FRISCO, Texas- The FC Dallas Stadium Complex recently played host to the 11th edition of ¡MLS Futbolito!™, the nation’s premier 4-v-4 Soccer Tournament, Saturday, July 13.
Dallas was one of eight U.S. cities to host the tournament which featured eleven different age groups, ranging from Under-8 up to the adult premier competition.
The annual event at FC Dallas Stadium included game day tickets for every team participating in the tournament. Over 1,000 tickets were distributed for the FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake game held that evening. Futbolito’s presence during match day helped drive FC Dallas’ attendance numbers above the season average of 15,831 to 16,560.
Participants competed for a first place prize of $2,000 and a second place price of $1,000 in the adult premier competition. The first and second place winners for the adult premier group were R.P. Valet and Salvatek, respectively. R. P. Valet team members included members of Premier Arena Soccer League side, the Dallas Sidekicks.
R.P. Valet was also the champion of the Copa Univision 4-v-4 tournament held earlier this summer in Dallas.
“I play with and against a lot of these guys all over town,” said R.P. Valet midfielder, Gabriel Arredondo. “Dallas has some of the best soccer I have ever seen. There are good players everywhere.”
The final results of each age group championship game are listed below:
Men’s Premier: R.P. Valet – 3 vs. Salvatek 0
Men’s Open: Capires - 6 vs. Wolverines FC - 4
Women’s Open: Image - 4 vs. We Kick Balls - 3
Boys U8 BLACK: Guerreros - 7 vs. Pumitas FC A - 1
Boys U8: Red: Pumitas FC – 10 vs. Matadors - 8
Boys U10: FC Lions – 6 vs. Guerreros - 3
Boys U12: Leon FC 03 - 7 vs. FC Dallas 03 - 3
Boys U14: Monterrey - 4 vs. Kalua Jr - 2
Boys U18: Kalua - 6 vs. America – 4