Thursday, January 5, 2012
Man U, PSG, Boca confirmed for Dallas Cup
English Premier League champions Manchester United, legendary French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and Argentine Primera Division champions Boca Juniors have been confirmed as participants in the Gordon Jago Super Group at Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII, which will run April 1-8.
Manchester United, 19-time Barclays Premier League Champions, returns to the Gordon Jago Super Group for the first time since 2006. Their previous appearance brought players such as Giuseppe Rossi, Darron Gibson and Jonny Evans to the Dallas Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain, two-time Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League winners, joins the Gordon Jago Super Group for the first time in tournament history. The only major club in Paris, the PSG academy has produced players such as Nicolas Anelka and is the current U19 and U17 French academy league champions.
Boca Juniors, arguably the most famous club of South America, boast an impressive trophy case with 25 Argentine championships, six Copa Libertadores titles and recently won the 2011 Argentine Primera Division championship on Dec. 4. Its famous academy has produced current Argentine National Team members Carlos Tevez, Nicolas Burdisso, Ever Banega and Fernando Gago.
Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth soccer tournament in the United States, celebrating its 33rd year in 2012. Dallas Cup contains seven age groups from U13 to U19 level and entertains on average more than 160,000 spectators during the week. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has played host to teams and referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents.