The annual Arlington Spring Invitational soccer tournament will kick off Friday.
The tournament features 500+ boys and girls travel teams and about 4,500 players from around the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. One team is coming from as far away as Quebec, Canada. Teams range in age from Under-10 to Under-15.
The boys teams will play this weekend. Girls teams will play next weekend.
The tournament, which is sanctioned by US Youth Soccer, takes advantage of Arlington’s plentiful synthetic turf fields, which are ideal for the normally soggy month of March.
Unfortunately, rain is indeed in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday.
According to this article about the invitational, Arlington County has the highest concentration of synthetic fields in the country.