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Global Mar 25, 2016

Dallas Cup semifinalists determined in Gordon Jago Super Group

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(Via Dallas Cup) – The Gordon Jago Super Group teams battled it out on the field on Thursday in Dr Pepper Dallas Cup action to determine who would advance to the semifinal games at Toyota Stadium on Friday, March 25.

The first game featured a match between Everton FC and Real Salt Lake. Everton came into the game needing a win and goals to claim Bracket B. Callum Lees got the scoring going in the 26th minute after Real Salt Lake was unable to clear the ball on a corner kick by firing the loose ball past the keeper. The score remained 1-0 until the 71st minute when Everton doubled their lead. Nathan Broadhead stepped into the box and curled the ball into the back of net beautifully. In the 86th minute, Everton’s Delial Brewster tacked on one more. He broke through the RSL defense and finished confidently to make the score 3-0. Real Salt Lake got a late consolation goal from Jesus Avelar in the 90th minute, but the score ended 3-1 in favor of Everton FC. The win gave Everton the Bracket B title and a spot in Friday’s semifinal game.

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The second game at the Cotton Bowl was an international matchup between Mexico’s CF Monterrey and English side, Fulham FC. This hard fought match was scoreless into the second half. Fulham’s Stephen Humphrys scored the first goal of the match in the 61st minute when he broke into the box, used his left foot, and guided the ball perfectly off the right post and into the net. Twenty minutes later, Monterrey demonstrated some great team play when a well-timed cross into the box found the head of Jaime Ramos in the 82nd minute to level the game. The match ended 1-1 with each team receiving their final point of Super Group bracket play. The tie was enough to send Fulham to the semifinals while eliminating CF Monterrey.

Fluminense claimed the Bracket C title with a win over Queretaro in earlier action. That result meant that the winner of the FC Dallas vs. Middlesbrough match would advance to the semifinals as the Wildcard. FC Dallas would claim that spot with a stoppage time goal by Devin Vega, as he pounced on a loose ball in the box and neatly slotted it into the left corner of the goal.

Friday’s semifinal matchups will see Brazilian side Fluminense play Fulham FC of England at 6 p.m., while fellow English side Everton FC will match up against FC Dallas at 8 p.m. Games will be Friday, March 25 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.