FC Dallas will have a representative in every age bracket, including the elite boys 19U Gordon Jago Super Group
DALLAS, Texas (Friday, Feb. 10) – Dallas Cup, the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in North America, is proud to announce that the tournament’s host club, FC Dallas, will compete in each of the 13 age brackets in 2023, across both boys and girls divisions.
The 2023 Dallas Cup presented by Coca-Cola will kick off on April 2 and run through April 9, featuring boys 12 & Under up to the elite 19 & Under Gordon Jago Super Group. Heralded as one of the top MLS youth academies, FC Dallas boys teams already have a decorated history at Dallas Cup, winning eight “Boot & Ball” trophies, highlighted by their Super Group title in 2017 when they became the first and only MLS Academy side to win the elite bracket.
The 2017 Super Group team was spearheaded by the attack of current FC Dallas players Paxton Pomykal and Jesús Ferreira. The latter represented the United States at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, alongside fellow academy graduates and Dallas Cup alumni, Weston McKennie, Kellyn Acosta, and Shaq Moore.
In 2023, FC Dallas’ U19 MLS NEXT side will once again compete in the Gordon Jago Super Group. The competition will be tough as the elite bracket already features the likes of Spain’s Real Madrid, Premier League side Arsenal FC, Denmark’s FC Midtjylland, and a pair of multi-time Super Group champions São Paulo FC and Tigres, among others.
The boys’ tournament component will be played concurrently with the Dallas Cup Girls’ Invitational presented by Mary Kay which runs April 1 through April 7, featuring elite girls teams 15 & Under through 19 & Under. The FC Dallas girls hope to build on their success from the last Dallas Cup Girls’ Invitational, which will play its third edition this spring. In 2022, the FC Dallas Girls U15 and U19 ECNL sides hoisted the “Boot & Ball” championship trophies.
As Dallas Cup’s host club, more than 25 elite FC Dallas boys and girls teams will represent the club at the 2023 edition of the tournament. Additionally, FC Dallas families will remain instrumental to the success of Dallas Cup by providing hundreds of volunteer hours throughout tournament week, as well as providing room and board for many international participants through the tournament’s unique homestay program that promotes cultural exchange.
Local individuals and families that are interested in volunteering at the 2023 Dallas Cup and Dallas Cup Girls’ Invitational can visit the link here. With over 500 volunteers annually, newcomers are always welcomed and appreciated.
Fans and teams alike can learn more about the tournament by visiting www.DallasCup.org or following us on social media @dallascup.