Monday, April 6, 2009

30th annual Dallas Cup youth soccer tournament opens

Posted by Carol Toler
Apr 6, 2009 at 05:58 AM blog

Dallas Cup opening day ceremonies were held yesterday at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, with thousands of Dallas area fans welcoming hundreds of players aged 12 to 19 from all over the world. Dallas Cup is an international youth soccer tournament celebrating its 30th year in North Texas. It was originally held at LH’s Wildcat Ram Stadium but moved to Pizza Hut Park when the Boneyard changed from grass to synthetic turf. The Wildcat Wranglers performed at the opening, as did Hayley Orrantia, who won a singing contest at the State Fair of Texas to earn the spot.
On hand for the festivities along with our family were our two “lads” – British referees staying in our home during the two week tournament. You may have read my posts last year about hosting James and Danny, two great guys with whom we continue to stay connected. This year we have Jonathan, 21, and Jamie, 17, part of a group of 15 English refs staying in Lake Highlands homes for the duration of the tournament. Both have visited America previously only during childhood vacations to Disney World...more

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