The Central Union and Calexico high school boys soccer squads will face off tonight for the eighth annual Copa Del Valle.
The Copa Del Valle started in 1993 when then Central coach Nabil Noujaim went to then Central athletic director Joe Evangelist with the idea of the cup.
Calexico and Central were at that point the strongest teams in the then Desert Valley League. Central and Calexico had engaged in a rivalry for years and Noujaim thought it would be god to enhance the rivalry with a cup game.
The cup is up for grabs in the last match of the season between the schools.
Central currently holds the cup after beating Calexico last year 3-1 in Calexico.
Calexico won the first match between the schools this year 3-2. Tonight the two sides have their final match-up this season to compete for the cup.