The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States, concluded Sunday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The champions of the Gordon Jago Super Group, Under 19, Under 18, Under 17, Under 16, and Under 12 divisions were determined, capping off the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup’s 40th Anniversary Tournament.
Under 16 Championship
The Under 16 Dallas Cup champion was decided on Sunday morning in a matchup between north Texas side Solar SC and Toronto FC Academy. Goals were hard to come by in this one, as the match remained scoreless into the second half. In the 64th minute, Toronto FC’s Kosi Thompson broke the tie, blasting a shot into the right side of the net. The Thompson goal proved to be the lone goal of the match as Toronto FC Academy claimed the U15 title. Toronto FC Academy is just the fifth team from Canada to win a “Boot and Ball” trophy, and the first since 1988.
Under 12 Championship
The Under 12 championship between Toronto FC Academy and FC Dallas Academy South was played on Sunday morning at the Toyota Soccer Center at 11am. Lucas Lima scored the first goal of the match for Toronto FC. Dylan Vanney added a brace with goals in the 55th and 58th minute for Toronto FC. The match finished with the score of 3-0, as Toronto FC U12 Academy joined their Under 16 academy side on the list of 2019 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup champions.
About Dr Pepper Dallas Cup:
Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States. Consisting of age groups from U12 to U19, Dallas Cup averages more than 100,000 spectators during tournament week. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has hosted teams and referees from across 48 states, six continents and more than 100 countries.