Brazilian Powerhouse SC Corinthians Returns to Dr Pepper Dallas Cup
DALLAS, Texas (Tuesday, Jan. 20) - The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, the most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States, announced SC Corinthians has accepted the invitation to participate in the prestigious Gordon Jago Super Group. One of Brazil's most successful clubs, the Sao Paulo based team will be making their fifth Dallas Cup appearance and first since 2011. Additionally, the 2014 Liga MX Apertura finalists UANL Tigres, along with arch rivals CF Monterrey, have also accepted invitations for the 2015 edition of the Gordon Jago Super Group.
Corinthians made their first Dallas Cup appearance in 1997. That team included future Brazilian National Team and Arsenal player Edu Gaspar, who currently serves as the Corinthians General Manager. Corinthians would go on to win consecutive Gordon Jago Super Group titles in 1999 and 2000.
The 2015 Gordon Jago Super Group will also feature two of the most successful clubs in Dallas Cup history. Monterrey Rayados have won a record fifteen Dallas Cup "Boot and Ball" championship trophies across all age groups. Tigres are Dallas Cup's second most accomplished international team with ten championship trophies, including the 2003 and 2011 Gordon Jago Super Group titles.
Joining these teams in the elite Gordon Jago Super Group are the previously announced Barclays U18 Premier League Champion Everton, 2012 Gordon Jago Super Group winner Coritiba, and current champion River Plate. Dallas Cup XXXVI will take place from March 29 through April 5, 2015.
About Dr Pepper Dallas Cup: Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States. Consisting of age groups from U13 to U19, Dallas Cup averages more than 100,000 spectators during tournament week. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has hosted teams and referees from across 47 states, six continents and more than 100 countries. Follow Dallas Cup on Twitter, Facebook and on Instagram.