FRISCO - The FC Dallas U-13 Academy team took the 2019 Dallas Cup U-13 title with a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory on Saturday morning at Toyota Stadium. It's the second straight year the U-13 Academy team has won the U-13 age group in the tournament.
The U-13s Dallas Cup Champions! pic.twitter.com/5kzCgQLb70— FC Dallas Youth (@FCDallasYouth) April 20, 2019
"This is an incredible way to finish this week." head coach John Gall said, "We train hard every week, there's a lot of dedication, a lot of sacrifice for these moments."
After a week of vigorous games, the U-13s and played man-to-man coverage for nearly the whole match. Dallas fell behind in the first half, 2-0, but mounted a comeback with a strike from Gabriel Brandon just before the break and then Alejandro Urzua and Jack Minsky putting the home side up in the second half.
"This team is very resilient, they're a bunch of winners and it proved today. We kept going right until the end." Gall said, acknowledging the fact that in the first half a few mistakes were made, but the boys made the proper adjustments to get scoring opportunities that lead to a victory.
"At the end of the day this is a team sport, and every one of the kids here deserves a championship today, he said. "We stress that all the time, them performing on an individual basis, but at the end of the day they have to perform as a team and we did that today."