11.25 Tournament Preview

ACADEMY: Boys Academy Teams Prepare For Big Tournament Stretch

FRISCO, Texas – The Boys Academy has a big tournament stretch coming up with some tournaments beginning this week over Thanksgiving. Here’s what you need to know.

The Boy’s U-13s and U-14s will be traveling to Houston to compete in Copa Rayados, presented by Mexican Liga MX, and CF Monterrey Rayados. In its seventh year, the tournament will see the highest level of competition teams from both LIGAMX and MLS academies. FC Dallas will compete in the supergroup with Houston Dynamo, Tuzos, and Queretaro FC. They will also face Xolos in an out of group match. 

The U-14s are in the supergroup with Queretaro FC, Austin FC, and Columbus Crew. Their outside group match is against Mineros. The group stages will take place Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, with knockout rounds taking place on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, December 1.

Date Game Result
Nov. 27 FC Dallas U-13 vs. Xolos U-13 (postponed to Nov. 29) L, 0-1
Nov. 27 FC Dallas U-13 vs. Queretaro FC U-13  D, 0-0
Nov. 27 FC Dallas U-14 vs. Mineros U-14 W, 4-0
Nov. 27 FC Dallas U-14 Queretaro FC U-14 W, 3-0
Nov. 28 FC Dallas U-13 vs. Houston Dynamo U-13 W, 2-1
Nov. 28 FC Dallas U-13 vs. Tuzos Academy U-13 L, 0-1
Nov. 28 FC Dallas U-14 vs. Austin FC U-14 D, 0-0
Nov. 28 FC Dallas U-14 vs. Columbus Crew SC U-14 W, 8-0
Nov. 30 FC Dallas U-14 vs. Xolos- Semifinals  W, 4-0
Nov. 30 FC Dallas U-13 vs. RISE Texans- Semifinals W, 5-0
Dec. 1 FC Dallas U-13 vs. Sporting Kansas City- Final W, 4-1
Dec. 1 FC Dallas U-14 SuperGroup Finals W, 3-0

The U-12s are in Atlanta this weekend to compete in the U-12 division of the Generation adidas Cup. FC Dallas is in a group with Minnesota United FC, Nashville SC, and New York Red Bulls. They will compete in two matches on Friday, leading up to playoffs Saturday and the Semifinals and Finals scheduled for Sunday.

Date Game Result
Nov. 29 FC Dallas U-12 vs. Minnesota United FC U-12 W, 2-1
Nov. 29 FC Dallas U-12 vs. Nashville SC U-12 W, 3-2
Nov. 30 FC Dallas U-12 vs. New York Red Bulls U-12 L, 0-2
Nov. 30 FC Dallas U-12 vs. Atlanta United U-12  L, 1-5
Dec. 1  FC Dallas U-12 vs. Inter Miami FC W, 2-1

The Boys U-17 and U-19 teams will be competing in the DA Winter Cup December 4th-8th in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. There will be a group stage, with the winners moving on to the Spring DA Cup for the knockout portion of the tournament. The U-19s will also compete in the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament (MAST) in Orlando, Florida in January. Teams competing in the MAST tournament are yet to be confirmed but as of now teams such as Valencia CF, FC Dallas, Jacuipense, and Sima Gold will be in attendance.