International Bowl football returns to Texas, with Team USA facing Canada and Japan

The International Bowl returns to North Texas in January (Photo: USA Football)

The International Bowl returns to North Texas in January (Photo: USA Football)

The U.S. National Team for high school-aged football players will compete against teams from Canada and Japan in January when the International Bowl Series returns to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, according to a news release from USA Football.

The eighth annual event features a week of practices and activities for each level, ending with games on Jan. 16 and 17.

USA Football manages and assembles the national and select teams.

The American teams posted a 4-2 record against teams from Canada last January. Canada beat the United States 24-6 to win the gold medal at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Under-19 World Championship in Harbin, China.

“North Texas, a region steeped in football heritage and history, is an extraordinary setting for this exciting series of games,” USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said in the news release. “Our young athletes will represent their country and learn from top coaches while practicing and competing against tremendous international teams in AT&T Stadium – one of the world’s premier football venues.”


Monday, Jan. 16
Game 1
U.S. Under-14 Select Team vs. U.S. Under-14 Select Team
Game 2
U.S. Under-17 Select Team vs. Team Saskatchewan
Game 3
U.S. Under-17 National Team vs. Japanese National Team
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Game 1
U.S. Under-15 Select Team vs. U.S. Under-15 Select Team
Game 2
U.S. Under-16 Select Team vs. Team Alberta
Game 3
U.S. Under-18 Select Team vs. Under-18 Team Ontario
Game 4
U.S. Under-16 National Team vs. Under-16 Team Ontario