- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Dakota Alliance Soccer Club will host the 30th annual Daniel Ohayon Memorial Invitational Soccer Tournament in Sioux Falls this weekend.

The tournament will involve 175 teams ages U9 to U19. More than 2,000 soccer players and their families are expected to come to the Sioux Falls area.

The tourney will include 22 fields at Yankton Trail Park, seven fields at Tomar Park and four fields at the Sanford Sports Complex. Teams are coming from five states as well as F.C. Northwest from Canada.

On Saturday night, the invitational will play host to the inaugural game for Sioux Falls’ newest semi-pro soccer team, the Sioux Falls Thunder, playing Fargo.

The Ohayon Invitational is in its 30th year and is named after the late longtime Dakota Alliance soccer coach Daniel Ohayon.

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