Insurance company Allstate has recently introduced its first ever All America program intended to honor the best male and female High School soccer players in the United States.
Working with MaxPreps, described in Allstate’s press release as America’s source for High School sports, Allstate will identify the nation’s top high school soccer players in their junior year and award the “Allstate All-American” title to an elite group of 125 male and 125 female players. From the total 250 high school players, 40 males and 40 females wll be selected to compete in the inaugural Allstate All-America Cup at the 2019 MLS All-Star game next summer in Orlando.
Four celebrity head coaches will be named to lead the Allstate All-American Roster Selections who will be divided across two male teams and two female teams. The matches will be televised on ESPNU during 2019 MLS All-Star Week. Additionally, the Allstate All-American Roster Selections will be feted on the field during halftime of the 2019 MLS All-Star Game.
It should be quite an honor for the teens, while also giving needed exposure to the High School athletes who may have been overlooked because of USSF rules that forbid players from playing High School soccer if they wish to participate in the organizations higher profile Development Academy.