USA Freestyle Soccer Championships to Be Hosted at University of Illinois

Freestyle contenders will test themselves against the best in the nation on July 7 at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where previous U.S. champ Khoa Nguyen (Seattle) aka “The Lord” will attempt to defend his title after winning both 2014 (v. Wes Dorman) and 2015 (v. Jerminho). After missing the past two years, 2013 titleholder Alex Mendoza (Los Angeles) will be back looking to retake the honor, but both veterans will have to face some new and familiar challengers, including Fahad Al Braiki, who is featured in the trailer and is among the favorites to win.

Event kicks off at 3 p.m., and judges include Cole Morgan (U.S.) and Philip Warren Gertsson (Sweden). For more information, visit the event page or contact usa_freestyle@yahoo.com.