DALLAS, Texas (Wednesday, Oct. 18) – The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States, has announced that Arsenal FC will represent the English Premier League at the 2018 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup. Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIX will mark the second tournament appearance for the historic club from London. They look to join Liverpool FC, Fulham FC, and Everton FC and become the fourth Premier League team to hoist the iconic Gordon Jago Super Group “Boot and Ball” trophy in the past ten years.
Arsenal hopes to build upon their first appearance in the elite bracket back in 2011, a team that advanced to the semi-finals, before bowing out to eventual champion Eintracht Frankfurt.
One of the most successful and popular teams in world soccer, Arsenal have won the second-most top flight matches in English soccer history, resulting in 13 league titles and a record 13 FA Cup Championships. Their success has led to enormous popularity worldwide, as the club ranks in the top 10 of world soccer in both overall value and number of followers.
At the academy level, Arsenal has proven to be equally successful, having won three U18 Premier League championships and seven FA Youth Cup championships. With the 2017/2018 U18 Premier League campaign underway, the Arsenal U18 side looks to improve upon last season when they finished runner-up to Chelsea FC.
Arsenal FC is the first team announced for the 2018 Gordon Jago Super Group. Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIX will be played March 25 through April 1, 2018.