Top Clubs, players, coaches & scouts from around the world meet in Dallas for one of the best youth tournaments in the world ages U12-U19. The most competitive and international group is the U19 Gordon Jago Super Group, who in the last few years has had Manchester United, Arsenal & Barcelona. History shows that Brazilian and Mexican clubs do very well.
The History and Significance of the Dallas Cup
The Dallas Cup is not only renowned for its thrilling soccer matches, but it also has a rich history and tremendous significance in the world of youth soccer.
Since 1980, the Dallas Cup has been a showcase for the best young soccer talent from around the globe.
What began as a small competition with only a few participating teams has now grown into an international phenomenon, attracting teams from over 20 countries.
Throughout the years, the Dallas Cup has provided a platform for young players to gain exposure, catch the attention of scouts, and potentially launch their professional careers.
Beyond the talent on the field, the Dallas Cup has become a symbol of unity and cultural exchange.
As teams from diverse backgrounds come together, friendships are formed, and cultural barriers are broken down.
This melting pot of soccer enthusiasts fosters an environment that celebrates the global nature of the sport.
The Dallas Cup has also been a launching pad for many successful soccer clubs.
Countless professional players, including some of the game’s biggest stars, once showcased their skills on this very stage.
Stars like David Beckham, Raul, Pirlo, Rooney, Chicharito and Saka played here as teenagers, to name just a few.
The Dallas Cup serves as a testament to the tournament’s ability to showcase talent, propelling them towards the pinnacle of the sport.
Top-Performing Teams to Watch Out For
With each passing year, these teams have showcased their skills, determination, and a burning passion for the beautiful game.
From powerhouses that dominate the field to trendsetters who bring innovation and creativity to their gameplay, and even dark horses who surprise everyone with their underdog performances, the Dallas Cup has witnessed it all.
One team that consistently stands out in the Dallas Cup is the Barcelona Youth Academy, from the world-renowned FC Barcelona.
Also, Real Madrid’s youth teams have consistently delivered strong performances in the Dallas Cup.
The Dallas Texans Soccer Club is a local club that has done well.
Hailing from the host city itself, the Dallas Texans have regularly punched above their weight.
Another top team is the Ajax Youth Academy; this Dutch powerhouse continues to produce exceptional young players.
Dallas Cup U19 Super Group Champions
The Dallas Cup started in 1980, but the Super Group started in 1990 and they only offer the U19 age group.
Super Group Champions – U19:
- 2023 FC Midtjylland (Denmark)
- 2022 Panama National Team U20 (Panama)
- 2021 no super group
- 2020 no tournament due to covid
- 2019 Tigres (Mexico)
- 2018 Tigres (Mexico)
- 2017 FC Dallas U18 (USA)
- 2016 Everton FC (England)
- 2015 Coritiba FC (Brazil)
- 2014 River Plate (Argentina)
- 2013 Fulham FC (England)
- 2012 Coritiba FC (Brazil)
- 2011 Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) and Tigres (Mexico) – Co-Champions*
- 2010 Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Brazil)
- 2009 Sao Paulo (Brazil)
- 2008 Liverpool FC (England)
- 2007 Sao Paulo (Brazil)
- 2006 Dallas Texans (USA)
- 2005 Clube Atletico Paranaense (Brazil)
- 2004 Clube Atletico Paranaense (Brazil)
- 2003 Tigres (Mexico)
For the U13 – U18 groups you will see mostly American teams and will find that the Texas teams do really well.
Things to do in Dallas/Fort Worth
Depending on what part of Dallas, you can do some things both inside and outside.
If you’re in Frisco check out the FC Dallas facilities.
The Dallas Cowboys (NFL) and Texas Rangers (MLB) stadiums in Arlington.
The Dallas Stars (NHL) and Mavericks (NBA) are in Downtown Dallas.
Scheels is the biggest sports store in the world and is located in The Colony.
Your favorite skills training, Global Futbol Training is located in Flower Mound.
Look for Global Futbol Training
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