Dallas Cup set for return this month after cancelation of 2020 event
DALLAS, Texas – The world-renowned Dallas Cup, which is the oldest youth soccer tournament in the United States, is set for an exciting return later this month.
Following the cancellation of the tournament for the first time in its four-decade history in 2020, Dallas Cup XLII will once again be played from Saturday, March 27 through Sunday, April 4 this spring.
The Boys component of the Dallas Cup will kick off March 28 and run through April 4. More than 230 boys teams from around the nation will vie for the prestigious “Boot and Ball” championship trophies in the U12-U19 age groups.
Historically, Dallas Cup participants are made up of about 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams, and 20% Dallas-area teams. Due to travel restrictions, the tournament will be unable to host the international teams the tournament has become accustomed to. While the tournament will certainly miss the international element, the 42nd edition of the tournament will still be packed with the exemplary clubs and academies that reside from all corners of the nation.
In addition to the boys tournament, the 2021 Dallas Cup marks the long-awaited return of girls divisions, with the inaugural Dallas Cup Girls Invitational presented by Mary Kay kicking off this year. Dallas Cup is thrilled to have Mark Kay as the Pioneer Partner for this exciting endeavor as it welcomes elite girls teams in the U16-U19 age brackets. Running concurrently with the boys tournament, the Dallas Cup Girls Invitational will be played March 27 through April 1.
Preliminary games will be played throughout the week at MoneyGram Soccer Park, the Classic League Soccer Complex at Richland College, and Toyota Soccer Complex. The finals will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The full tournament schedule is available here.