Friday, March 25, 2011

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup will provide Olympic size coverage

The Dallas Cup will provide Olympic size coverage. In 2009, the Dallas Cup was one of the first tournaments to use Twitter. The experiment opened access to fans from all parts of the world. In that summer, the Dallas Cup Facebook fanpage was launched for the purpose of fans and players to stay in touch and share their experiences. The fanpage is a place where the Dallas Cup keeps track of players and teams of past, present and future. Once again for this year’s tournament, the Dallas Cup will incorporate additional new media into our coverage. The Dallas Cup will experiment with Ustream TV and introducing our new Spanish Twitter account @DallasCupES. We look forward in continuing our pioneer spirit into social media. And if you are interested in joining the Dallas Cup Social Media Committee, please contact

Thursday, March 10, 2011

North Texas Strikers helped bring Club Bolivar to Dallas Cup XXXII

Nicola Miller (sports writer)

Club BOLIVAR, Stars Soccer Academy, Club BOLIVAR President Marcelo Claure and Coach Reynaldo Lopez are pleased with this great opportunity to show the world Club BOLIVAR is a great club and Bolivia a great country to develop players at all levels!!

Club BOLIVAR will participate in the premier group of the Dallas Cup tournament. (The U-19 Super Group) With a total of 16 teams, Club Bolivar will be competing for the title against international clubs including: Arsenal FC (England), FC Barcelona(Spain),SC Corinthians Paulista(Brazil), Coritiba FC (Brazil), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Tigres(Mexico), Club Bolívar(Bolivia), LD Alajuelense(Costa Rica), CS Cartagines (Costa Rica), Chorrillo FC (Panama), Japan National Team U-18, Vancouver Whitecaps(Canada), Dallas Texans (USA), FC Dallas (USA), Houston Dynamo (USA), and Real Salt Lake-AZ (USA).

The journey to the 2011 Dallas Cup for Club BOLIVAR began 6 years ago with former Club BOLIVAR player, former 1987 Super Group Dallas Cup Player (Oceanside NY Champs) and the 2009 North Texas Soccer Association (NTSA) Coach of the Year, Coach Reynaldo Lopez. Coach Rey is one of the Head Coaches for the North Texas Strikers Soccer Club. He is well known in the North Texas area for his work with the youth divisions of Classic league. He has given opportunities to Bolivian youth players to develop at an international level. Coach Rey has hosted Bolivian boys to compete in the highest Division of Select Classic league. They lived with American families and learned the philosophy and the language of this great country.

Coach Rey had the opportunity to meet Mr. Marcelo Claure (President of Club BOLIVAR) early last year “Marcelo has an extraordinary vision to promote all Bolivian professional soccer and of course, Club BOLIVAR to the highest level”. Lopez said, “As soon as the idea to bring Club BOLIVAR to the 2011 Dallas Cup was mentioned his support was 100% positive”, Marcelo replied, “Let’s do it! Let’s give the youngest divisions of Club BOLIVAR the importance that other Clubs in the world have and this will be the perfect start at international level!” The decision was made!

Club Bolivar fast facts:

  • Club BOLIVAR every year is # 9 in South American famous Copa Libertadores (with 184 teams participating in the history?)
  • Club BOLIVAR has 27 Participations in Copa Libertadores de America
  • 7 Participations in the New South Americana Cup with a Final vs., Famous Boca Juniors team from Argentina (2004)
  • Ranked #5 in the Sudamericana Cup.
  • 32 Championships in the Bolivian professional Soccer league.
  • Provided 16 players for the World Cup National Team that play in EEUU.
  • Former champions in Division U-11 - U-17 - U-19, Runner-up Division U-13, U-9 for the Bolivian National Youth League federation.
  • Provided players every year to the international market in Europe and Mexico.

All the communities are invited to support the team in EEUU. This will be a special time to see “EL GRAN” ,(THE BEST ) “LA ACADEMIA “ (THE ACADEMY) is what they call his excellent style of soccer.


Coach Reynaldo Lopez has the full rights (by law) to represent Club Bolivar in all matters of the participation in the 2011 Dallas Cup.

If you need information regarding the activities and games, etc. feel free to contact Coach Reynaldo Lopez at

Friday, March 4, 2011

Announcing the Super Group pairings for Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII

We already knew that Tigres would be facing Real Salt Lake-AZ, FC Dallas vs Barcelona and Dallas Texans vs Arsenal, but now it's time to reveal all the pairings in the Super Group of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII.

