Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Headlines Soccer Week in North Texas

The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, the most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States, is pleased to headline Soccer Week in North Texas. Starting next week, North Texas will host several high-profile, international soccer events, bringing in players, scouts, fans, coaches, and referees from around the world.



From its humble beginnings in 1980, when 32 teams from four nations gathered for the inaugural tournament, the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup has since become recognized as one of the premier international youth soccer tournaments in the world. For 35 years, the Dallas Cup has been a key development platform for the best youth players of soccer’s elite clubs from all corners of the United States and around the world.


The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is pleased to join with adidas, Major League Soccer, and FC Dallas to create Soccer Week in North Texas. Next week, the eyes of college coaches, professional scouts, fans of youth soccer, and soccer fans in general, all looking to spot the rising stars in youth soccer, will turn their attention to North Texas.

North Texas has long been considered one of the leading regions of youth soccer in the United States, and that reputation continues to grow with the addition of Soccer Week in North Texas. Here is a list of all the soccer happenings taking place this week in the area.


Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI

March 29 – April 5

188 teams from 17 countries will compete in eight age groups for the iconic “Boot and Ball” trophy. Highlighting this year’s Dr Pepper Dallas Cup will be the 2014 Gordon Jago Super Group Champion River Plate, the Dallas Cup debut of Spanish side Valencia CF, and the return of the U18 Premier League Champion Everton. River Plate will start the defense of their championship against Everton at the historic Cotton Bowl on Opening Day, immediately following the Dallas Cup Parade of Nations.


Major League Soccer

March 28

Led by Dr Pepper Dallas Cup alumni Chris Seitz, Zach Loyd, Moises Hernandez and Victor Ulloa, FC Dallas is currently atop the Major League Soccer standings at 3-0. They look to extend their streak on Saturday when they take on the Seattle Sounders at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.


Generation adidas Cup

March 29 – April 4

The Dallas Cup will co-host, along with FC Dallas, Major League Soccer’s Generation adidas Cup, the annual U17 MLS Developmental Academy tournament. The 2015 edition of the Generation adidas Cup will be played at the Toyota Soccer Complex in Frisco, and will feature 18 MLS academy teams and 10 international teams competing in two different brackets – the Champions Bracket and the Premier Bracket.


Generation adidas Cup – 7v7

April 2 – April 4

Select U12 MLS pre-academy and international teams will be competing in the inaugural U12 Generation adidas Tournament. Taking place at Toyota Soccer Complex, MLS, adidas, FC Dallas, and the Dallas Cup have joined to present this unique 7v7 tournament.


adidas Young Champions

March 29 – April 5

For the second year in a row, adidas and UEFA have partnered with the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup to select a representative team from the United States for the Young Champions International tournament to be played in Berlin, Germany as part of the lead-up celebration of the UEFA Champions League Final.  Seven players, picked from all US-based teams that are competing in the U16 Dallas Cup age group, will be chosen to represent the United States in the international 5v5 tournament.


CONCACAF Referee Symposium Presented by Comex/Futline

April 2

CONCACAF, soccer’s governing body for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, will once again partner with the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup to host an international referee symposium during Dallas Cup. Tournament officials will have the opportunity to receive elite referee training from current FIFA referee instructors through the highest level presentations in the confederation.


North Texas Soccer Week by the Numbers


2                      Stadiums

3                      Soccer Complexes

5                      FIFA Regions Represented: CONCACAF, UEFA, COMEMBOL, AFC, and OFC

19                    Hotels

32                    Soccer Fields

34                    International Professional Academy Teams

41                    Countries Represented

80                    International Teams

200+                Referees

250+                Professional and College Scouts

1,500+             Volunteers

4,800+             Youth Soccer Players

100,000+         Expected Cumulative Attendance

$13,000,000+ Local Economic Impact of Soccer Week in North Texas









2015 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Added to Gordon Jago Super Group

Current U19 Bundesliga Champion to compete in elite Super Group

Select Gordon Jago Super Group Games to be Streamed

Two Opening Day Gordon Jago Super Group games to be streamed live on DallasCup.com

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup to Host Referee Symposium

Referees from around the globe to participate

Dallas Cup announces the creation of the June Jago Memorial Fund

Created in memory of the late wife of Gordon Jago, the fund will benefit and bring awareness to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation.

Views From the Other Side of the Pond

Former Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Board of Directors President, Toby Toler, visits Manchester, England and finds a Dallas Cup connection.

FC Dallas Interviews Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Executive Director Andy Swift

Checkout Daniel Robertson's interview with Executive Director Andy Swift

Arena Soccer World Cup Visits North Texas

Mexico vs. Germany will kick off the double header on March 21st

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Nine Dallas Cup Alumni Drafted in First Two Rounds of MLS SuperDraft

Khiry Shelton, drafted #2 overall, is first selection ever for expansion NYCFC

CONCACAF U-20 Championships Kick Off

Numerous Dallas Cup alumni hope to advance to 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup

In-N-Out Burger Named Official Burger of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI

In-N-Out to provide free burgers at Dr Pepper Dallas Cup

Next Generation of U.S. Wunderkinds

Is a U.S. Golden Generation on the horizon?

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup helps local radio station with tour of Wembley

The Dallas Cup helped facilitate a tour of Wembley Stadium for the Musers of 1310 The Ticket. See how the tour went.

Lee Nguyen (DC '05) Wins MLS Player of the Month for October

The impressive month from the former Dallas Texan's midfielder, has the New England Revolution dreaming of lifting the MLS Cup.

Spanish Legend, Raul (DC '94), Signs with N.Y. Cosmos

Twenty years after he turned heads at Dallas Cup XV, Spanish legend Raul returns to the U.S. to play for the N.Y. Cosmos of the NASL.

Boys & Girls Club Benefit from local Dallas Cup Champions

Dr Pepper contributes to local charity thanks to U17 Champion, FC Dallas Gold

Gordon Jago’s 30th Anniversary

Thirty years ago he came to Dallas on a handshake deal to coach the Sidekicks

USMNT Opens 2018 World Cup Cycle

Eight Dallas Cup alumni play in 1-0 victory over Czech Republic

Landon Donovan (DC '99) Set to Retire at End of MLS Season

Read how you can send your own message of thanks directly to Landon.

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Alumni: Transfer Watch

Check-out all the former Dallas Cup participants' transfer moves

Texans for 2018 U.S. Men's World Cup Team

Texans may play a big part in U.S. Men's National Team future

Congrats to the 2014 Ken Smith Memorial Day Tournament Winners

See which winners have automatically qualified for the 2015 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup.

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Photographers

Thank You Photographers for capturing the unforgettable images of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXV

ESPN Deportes Highlights River Plate's Championship journey

See video highlights from all five River Plate Dallas Cup games

The secret of our success

Quality referees bring quality teams