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Boys Mar 29, 2018

Semifinal matchups set for Dallas Cup’s Gordon Jago Super Group

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DALLASTexas (Via Dallas Cup) – The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup concluded group play on Wednesday in the Gordon Jago Super Group determining which teams advanced to the semi-finals.

The Super Group semi-finals will take place at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

Gordon Jago Super Group Semi-Finals – Friday, March 30

4:00pm or

7:00pm

Manchester United (ENG) vs. Arsenal (ENG)
4:00pm

or

7:00pm

Tigres (MEX)  vs. CF Monterrey (MEX)

**Times for each time matchup will be announced Thursday, March 29

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Bracket A

At 2pm, Mexico’s Tigres faced off against Toronto FC in a nationally televised match on Univision Deportes Network. Tigres’ Jesus Garza, David Ayala, and Adrian Garza scored to get the Mexican side off to a 3-0 lead. Columbian Arlex Hurtado tacked on a pair of late goals for Tigres in the 88th and 90th minute as Tigres cruised to a comfortable 5-1 win.

Manchester United and Japan’s Higashi Fukuoka squared off at 5pm as part of Wednesday’s triple-header at the Cotton Bowl. It was all United in the match as they overmatched the Japanese side, winning 8-0. Nishan Burkhart scored a hat-trick. Joshua Bohui and Mason Greenwood each scored a pair of goals as well.

The large margin of victory helped Manchester United sneak atop the Bracket A table. Tigres will advance to the semi-finals also as the best second place finisher.

TEAM NAME GP W L D GF GA PTS
Manchester United 3 2 0 1 11 2 7
Tigres 3 2 0 1 9 3 7
Toronto FC 3 1 2 0 6 11 3
Higashi Fukuoka 3 0 2 1 3 6 1

Bracket B

The first Super Group game of the day was a nationally televised clash between CF Monterrey and Atlanta United at 12pm. Monterrey jumped out to an early lead when Jose Alvarado tucked away the opening goal of the match in the 5th minute. After Atlanta tied the game up at 1-1, Monterrey’s Daniel Lajud and Jaziel Martinez answered with two goals just minutes apart to put them ahead 3-1. Rayados went on to win the match 3-2, remaining undefeated in group play as they punched their ticket to the semi-finals.

Two-time Super Group champion EC Vitoria from Brazil and Spain’s Real Oviedo squared off at 2:30 at the Cotton Bowl. EC Vitoria jumped ahead early with Vicente Luz bagging a first half hat-trick. Ruan Vitor added a brace as the Brazilian side secured a 7-1 win.

TEAM NAME GP W L D GF GA PTS
CF Monterrey 3 3 0 0 8 5 9
EC Vitoria 3 1 1 1 8 3 4
Real Oviedo 3 1 2 0 6 11 3
Atlanta United 3 0 2 1 3 6 1

Bracket C

At MoneyGram Park, defending Super Group champions FC Dallas matched up against Liga MX side Queretaro FC. Just 3 minutes into the game, Queretaro’s Gabriel Zanatta put Los Gallos Blancos ahead 1-0. FC Dallas’ Chris Richards netted the equalizer in the 52nd minute to make the game 1-1. Neither team was able to break through the opposing defense in the last third of the game as the match ended in a 1-1 draw with both teams picking up a point in the standings.

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The 7:30pm match at the Cotton Bowl featured a matchup between the Premier League’s Arsenal FC and Red Bull Brasil out of São Paulo. The final Super Group match of the day went into halftime scoreless. In the 52nd minute Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun scored the opening goal of the match. Red Bull Brasil’s Danilo Albuquerque picked up the tying goal in the 71st minute. The final whistle blew with the match locked in a 1-1 draw.

Arsenal advanced through to the semi-finals on “Goals Scored Tie-Breaker”.

TEAM NAME GP W L D GF GA PTS
Arsenal 3 1 0 2 3 2 5
Queretaro FC 3 1 0 2 2 1 5
FC Dallas 3 0 1 2 3 4 2
Red Bull Brasil 3 0 1 2 2 3 2

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