Dallas Cup canceled for first time in tournament’s 40-year history
For the first time in the 40-year history of the Dallas Cup international youth soccer tournament, the event has been canceled.
Continue reading for the full statement released today:
DALLAS, Texas – Given the current situation with the novel COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Dallas Cup has been canceled.
The health of our participants, volunteers, and spectators is of paramount importance. Over the last several weeks, we have been following the guidelines and recommendations of the WHO, the CDC, and local health authorities in order provide a safe environment during the tournament. As such, due to the rapid acceleration of the coronavirus in our area, and also in the communities of both our domestic and international teams and referees, the cancellation of this year’s tournament is necessary to help keep our communities as safe as possible.
This will mark the first time in the Dallas Cup’s 40 year history that the tournament will not be played.
There are no plans at this time to postpone this year’s tournament to a later date. Instead, we will immediately start taking the necessary steps to ensure we will be able to hold Dallas Cup in 2021.
We thank all of our sponsors and partners for supporting us and working with us through this difficult time.