Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII will kick off at FC Dallas Stadium on April 1 with a showcase tripleheader featuring six teams from five countries. FC Dallas will take on Manchester United on Opening Day.
The action gets started at 1:30 p.m. as 2011 English Premier Academy League champions Everton FC faces 2012 Copa Sao Paulo semifinalists from Brazil, Coritiba FC.
The second game features French Academy League champions Paris Saint-Germain against Mexico's U-20 national squad at 3:30 p.m. The 33rd Annual Welcome World Opening Ceremonies featuring all teams from all age groups will start at 6 p.m. setting the stage for a blockbuster final game.
2011 FA Youth Cup Champions and English powerhouse Manchester United will battle FC Dallas, the 2011 US Soccer Development Academy runners up and No. 1 rated club in the country, according to the recent U.S. Soccer evaluations.
The traditional Wednesday night matchups on April 4 will feature last year’s co-champions, Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, against Mexico's U-20 at 6:30 p.m.. FC Dallas sister club UANL Tigres of Mexico goes up against Manchester United at 8:30 p.m.
Championship weekend will kick off on Friday, April 6 with the Gordon Jago Super Group semifinals taking place at 6 and 8 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday will see the championship games of all age groups taking place on the stadium field.
Tickets for all stadium games are on sale now! Adult Value Pack $55.00 ($75.00 Value), Youth Value Pack $20.00 ($25.00 Value). Opening Day - Adult Tickets are $15 each and Opening Day –Youth Tickets are $5 each. Games will be played all week, free of charge, at FC Dallas Stadium complex and Richland College complex, but entry into all stadium games requires a ticket. Get the latest information about Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII, teams, schedules and more at www.dallascup.com.
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII April 1-8th, FC Dallas Stadium Super Group games are as follows:
Five Days at the Stadium-14 Great Games
Sunday - April 1st
1:30PM Everton vs. Cortiba FC
3:30PM Paris St. German vs. Mexico U20s
7:30PM Manchester United FC vs. FC Dallas Academy
Wednesday – April 4th
6:30PM Mexico U20s VS. Eintracht Frankfurt
8:30PM Manchester United FC vs. Tigres
Feature Games at FC Dallas Stadium-Friday, 6 April
6:00pmSuper Group Semi Final
8:00pmSuper Group Semi Final
Feature Games at FC Dallas Stadium-Saturday, 7 April
12:00pmUnder 13 Championship Match
2:00pmUnder 14 Championship Match
4:00pmUnder 15 Championship Match
Feature Games at FC Dallas Stadium-Sunday, 8 April
10:00amUnder 16 Championship Match
12:30pmUnder 17 Championship Match
3:00pmUnder 19 Championship Match
6:00pmSuper Group Championship Match
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. Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII kicks off at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, April 1st, 2012 with the championship games taking place April 7 and 8.