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Dallas Cup Super Group crowns co-champs

4/24/2011

FRISCO, Texas -- For the first time in its 32-year history, the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup crowned co-champions in the Gordon Jago Super Group.

The title match featuring Tigres of Monterrey, Mexico, and Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany was cancelled in the 66th minute by a thunderstorm Sunday night at Pizza Hut Park.

The match was tied 1-1 when the teams were pulled off the field at 7:27 p.m.

After a wait of an hour and 15 minutes with persistent lightning, it was announced the two sides would be declared co-champions.

Moises Orozco nodded in the Tigres goal from short range in the final minute of the first half, set up by the cross from Jose Campoy.

Dustin Ernst equalized on a penalty kick just before play was halted.

In other title matches Sunday:

U19: No Dallas Cup age group champion celebrated with the gusto of U19 winner Knowsley Youth.

The club, from suburban Liverpool, England, wanted to soak up its 4-2 victory over Ajax Gunners from Ajax, Canada, for as long as possible before leaving the field.

Knowsley, a fixture in the Dallas Cup every year since 1991, was rewarded for its persistence with its first title.

Adam Black, Paul Mooney and Steve Tames scored goals for Knowsley, which also benefited from an own goal.

Sebastian Arangio and Zachary Mbolekwa scored for Ajax.

U17: Weariness, and a bench shortened by injury, caught up with Santa Clara Sporting in a 2-0 loss to Tigres from Monterrey, Mexico, in the U17 final.

“We didn’t have any more legs,’’ said Sporting defender Andre Alvarez. “We tried. We played our hearts out, but it just wasn’t there.’’

Tigres needed just three minutes to go in front. Isaac Martinez tucked a 16-yard strike in the upper-left corner of the net for a 1-0 lead.

About 10 minutes before intermission, Tigres struck for a second time when Uvaldo Luna found himself unmarked 10 yards in front of the goal.

 

U16: The U16 final matched two teams from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Estudiantes Tecos edged CD Guadalajara Chivas on Daniel Arambul’s overtime goal, 3-2.

Tecos was a perfect 6-0 on the way to its title, having knocked off defending U16 champion Houston Dynamo USSF Academy, 4-2, in a quarterfinal and squeezing past San Jose, Calif., entry MTH PAC Tigres, 3-2, in a semifinal.