October 2, 2002-Dallas, Texas
There continues to be a lot of smiling faces in the Dallas Cup office as Executive Director Gordon Jago and Tournament Manager Randy Jones announced today that Manchester United of England will participate in Dallas Cup XXIV. They received the call this morning from Paul McGuinness of the Manchester United Youth Academy. We are delighted to be returning to the Dallas Cup once again said McGuinness. United will compete in Group D-Under 14 division for the April 13-20, 2003 tournament.
The Under 14 group, as well as the Under 12, Under 16, Under 17 and regular Under 19 group, is planned to have 28 teams with seven divisions of four teams. After the preliminary round, the seven division winners and one wild card team will advance to the quarter-final round. The week of tournament play will culminate with the U12 and U14 Championship matches on Saturday and all other finals on Easter Sunday.