Teams face off on Opening Day
March 29, 2015 – Day One of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI
Select highlights from Opening Day
A 10 man FC Dallas 02B Central Premier could not the red card ejection, and lost to Angeles Soccer Elite. Josue Rodriguez scored the game winner five minutes into the second half for the lone goal of the game.
Club Mana from Mexico was able to come away with a tie in their game with North Texas’ Liverpool FC America 02 Boys Rush. The equalizer was an unfortunate own goal by a Liverpool player late in the first half.
Tigres UANL beat TSF Academy from New Jersey in Under 14 Bracket A action. Manuel Rodriguez scored two first half goals to give Tigres the victory in their opening game.
Houstonians FC scored 3 goals in 6 minutes, bookended by Kevin Gonzalez’s brace, to defeat Academia Venezolanan de Futbol, 3-0. Academina Venezolana had a player sent off shortly before the scoring started.
FC Dallas Youth 01 defeated Ravens Wood School from England 1-0. Joshua Stone scored the game winner with only 7 minutes left in the game to give his team the full 3 points.
FC Dallas Academy came from behind to defeat Maebashi FC from Japan, 2-1. Maebashi’s Uchijima Ryuya found the back of the net in the 11th minute to open the scoring. But FC Dallas Academy tied the score on Brayan Padilla’s goal in the 62nd minute. Jesus Ferreira, son of former FC Dallas star David Ferreira, secured the three points for his team with the game winning goal in extratime.
Two goals, a minute apart, was the difference in Solar Chelsea’s Academy 2-1 win over F.C. Hertha Berlin. Allen Hernandez scored the tying goal in the 57th minute and Trent Dreyer got the game winning goal in the 58th.
Eddie Sanchez scored the game-winning goal at the final minute of the game to give his FC Dallas East team a 1-0 victory ove Angeles Soccer Elite from Mexico.
Under 16 adidas Young Champions
At MoneyGram Soccer Park UNAM Pumas of Mexico secured 3-points in their opening Bracket A game against Houston Express Navy. Pumas scored a goal in each half to take a 2-0 lead. A 77th minute consolation goal by Express player Samuel Adeniron was not enough, and the game ended 2-1 in favor of Pumas. In other Bracket A news, Chicago Fire Raiders Elite was able to overcome an early goal by FBSL Tuzos Pachuca, for a 2-1 victory.
In a goal-fest, McAllen Dynamo were able to sneak out a 4-3 victory over Waitakere City F.C. in a goal-fest. Waitakere led 2-0 after just 13 minutes, but the Dynamo was able to storm back thanks to Erick Jimenez’s hat-trick.
Virginia’s Loudoun SC Red’s Dorion Dixon scored in the first minute of the game vs. Simi Valley SC Eclipse to help propel his team for a 3-0 victory. Jacob Labovitz scored twice for the victors.
Four different scorers propelled FC Dallas Premier to a 4-0 victory over Mexican side, Dorados Inter Chih. In other Bracket F news, Crossfire Premier Pre-Academy scored on their first three shots on goal to open up a 3-0 first half lead over SAC Real. SAC Real was able to get on the scoreboard in the 50th minute, but it wasn’t enough as the game ended 3-1.
The Dallas Texans Developmental Academy scored twice in each half to secure a 4-0 win over GSA Force FC.
2014 U16 Dallas Cup finalist, FC Dallas Premier, started their 2015 tournament on the right foot by securing a 1-0 win over Coerver Coaching Excellence Squad from Singapore. Luis ZuaZua scored the game’s lone goal.
Mexico’s Monterrey Rayados’ goal in the first minute was all the scoring they needed, as they defeated FBSL Real Tuzos from Arizone 3-0. In other Bracket A news, Sporting Blue Valley from Kansas only needed William Boatman’s goal in 1st minute of the second half, for their 3-0 victory over England’s Liverpool Foundation College.
The two goals in two minutes that Santos Laguna scored was the difference in their 2-0 victory over Arsenal FC Twinstars Acadmey from Minnesota. Maebashi Ikuei defeated Aomaden FC Mercury Green in the other Bracket B game.
In what was the highest scoring game of the day, Ohio Premier defeated Gallos Blancos Queretaro FC from Mexico, 5-4. Premier held a 5-2 advantage until Queretaro scored 2 late goals to make it a one-goal game late.
Knowsley Youth secured a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake Elite to start their tournament. It is the 26th consecutive Dallas Cup tournament for the club from England.