport in the Orlando area, why not make our wonderful resort your next choice for a summer get away?

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