New “Soccer Aces” Reality TV Series with Soccer Legends Zinedine Zidane and Enzo Francescoli Holds Only North American Tryout in Houston on April 10
MIAMI – April 2, 2010 – GOLTV, the nation’s only independent bilingual channel delivering the most sought-after international fútbol, has secured exclusive U.S. TV rights for the first international soccer reality TV series Soccer Aces. All contestants will be judged by soccer legends Zinedine Zidane and Enzo Francescoli. Soccer Aces will travel the world to give up-and-coming soccer players a shot at the big leagues. The show will hold its only U.S. tryout in Houston on April 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Houston Baptist University.
“Soccer Aces grants players who have always dreamed of playing in the world’s top leagues a once-in-a-lifetime chance to demonstrate their skills on the international stage in front of the world’s best players and coaches,” said Francescoli, founder and CEO of GolTV. “As the original all-soccer TV network and the go-to multiplatform resource for U.S. soccer fans, GolTV is the prime media outlet for the first reality TV show dedicated to the discovery of the world’s next soccer idol.”
A panel of soccer experts will judge the international tryouts, which will be held across North and South America, as well as in China and Spain. Those selected from the U.S. event will be offered the opportunity to travel to Europe for a final casting. The final contestants will enter the Soccer Aces training academy in Spain for six weeks of intense training and competition. The show’s winner will be awarded the opportunity to try out for a professional club in Spain’s prestigious La Liga.
While attending the Soccer Aces academy, finalists will live under the public eye with video cameras capturing their every move. Contestants will be trained by leading soccer coaches and the show will feature special guests each week, including some of the world’s top professional soccer stars. The series will be telecast exclusively on GolTV beginning in May 2010.
Players must be at least 18 years old to participate in Soccer Aces.