Everton FC (England), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Club Bolivar (Bolivia), Manchester United (England), Paris Saint-Germain (France), Tigres (Mexico), Seleccion Nacional de Mexico Sub-20 (Mexico) will be joined by Brazilian clubs Coritiba FC and EC Bahia, Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol and U.S. clubs FC Dallas and Dallas Texans as the participants in the 2012 Gordon Jago Super Group at Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII from April 1-8.
"To have such an excellent group of teams will provide the Dallas soccer fans the opportunity to see the very best of International youth soccer and the contrasting styles of South America, Europe, Asia and North American teams in the Super Group during the week-long tournament," Tournament Manager Randy Jones stated in a press release.
The Super Group tournament will play under a new format this year. The 16-team field of recent years will be reduced to 12 teams. The winners from the three four-team brackets will advance to the semifinals plus a wild card team with the next best record of all three brackets.