(Via Premier International Tours) – Two of the top international youth soccer tournaments in the United States – the Dallas International Girls Cup and the IberCup USA – will be played alongside each other for the first time this year, from April 12-16, 2017.
Tournament games will take place at three of the top soccer facilities in the Dallas area including the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex, home of the Dallas Texans. Both events will be managed by Premier International Tours, a soccer travel company specializing in organizing trips and youth soccer experiences around the world.
The Dallas International Girls Cup has 116 teams confirmed playing in the U12–U18 age groups, and the IberCup USA has over 60 teams confirmed playing in the U9-U13 age groups.
Between the two tournaments, the event as a whole will host approximately 180 teams representing 20 different nations, playing in front of more than 80 college coaches.
The Dallas International Girls Cup is hosted by one of the most successful youth soccer clubs in the U.S., the Dallas Texans. Top teams in the Dallas International Girls Cup will represent Mexico, including Pumas-UNAM and the Mexican National Team; Canada, Ottawa South United; and Europe. Professional clubs such as Chelsea FC and Blackburn Rovers (England), AIK Stockholm (Sweden), Fortuna Hjorring, IF Lyseng, and Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold (Denmark), as well as teams from the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, and Australia will be competing. Top American teams competing include: Top Hat (GA), Colorado Storm (CO), San Diego Surf (CA), and Crossfire Premier (OR). The top Dallas-local teams include the Dallas Texans, FC Dallas, and Solar.
This is the first IberCup USA tournament to be hosted in Dallas. Top teams participating include Dallas Texans, FC Dallas, Solar Chelsea (TX), Met Oval (NY), Colorado Storm (CO), and Orlando City SC (FL), as well as professional youth clubs from Liverpool FC (England), Manchester City (England), Atletico Madrid (Spain), Santos Laguna (Brazil), RSC Anderlecht (Belgium) and a regional selection team from FA Poland.
The Dallas International Girls Cup and IberCup USA will officially kick off Tuesday night, April 11 with an opening ceremony for competing clubs, featuring a guest speaker and live performances.