Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII Saturday Preview

U13 Championship
Houstonians FC Red vs Nomads Academy 12PM at Pizza Hut Park

  • Houstonians FC Red is the little club that could. Took down some of the bigger name programs in this tournament
  • Nomads Academy is 1 of 2 SoCal clubs in today's final. This storied SoCal clubs have produced many of U.S. National team players as well as MLS players

U14 Championship
FC Dallas Premier vs Fullerton Rangers 2PM at Pizza Hut Park

  • Coach by FC Dallas Frank Molina this team is on path to join the Texas region Pre-Academy league. Ranked #4 nationally and #1 regionally. This is a designated team by FC Dallas built to identify future professionals
  • Fullerton Rangers, #2 Nationally and #2 Regionally. #1 Team South Bay Gunners fell in group stage play. Ami Pineda, Billy Adballah, and Dylan Smith have all been called in to the U.S. U14 Boys National Team.

U15 Championship
Solar SC vs FC Dallas Premier 4PM at Pizza Hut Park

  • There will be a North Texas Champion at the Dallas Cup. Solar SC 96 is a nationally ranked team coached by Kevin Smith. Zack Stavrou is the son of former Sidekick Nick Stavrou
  • FC Dallas Premier is a recent crowned 2011 US Youth National League U15 champion. #4 ranked nationally by Topdrawersoccer. This a derby match

U16 Semifinals
MTH PAC Tigres vs Estudiantes Tecos
CD Chivas Guadalajara vs PTSC Timber Wolves

  • Mt. Hamilton MTH PAC Tigres U15 Boys Team is Northern California Club. CYSA State Champions and US Youth Soccer Region IV Far West Regional Champions. They will be going up against a very strong Tecos team from Mexico
  • CD Chivas Guadalajara will be taken on little known PTSC Timber Wolves from Winnipeg, Canada. PTSC Timber Wolves took down MLS Academy Team Real Saltlake-AZ in a 4-3 thriller

U17 Semifinals
Brasilis FC vs Santa Clara Sporting
LD Alajuelense vs Tigres

  • There is still a Brazilian team on track for the finals. They will meet up the lone U.S. base team left in the U17 bracket SC Sporting.
  • LDA vs Tigres could be the match of the day. Tigres will face the strongest team to date. This game could easily have been the final.
U19 Semifinals
Ajax Gunners vs Solar Chelsea
Knowsley Youth vs CZ Elite

  • The last hurrah for the Ajax Gunners as this will be the ;ast trip for this team to the Dallas Cup. They will match-up with the last U.S. Soccer Development Academy team in this tournament
  • Barn Burner. Both Knowsley and CZ Elite have put up a ton of goals in their last few games which means, this game will end up to be 1-0.

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