The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup is an invitation only tournament, to which only the best teams out of the hundreds of qualified applicants that apply are admitted. Throughout the years, the Dallas Cup has had the honor of hosting international premier teams like Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United, F.C. Barcelona, Arsenal F.C., Club America, A.C. Milan, and many more. With such a prestigious history, it’s no wonder that some of soccer’s greats like David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Landon Donovan and Chicharito have all taken part in the week-long tournament.
Learn more about the tournament: http://dallascup.com/
Program: Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup
Location: Dallas, Texas
Dates: March 25 – April 1, 2018
During the 2017 and 2018 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, adidas selected an All Star team made up of U.S.-based players from teams participating in the U-16 bracket. The selected players received a free landed training program the following summer.
In 2017, the All Stars trained at the Real Madrid Foundation in Madrid, Spain, and S.L. Benfica’s Academy in Lisbon, Portugal. This exclusive program included elite level training with Real Madrid Foundation coaches, selected by the Real Madrid Academy Director, at the club’s state of the art facility, Real Madrid City in Madrid, Spain. The program also included travel to Lisbon, Portugal, and training with S.L. Benfica Academy coaches. The All Stars played in competitive friendly matches, participated in stadium and city tours, and attended a professional match.
In 2018, the selected Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup All Star players visited A.F.C. Ajax in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and also trained with the Royal Belgian Football Association in Brussels, Belgium.