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14 May 5:05 pm

FC Dallas Youth was well-represented at the 2013 North Texas State Cup that took place over Mother's Day weekend. FCDY had 11 teams advance to the semifinals of the tournament, seven teams make it to the championship match, and four teams win State Championships. Below is a list of all the FC Dallas Youth teams that advanced to the knockout rounds and how they finished in the tournament:

Team Coach Division Finish
02 Girls Premier Matt Grubb U-11 Girls Championship
01 Boys Premier Jose Pino U-12 Boys Championship
01 Boys Gabby Gentile U-12 Boys Semifinalist
00 Girls Ben Waldrum U-13 Girls Semifinalist
00 Boys East Darrin Hedges U-13 Boys Finalist
99 Girls South Blue Luis ZuaZua U-14 Girls Finalist
99 Boys Guillermo Lopez U-14 Boys Finalist
98 Boys Premier Gabby Gentile U-15 Boys Championship
97 Boys Central Francisco Arias U-16 Boys Championship
96 Boys Premier Scott Dymond U-17 Boys Semifinalist
95 Boys Premier Scott Dymond U-18 Boys Semifinalist

Congratulations go out to all FC Dallas Youth teams that qualified for the 2013 North Texas State Cup and good luck to the teams that advanced to the U.S. Youth Soccer Region III tournament in Edmond, Oklahoma.

14 December 4:10 pm

Late last month, the FC Dallas U-14 ECNL team traveled to San Diego, California to play some of the best competition in the nation and watch the Women’s College Cup Final Four. The FC Dallas ladies played the number one team in the country and two other top Southern California teams at the event.

"Through this outstanding level of competition, [the team] was able to gain some valuable experience that will be vital as they make a push to qualify for the national championships," said head coach Matt Grubb.

In order to do that, the FC Dallas U-14s must finish in the top two out of 10 teams in the ECNL Texas conference.

In addition to the intense competition and high-quality level of play, the team was also able to see the NCAA Division I College Cup semifinals and finals. They saw both semifinal matches between Stanford and North Carolina, and Penn State and Florida State, respectively on Friday, November 30.

"Both semifinal matches were decided in overtime on some spectacular goals," said Grubb. "They saw players like Christine Nairn, Maya Hayes, Crystal Dunn, Satara Murray, and our own [former FCDY players] Alina Garciamendez and Chioma Ubogagu as well as several others that have national team experience playing at a blistering pace and with the utmost creativity and flare."

In the final on Sunday, December 2, the girls watched UNC beat Penn State 4-1.

"This trip for the ladies will prove to be a great experience," said Grubb, "to help them raise their level of play and emulate some of the college greats in hopes of one day competing at the same level."

13 December 10:03 am

Registration is now open for the third annual adidas FC Dallas College Showcase presented by AdvoCare, returning to the FC Dallas Stadium Complex March 9-10, 2013.

REGISTER HERE

The adidas FC Dallas College Showcase presented by Advocare is limited to U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-18/19 Boys and Girls Teams. Coaches representing NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA programs, as well as Junior Colleges will be in attendance. Each College/University coach who attends the event will be provided with a player resume book detailing each player’s academic and athletic data. 

READ: Coaches praise club and complex at 2012 FC Dallas College Showcase

In 2012, 180 college coaches attended the College Showcase, and even more are expected to flock to Frisco in 2013.

Format and Cost: Each team will have the option to play two or three 80 minute matches. The cost for two matches is $650 and the cost for three matches is $850. The cost includes parking at the FC Dallas Stadium Complex.  In order to comply with NCAA recruiting rules, points will be awarded for each game to determine a bracket winner, but no awards will be presented.

Team Requirements: Each U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 team is allowed a maximum of 22 players with five guest players per roster.  However, only 18 players will be allowed to participate in each game. Each U-15  team is allowed a maximum of 18 players with five guest players per roster.

Hotels: Out of town teams are required to stay in an FC Dallas College Showcase designated hotel. The list of hotels can be seen here.

Other Important Information: Instructions for completing player profiles, schedules, field maps, hotel information, and all other pertinent information regarding the weekend’s events will be made available on the adidas FC Dallas College Showcase presented by Advocare web page here.

Contacts: For more information, contact FC Dallas College Director Scott Dymond (469.365.0206) or Girls Director of Coaching Chris Ring (214.704.1063).

26 November 1:34 pm

FC Dallas hosted the second annual Bobby Rhine Invitational presented by MoneyGram this past weekend on the Complex at FC Dallas Stadium. The tournament tripled in growth from the 2011 edition, with more than 60 teams competing in Frisco over the Thanksgiving weekend for a chance to qualify for the prestigious Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV. The four age-eligible champions and one out-of-town finalist quaified for next year's Dallas Cup by virtue of their performances at the Bobby Rhine Invitational. FC Dallas would like to congratulate all five teams that qualified for Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV and thank every team that participated in the 2012 Bobby Rhine Invitational presented by MoneyGram for helping to carry on Rhine's legacy of growing the sport in the DFW area.

Under-16 Division

Champion - FC Dallas Blue
Finalist - FC Dallas El Paso Red*

Under-15 Division

Champion - FC Dallas El Paso Red
Finalist - Solar Chelsea U-14 Pre Academy

Under-14 Division

Champion - FC Dallas El Paso Red
Finalist - FC Dallas U-13 Pre Academy

Under-13 Division

Champion - Texas United Gunners Black
Finalist - Wizards FC

Under-10 Division**

Champion - Solar Castro
Finalist - Dallas Juventus Black

*-qualified for Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV as out-of-town finalist
**-not age-eligible for Dallas Cup qualification