More than 3,000 soccer players and their families descend on the Rogue Valley today for the annual Rogue Valley Memorial Cup soccer tournament.

More than 3,000 soccer players and their families descend on the Rogue Valley today for the annual Rogue Valley Memorial Cup soccer tournament.

It's played around Medford through Monday, with games starting at 8 a.m. all three days at Medford's new sports park on Highway 99 as well as at North and South Medford high schools, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Jefferson Elementary and Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.

The annual tournament, Jackson County's largest weekend event of any kind, brings in an estimated 2,500 spectators in addition to the players, filling hotel rooms and restaurants throughout the weekend.

Many local residents head out to the fields to watch as well.