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Dallas Cup 2012 Preview

The Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth football tournament in the USA and celebrated its 30th year in 2009. Since being founded in 1979, the Dallas Cup has played host to teams and referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents. The tournament is held every spring from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

Boys ages 12-19, participate in seven age groups across the week and the Dallas Cup entertains over more than 160,000 spectators during the week, watching teams from all over the world participate in an extremely intense, explosive and competitive tournament where only the best return home champions.

The participants consist of approximately 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams and 20% Dallas area teams.  Local teams that qualify for the tournament agree to host an international team and many are offered housing in the homes of local participating players in their age group.

Crewe Alexandra, Manchester United, Everton and the Royal Navy join West Midlands Schools, Lewisham College, Ravens Wood and Knowsley Youth as English sides entered into the invitation-only tournament.

Well-known international sides included Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez’s former side Guadalajara, Chicago Fire and the Puerto Rico Under 19 national side in the general tournament that encourages the development of football among youngsters. However, their is a far more serious side to the tournament. Teams are categorised into their respective agegroups but their is a special tournament for the most professional clubs.

The Gordon Jago Super Group invites some of the world’s best youth sides to compete against eachother in what should be the most exciting tournament of the week.

The Youth Radar aims to bring you coverage of this group throughout the week and the full schedule can be seen below. Paris St Germain and Tigres of Mexico are amongst the sides taking part in this part of the tournament that will be played at the Dallas Park Stadium.

Everton’s squad is spearheaded by the excellent Ross Barkley as he hopes to bring his team success across the Atlantic. Other members of the squad include Eric Dier and Hallam Hope.

Full Everton Dallas Cup squad: Jake Adelson, Ross Barkley, Tyias Browning, Eric Dier, Courtney Duffus, Anton Forrester, Conor Grant, Russell Griffiths, Johan Hammar, Hallam Hope, Jasper John, Gethin Jones, Chris Long, John Lundstram, Tom Molyneux, Femi Orenuga, Matthew Pennington, Oliver Shannon, Ibou Touray, George Waring

Manchester United’s squad has been hampered by their FA Youth Cup run which has seena number of youth players stay behind in order to play the second leg against Chelsea.

Full details of the Manchester United squad will be released on The Youth Radar as soon as they become available.

Gordon Jago Super Group Schedule

Gordon Jago Super Group
Bracket A
Manchester United FC (England)
Club Sport Cartagines (Costa Rica)
Tigres (Mexico)
FC Dallas USSF U17/18 Academy
Bracket B
Paris St Germain (France)
Seleccion Nacional de Mexico Sub 20 (Mexico)
Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
Dallas Texan USSF U17/18 Academy (N-TX)
Bracket C
Everton Football Club (England)
Coritiba FC (Brazil)
Club Bolivar (Bolivia)
Kashiwa Reysol (Japan)
  Gordon Jago Super Group
  Sun, April 1, 2012
GAME# Time Bracket Home Away Location
907 12:30 pm B Eintracht Frankfurt vs Dallas Texan USSF U17/18 Academy FC Dallas Park Field #7
956 12:30 pm C Club Bolivar vs Kashiwa Reysol Richland College Field #10
955 1:30 pm C Everton Football Club vs Coritiba FC FC Dallas Park Stadium
901 2:30 pm A Club Sport Cartagines vs Tigres FC Dallas Park Field #6
908 3:30 pm B Paris St Germain vs Seleccion Nacional de Mexico Sub 20 FC Dallas Park Stadium
902 7:30 pm A Manchester United FC vs FC Dallas USSF U17/18 Academy FC Dallas Park Stadium
  Mon, April 2, 2012
GAME# Time Bracket Home Away Location
957 12:00 pm C Everton Football Club vs Kashiwa Reysol FC Dallas Park Field #6
958 12:00 pm C Coritiba FC vs Club Bolivar FC Dallas Park Field #7
903 2:00 pm A Manchester United FC vs Club Sport Cartagines FC Dallas Park Field #7
909 2:00 pm B Paris St Germain vs Eintracht Frankfurt FC Dallas Park Field #6
904 4:00 pm A Tigres vs FC Dallas USSF U17/18 Academy Richland College Field #10
910 6:00 pm B Seleccion Nacional de Mexico Sub 20 vs Dallas Texan USSF U17/18 Academy FC Dallas Park Field #6
  Wed, April 4, 2012
GAME# Time Bracket Home Away Location
959 12:00 pm C Everton Football Club vs Club Bolivar FC Dallas Park Field #7
960 2:00 pm C Coritiba FC vs Kashiwa Reysol FC Dallas Park Field #6
905 4:00 pm A Club Sport Cartagines vs FC Dallas USSF U17/18 Academy FC Dallas Park Field #6
912 4:00 pm B Paris St Germain vs Dallas Texan USSF U17/18 Academy FC Dallas Park Field #7
911 6:30 pm B Eintracht Frankfurt vs Seleccion Nacional de Mexico Sub 20 FC Dallas Park Stadium
906 8:30 pm A Manchester United FC vs Tigres FC Dallas Park Stadium
  Fri, April 6, 2012
GAME# Time Bracket Home Away Location
Semifinal
997 TBA SF2 1st Place Bracket B vs 1st Place Bracket C FC Dallas Park Stadium
998 TBA SF1 1st Place Bracket A vs Wildcard FC Dallas Park Stadium
  Sun, April 8, 2012
GAME# Time Bracket Home Away Location
Championship
999 6:00 pm Semi-Final #1 Winner vs Semi-Final #2 Winner FC Dallas Park Stadium
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One thought on “Dallas Cup 2012 Preview

  1. Saturday games time and place
    Can you sending me info

    Posted by Jose Cruz | April 7, 2012, 7:09 pm

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