2012 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Gordon Jago Super Group
Executive Director Gordon Jago and Tournament Manager Randy Jones announced that the following teams have confirmed their participation in the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII to be played in Dallas 1 -8 April 2012. “Without a doubt The Strongest Super Group since I joined Dallas Cup in 2002”, stated Gordon Jago.
Everton FC (England), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Club Bolivar (Bolivia), Manchester United (England), Paris Saint-Germain (France), Tigres (Mexico), Seleccion Nacional de Mexico Sub 20 (Mexico) will be joined by Brazilian clubs Coritiba FC, EC Bahia and Japanese club, Kashiwa Reysol along with U.S. clubs FC Dallas and Dallas Texans as the U.S. representatives for the 2012 Gordon Jago Super Group at Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII.
“To have such an excellent group of teams will provide the Dallas soccer fans the opportunity to see the very best of International youth soccer and the contrasting styles of South America, Europe, Asia, and North American teams in the Super Group during the week long tournament”, stated Randy Jones.
The Super Group tournament will play under a new format this year. The 16 team group of recent years will be reduced to 12 teams. This decision by the Dallas Cup Competition Committee is in order to create a “wild card” opportunity. The winners from the three four-team brackets will advance to the semifinals plus a wild card team with the next best record of all three brackets.
Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth soccer tournament in the United States, celebrating its 33rd year in 2012. Dallas Cup contains seven age groups from U13 to U19 level and entertains on average more than 160,000 spectators during the week. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has played host to teams and referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents. Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII kicks off at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, April 1st, 2012 with the championship games taking place April 7 and 8.
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