FC Dallas defeated CF Monterrey Rayados 2-1 to become the first MLS team to win the Dallas Cup Super Group title. Dallas Cup is an annual invitation only tournament featuring approximately 180 national and international teams. Age groups range from U13-U19 with teams coming from over 100 countries and 6 continents. Congratulations to FC Dallas and all the teams who competed in the tournament!
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FRISCO – The FC Dallas U-18 Academy has done what no other MLS Academy has been able to do before – win the Dallas Cup Gordon Jago Super Group title.
In thrilling, come-from-behind fashion yet again, the oldest Academy group gave up a late-game equalizer only to score the eventual game-winner just minutes later to seal a 2-1 win over Monterrey. It’s the same way the team took their Semifinal match two days prior.
“It just shows the character of this team and all the courage that we had, not to get down, but to tie it up in each of these games – it’s not easy to bounce back but we did both times and scored the game-winner,” Homegrown midfielder Paxton Pomykal said. “This team has something else. We all work for each other, we’re a family, we fight for each other and, ultimately, we’d die for each other.”
It’s that family attitude that had Pomykal, and fellow-pros Reggie Cannon and Jesus Ferreria so eager to compete with their Academy brethren.
“They call each other brothers every day and that’s one of our cheers,” head coach Francisco Molina said. “Those three guys, they’re very down to earth. They’re hard workers. They put in the work just like anyone else on the field. They’re not selfish and I think we showed it.”
“These will always be my brothers,” Pomykal added. “No matter what, where I go, this will be my family.”