Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII Sunday Preview

Championship Sunday is a day of old friends for the Dallas Cup.
If there is a theme for this year's tournament, it's some of our long time Dallas Cup friends have reach the finals.

U16 Championship - 12pm
Estudiantes Tecos Vs CD Chivas Guadalajara

  • Who will be the next "Chicharito" Hernandez or "Cubo" Torres. CD Chivas lost in a heartbreaking U15 final last year against Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • Estudiantes Tecos has had no problem scoring in this tournament but they have to stop one of the highest scoring teams in this year's U16 bracket, CD Chivas.

U17 Championship - 2pm
Santa Clara Sporting vs Tigres

  • Santa Clara Sporting have been coming to the Dallas Cup for years. You'll always see attractive team football. They will be the lone U.S. representative in today's Championship Sunday quadruple-header.
  • Tigres Sub-17 like their SUb-20 have been the class of their bracket. Spotted at their U17 semi-final game was U.S. U20 coach Thomas Rongen.

U19 Championship - 4pm
Ajax Gunners vs Knowsley Youth

  • Knowsley Youth is a team sponsored by the Knowsley City Council in Liverpool. They are also a long time attendee of the Dallas Cup. They have brought one of the best teams in years with a high scoring offense and scrappy English play.
  • The benefit of playing together for years is team work. Ajax Gunners looks to be in top form peaking at the right time.

U19 Super Group Championship- 6pm
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tigres

  • When you see names like Arsenal, Barcelona and Corinthians, you don't think of Eintracht and Tigres in the same vein. But, that is why we play the game. In group play,it was apparent early Eintracht and Tigres were every bit as good and better than the big names. Eintracht have been solid and will have to go against one of the best team in this tournament with strong home crowd behind them.

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