Kickoff Approaches for 38th Annual Dr Pepper Dallas Cup
The annual Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is just days from kickoff as the prestigious youth international tournament welcomes top academies from around the world. This year’s U19 Gordon Jago Super Group participants include academies from seven countries and four continents.
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North Texas has long been considered one of the leading regions of youth soccer in the United States, and that reputation continues to grow with the hosting of Soccer Week.
In addition to Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, the region will be hosting the following events:
Generation adidas Cup (April 7 – April 15)
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup will co-host the annual U17 MLS Developmental Academy tournament. All games will be played at the Toyota Soccer Complex in Frisco, and will feature 19 MLS academy teams and 13 international teams.
Generation adidas Cup – 7v7 (April 13 – April 15)
18 MLS pre-academy teams will join two international squads to compete in the U12 Generation adidas Tournament at Toyota Soccer Complex.
CONCACAF Referee Symposium (April 13)
CONCACAF will again partner with the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup to host an international referee symposium. Tournament officials will have the opportunity to receive elite training from FIFA referee instructors through in-depth presentations.
Dr Pepper Dallas Cup will kick off at the Historic Cotton Bowl at Fair Park and finish with the championship matches at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. Additional games will be played throughout the week at MoneyGram Soccer Park in Northwest Dallas and the Classic League Soccer Complex at Richland College.
The world-renowned Manchester United academy headlines the Gordon Jago Super Group as 2017’s elite bracket is set to be one of the strongest in history. Defending Super Group champions Everton FC, the current U18 U.S. Development Academy champions FC Dallas, two-time Super Group champion Coritiba FC, and the club with the most Dallas Cup championships, CF Monterrey, all return to Dallas for a week of soccer action.
As far as youth soccer teams, San Diego’s Albion SC has 4 teams competing, the most of any youth soccer club in the tournament.