FRISCO, Texas -- Ross Barkley proved why he deserves a shot on Everton FC's first team.
The midfielder's header three minutes in proved to be the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Coritiba FC to open the Dallas Cup on Sunday afternoon at FC Dallas Stadium.
Barkley debuted with the first team in August, but the youngster is spending time with the academy for the international tournament.
Coritiba had plenty of chances late in the match but couldn't equalize.
Everton plays Japan's Kashiwa Reysol at noon Monday on Field 6.
Coritiba takes on Club Bolivar of Bolivia at the same time on Field 7.