- Cruz Beckham will play on Saturdays Football as they compete this summer
- He will be joined by one of his father’s teammates from his LA Galaxy days.
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David Beckham’s son Cruz is the latest addition to The Soccer Tournament, the competition Announced On Wednesday.
Last summer, participants in the inaugural 7-on-7 event included former U.S. internationals DaMarcus Beasley and Jermaine Johnson, and even NBA legend Steve Nash.
And now Cruz, 19, is ready to suit up for Saturdays Football in the $1 million winner-take-all tournament taking place in Cary, North Carolina.
Also on the team will be former MLS Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin, who played with Cruz’s famous father when he was with the Galaxy.
TST have announced several other teams for this year’s tournament, with Mario Balotelli and Nani set to play together in the aptly named Nani FC.
David Beckham’s son Cruz will play in this summer’s Soccer Tournament
Sean Franklin (second right) and Beckham play together for the Galaxy in 2012.
Mario Balotelli and Nani will team up at Nani FC in this summer’s tournament
Cruz, like his other two brothers, Romeo and Brooklyn, previously played in Arsenal’s academy, although only Romeo has embarked on a professional career.
He currently plays for Brentford B after plying his trade at Inter Miami II.
Other confirmed teams include Hashtag United, the Manhattan Kickers and last year’s winners, Newtown Pride SC.
Last year’s tournament included teams representing Borussia Dortmund, Wrexham, West Ham and Wolves, and TST has now expanded to 48 teams.
The tournament generated excitement last summer with the use of a ‘target score’, which is one goal more than the winning score at the end of regulation time.
TST will be held this year from June 5 to 10.
The tournament was launched from ‘The Basketball Tournament’, which was founded in 2014 and has attracted many former professionals and college players.