Group A
Club Bolivar(Bolivia)
Chorillo FC(Panama)
Dallas Texans(USA)

Group B
FC Barcelona(Spain)
CS Cartagines(Costa Rica)
Japan U18 National team
FC Dallas(USA)

Group C
SC Corinthians(Brazil)
Vancouver Whitecaps(Canada)
Real Salt Lake-AZ(USA)

Group D
Coritiba FC(Brazil)
Eintracht Frankfurt(Germany)
LD Alajuelense(Costa Rica)
Houston Dynamo(USA)

Each group team will face each other once with the winners of the groups facing off in the semi-finals and the winners playing for the Dallas Cup 32 Super Group championship.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII Super Group Preview: Houston Dynamo

Dallas Cup XXXII Super Group Preview: Houston Dynamo
By Daniel Robertson

The Houston Dynamo U18 USSF Academy makes their first Dallas Cup Super Group appearance in 2011, but they are no stranger to Dallas Cup. Just last season, the Dynamo U16 Academy won the U16 age group at Dallas Cup and they'll come to North Texas looking for a bigger prize in 2011.

Currently the Dynamo sit 6th in the 9 team ultra-competitive Texas Division of the USSF Development Academy after the first half of their season. Their provisional squad(subject to change) coming to Dallas Cup is headlined by Francisco Navas Cobo. In March of 2010, Navas Cobo became the second ever homegrown signing by the Houston Dynamo having made his professional debut in April of last year.

Navas Cobo brings Super Group experience to the Dynamo team having played here last year with the USA U-20 National Team. Perhaps his best moment so far as a professional came just last weekend scoring a goalazo against FC Dallas in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.

Another player to watch for Houston will be their U16 Academy player Bryan Celis. Celis has spent time with the US U17 Residency and U15 national team.

The Dynamo are led up front by Chance Bergen with 8 goals in 12 games for Houston this season.

Stay tuned to the Dallas Cup blog for more previews and news as we count down to Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII, Bringing The World To Dallas!


El Domingo de apertura, 17 de abril de La Copa Dallas Dr Pepper XXXII representará una súper serie de tres juegos en el Parque Pizza Hut en Frisco con tres de los principales programas de Academia de Desarrollo de Futbol de EEUU contra tres de los mejores equipos juveniles en el mundo.

El primer juego a la 1:30PM será Real Salt Lake, AZ contra Sub 18 Tigres de la primera division mexicana. Luego, a las 3:30PM, el talento joven del FC Dallas representara probablemente con múltiples de sus jugadores firmados a la lista de su primer equipo professional y se encontrarán al FC Barcelona Sub 18.

Siguiendo la Ceremonia de Bienvenida de Apertura Mundial, el juego nocturno de comienzara a las 7:30PM enfrentará al equipo campeon Academy Champions Arsenal FC de la liga premier inglesa contra el club anfitrión Dallas Texans SC.

"Lo que es una oportunidad maravillosa para nuestros equipos de EEUU para emparejar sus capacidades y la habilidad contra los equipos del lo mejor del mundo del futbol" indicó el Director de Torneo Randy Jones. "Con tres equipos de Academia de USSF en la acción en el estadio y el Houston Dynamo que juega contra Coritiba FC de Brasil en el complejo del Pizza Hut Park, será una prueba grande para esos equipos
al abrir el torneo" continuó Randy Jones. "Una excelente oportunidad para los fanaticos de futbol local de Dallas para dar apoyo a los futbolistas de la juveniles en lo que nos sentimos será una "mina" de principal entretenimiento de futbol"

La tradicional noche de juegos de Miércoles en el Pizza Hut Park tendrá un sabor internacional a ellos con Arsenal FC que se ve las caras con el Club Bolivar de Bolivia a las 6:30PM, los gigantes brasileños Corinthians Paulista encara a los Tigres de México en un juego que probablemente decidira quién avanza a las súper semifinales del grupo.

Las semifinales sucederán la noche del Viernes en el Pizza Hut Park con la coronacion a los campeones de todos los grupos de su edad el Sábado y el Domingo dentro del estadio que sienta a 20,000 espectadores.

La Copa Dallas Dr Pepper es el torneo internacional más viejo de futbol juvenil en Estados Unidos, celebrando su edicion 32 en el 2011. La Copa Dallas contiene siete grupos de edades de Sub 19 al nivel Sub 13 y entretiene en el promedio más de 160,000 espectadores durante la semana. Desde su principio en 1980, la Copa Dallas ha sido anfitrión a equipos y árbitros de más de 45 estados, 100 países y 6

Si esta interesado en oportunidades de patrocinio con La Copa Dallas Dr Pepper o el "Dallas es Programa de Diversidad" contacte por favor a el Director Ejecutivo Gordon Jago en la oficina de la Copa Dallas a través del teléfono 214-221-3636 o a través de correo electrónico (