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The Dallas Cup is the oldest of a growing number of international soccer tournaments hosted in the USA, and is widely regarded as one of the premier youth soccer tournaments held anywhere in the world.

Originally founded in 1980 by the Texas Longhorns Soccer Club as a way to return the hospitality its traveling teams had been shown over the years by European hosts, the event soon became bigger than the club and now exists as a stand-alone tournament in its own right.

The tournament always takes place between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, which means its place on the calendar is not always consistent. The great benefit of this timing, though, is that Easter has traditionally been a big week for soccer tournaments throughout Europe, making it easier for organizers to attract some of the top teams from across the pond.

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And, boy, have they done a good job of that!

About 40% of the Dallas Cup's participating teams come from overseas, including the youth teams of such famous clubs as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Ajax. South America, too, has sent its share of participants, including Tahuichi of Bolivia, Sao Paulo of Brazil and Boca Juniors of Argentina.

Players who have competed in the Dallas Cup include some of the biggest names of the world game, such as David Beckham (England), Raul (Spain), Landon Donovan (USA) and Giovanni Dos Santos (Mexico). As such, the event has become a magnet for soccer scouts from around the world hoping to uncover the next big star.

So it's fair to say that the Dallas Cup is a pretty big deal. If your team is good enough to compete, and lucky enough to be accepted, it could provide a stepping stone to something very special.

Hosted by: Dallas Cup, Inc.
Location: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Dates: March 24-31
Setting: Outdoor/Grass Fields
Youth/Adult: Youth
Gender: Boys Only
Ages: U13 - U19
Format: 11v11
Level: Premier/Elite
Cost: $1,100
Application Deadline: Nov. 9 for USA teams
Nov. 30 for international
Tournament Director: Ray Hirschowitz
Contact Info: Email

Places to Stay in the Area

This is a "stay to play" tournament, which means that visiting teams are required to stay in hotels that are approved by the tournament organizers as a condition of participation. This may require merely booking rooms at one of the designated hotels, or it may require booking them specifically through the tournament's own designated housing service. Check the tournament website for full details.

Car and Van Rentals

For teams that need to rent cars or vans for the weekend, is a member of the Partner Network and can help you find terrific discount deals on car rentals in the area. Simply click on the link, plug in the tournament dates and location and a selection of the best deals will come up.

What Other Teams Have Said

Great Event, But Not Enough Age Checks 
Excellent organization, great soccer fields. Very, very competitive. For international teams, they get a 10 for the way the teams are required to prove …

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