One of the best aspect of the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the opportunity of seeing the future stars of soccer. Are You Next? is the question we ask all the players that come to the Dallas Cup. Each year, Who is ready to go to the next level putting their names alongside the likes of Demspey, Chicharito; Rooney in Dallas Cup history? Dallas Cup sees the transformation of past Dallas Cup players into the next generation of stars. Dr Pepper Dallas Cup has chosen four players representing countries of Brazil, Mexico; England and U.S.A. for having a breakout year.
England - Ross Barkley Everton FC
Ross Barkley was part of the 2012 Everton FC Super Group squad. One of the first surprises of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII, Ross had already received 1st team call-ups by then manager David Moyes. It didn't take 5 minutes watching Ross play to see the raw talent he possessed. Under current Everton manager Roberto Martinez, Ross Barkley has been given the opportunity to drive the 1st team attack. His performance has garnered high praise and a senior England National Team call-up by Roy Hodgson. Runner-up: Adnan Januzaj 2013 Manchester United
Brazil - Lucas Silva Cruzeiro EC
Lucas Silva Borges was part of the 2010 Gordon Jago Super Group Championship team Cruzeiro EC. The 20 year old eanred a regular starting XI position in Cruzeiro EC 2013 Brasileirão Championship campaign. Lucas along with the other up and coming players from the 2010 Dallas Cup Championship squad will be anchoring many future Cruzeiro's Brazilian Brasileirão campaigns.
Mexico - Luis Angel Mendoza Club America
Nick name "Quik" Mendoza, Luis Mendoza captured the 2002 Dallas Cup Under-12 Championship with CF Monterrey. Luis has had an incredible year under former Club America and current Mexico Nationa Team manager, Miguel Herrera. He received his first Mexican National Team call-up and was a key piece in Club America's success in this years Liga MX campaign. Luis made major strides in his career for both club and country.
U.S.A - Luis Gil Real Salt Lake
20 year old Luis Gil has made steady progress through the U.S. youth national team program as well as Real Salt Lake's academy and first team. One of the most talented technical players in the U.S. youth system, Luis came to the Dallas Cup in 2011 with RSL Academy. The common theme in the 3 of the 4 breakout stars were; they all were part of teams that progressed all the way to their league finals. Luis started in all RSL post season games and earned the trust of RSL manager Jason Kreis. Runner-up: Paul Arriola Club Tijuana