Port Jefferson captured the 2019 Ryder-Vass men’s title. (Photo courtesy of LISFL)

The Long Island Soccer Football League is planning to hold its Ryder-Vass Tournament this summer.

The tournament, open to men’s and women’s teams at the Under-23 and U-20 level, has a projected start date of Sunday, June 14, depending on how things play out with the COVID-19 pandemic along with decisions made by the Eastern New York State Soccer Association and the U.S. Adult Soccer Association.

The league would like to have teams in these divisions:

Brooklyn

Nassau East/Nassau West

Queens

Suffolk East/Suffolk West

Westchester

LISFL president Gus Xikis, who passed away on April 15, put a tremendous amount of work into the Ryder-Vass competition to build it into a top Under-23 tournament in Region 1.

“We feel very strongly about continuing to build upon the work he did,” according to a league official.

“If we can get more teams it will be a better tournament and will create more opportunities for players to get some soccer in before they go back to play for their school and/or club team in the fall.”

To register, visit www.lisfl.org.