Thursday, April 21, 2011

Knockout Stage. U13-U15 Thursday Quarterfinal Preview 4/21

After 4 long days of grinding away, we arrive at the next stage of the Dallas Cup. Some news and notes for today's games all at 4:00pm CST at Pizza Hut Park

U13 Quarterfinal
Houstonians FC Red vs Solar SC Red
Nomads Academy vs Beach FC
Cosmos Academy West vs Solar SC
Selección RCL Soccer vs Sparta Premier

  • Both Solar teams made it through group stage with Solar SC Red getting the Wild card Slot
  • Two powerhouse SoCal clubs is no stranger to the Dallas Cup. Cosmos Academy has been dominating the lower age groups the last 2 years. 2002 Nomad Academy u13 boasted alumni of Eric Avila, Gabriel and Michael Farfan
  • Selección RCL Soccer, the comeback game of the bracket. Score 2 goals in the last 5 minute against the #1 ranked South Bay Gunners to snatch knockout stage slot. Selección RCL is an all-star team from Monterrey, Mexico

U14 Quarterfinal
Oklahoma FC vs Texas Rush Nike
Fullerton Rangers vs Lonestars Pre-USSF Academy
Andromeda SC White vs Solar SC Red
Dallas Texans Red vs FC Dallas Premier

  • All Southern quarter's with Fullerton Rangers the lone west coast representative. The Rangers is ranked #2 in the nation per Topdrawersoccer and has 3 players in the u14 U.S. boys national team.
  • Player of interest: FC Dallas has been very active in evaluating and recruiting talent in the North Texas area. One of the sought after player is a 98' playing on this 97 FC Dallas Premier team playing in the U14(96) division. Checkout # 14

U15 Quarterfinal
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chicago Fire Juniors DA
FC Golden State vs India U15 National Team
West Pines United FC Premier Black vs FC Dallas Premier
Milan FC vs Solar SC

  • Eintracht Frankfurt's continue excellence. Our German friend keeps braining quality teams year after year.
  • FC Dallas Premier and Solar SC are both highly ranked nationally
  • Sporting SC left the door open on Wednesday and the India U15 National Team promptly step through it with 1-0 victory taking the Bracket G title. The India U15 National Team plays an attractive 1-2 combo and discipline game

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