Brandon Bean Soccer Invitational
Nov. 27-Dec. 2: Various venues
The Brandon Bean Soccer Invitational is held every year to honor Brandon Bean, a former Salpointe player who passed away in 1992 after an on-field collision at a soccer scrimmage. In addition, the tournament also honors Laura Kea, a former Lancer who died in an auto accident on her way to a soccer tournament.
16 girl’s teams and 16 boy’s teams are taking part in the invitational held at various venues in Southern Arizona. The quarterfinals, semifinals and championships will be held at Salpointe on Friday and Saturday….
Brandon Bean’s nephew, Colin Dreis, is a 6-6 junior lineman for Salpointe. Beans’ father, Doug Bean, has recently returned to officiating soccer and will officiate some of the games in the invitational.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com