Friday, April 22, 2011

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII Friday Preview

U16 Quarterfinals
MTH PAC Tigres vs FCB Escola Monterrey
CD Chivas Guadalajara vs Cosmos Academy West
PTSC Timber Wolves vs Real Salt Lake AZ
Estudiantes Tecos vs Houston Dynamo

  • CD Chivas is the Sub-15 Campeon of Mexico vs the Dallas Cup XXXI U15 Champions
  • U.S. Soccer Development Academies are carrying the torch in this division. This is one of the reason the Dallas Cup is big part of U.S. development. Testing yourself against foreign teams

U17 Quarterfinals
Brasilis FC vs CFI Guadalajara
Tigres vs Prepa Tec FB
Solar Chelsea U16 vs LD Alajuelense
West Side Metro Premier vs Santa Clara Sporting

  • U17 age group has been the class of this year's tournament. It is coming down to an exciting finishes as all the suspected top teams are on a collision coarse.
  • Tigres Sub-17 has been impressing everyone here this week. Uvaldo Luna of Tigres was called into the U18 U.S. National Team camp last year
  • Solar Chelsea is not just one of the top team in North Texas but in the USSDA

U19 Quarterfinals
Ajax Gunners vs Davis Legacy
Knowsley Youth vs Santos FC(USA)
CZ Elite vs Dallas Texans Red
Lewisham College vs Solar Chelsea

  • Most of the Toronto based Ajax Gunners have been playing together since they were 13. 2 players are heading to Purdue, 1 is off to Florida another player is off to University of Arkansas. At least 6 player have D1 scholarships .
  • Knowsley Youth had one of the comebacks of the tournament. Had to beat Davis Legacy by a 3 goal margin in the last game of the group play to arrive here in the knockout stage.
  • This time last year Jesus Gonzales was the U.S. U20 Squad here in the Dallas Cup. Pablo Cruz was with LAFC U18 Development Academy team. This dynamic duo is driving this solid CZ Elite deep into the tournament.

U19 Super Group Semifinals
Arsenal FC vs Eintracht Frankfurt
FC Dallas vs Tigres

  • Will Arsenal finally get a test? Frankfurt has been one of the top teams in group stage. After a controversial game against Coritiba, Eintracht is anchored by 2 German U18 National Team players, #4 Julian Dudda #8 Eric Wille
  • There are no Cinderella's in the final 4. All teams have been quality. Although this match-up is between a U.S. team vs Mexican team, both teams are stocked with U.S. youth national team members. Moises Orozco and his cousin Emilio along with the #10 Victor Garza are the anchors of this Tigres Sub-20 team.

U13 Semifinals
Houstonians FC Red vs Seleccion RCL Soccer

Nomads Academy vs Solar SC

  • Seleccion RCL won their Quarter's with an OT goal
  • Solar SC is still living up to their national ranking

U14 Semifinals
Oklahoma FC vs FC Dallas Premier

Andromeda SC White vs Fullerton Rangers

  • Fullerton Rangers also won their game against Lonestar SC with an OT goal 3-2
  • FC Dallas Premier is still playing at a high level

U15 Semifinals
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Solar SC
FC Golden State vs FC Dallas Premier

  • Chicago Fire DA jumped out early but it looks like the grind of the tournament caught up to them. Eintracht pulled away in the 2nd half
  • FC Dallas Premier is the US Youth Soccer national champions.

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