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Mighty Dallas Texans Red hope to go out with McGuire Cup title
by Paul Kennedy, July 24th, 2007 7AM

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The quartet is one of the strongest in the history of the 72-year history of the McGuire Cup.

The Dallas Texans Red are one of the strongest teams in the history of American youth soccer, having won the U-18 national championship and the prestigious Super Group at the Dallas Cup in 2006 and the U-17 national championship in 2005.

The Texans include U.S. U-20 Andre Akpan (Harvard), U.S. Pan-American Games players Stephen McCarthy (Santa Clara) and Omar Gonzalez (Maryland) and Jonathan Villanueva (Virginia), who represented the USA in U-20 World Cup qualifying in January.

The Casa Mia Bays won youth titles in 2002 and 2004. They feature Rodney Wallace, who is headed to Maryland and is one of the top midfield prospects in the country.

The Magic is back to the nationals for the fourth time. Last year, it lost to the Texans on penalty kicks in the final. The Magic has players from several colleges, including Creighton's Chris Schuler, a second-team pick on the Soccer America All-Freshman selections.

The Ruckus is led by UCLA's David Estrada, the 2006 Soccer America Freshman of the Year.

ROSTERS:
DALLAS TEXANS RED
1 Tyler Sullivan
2 Christopher Wymer
3 Alexandre Ivo
4 Nicholas Courtney
5 Randy Dennis
6 David Murphy
7 Bahram Sajjadi
8 Stephen McCarthy
9 John Calandro
10 Jonathan Villanueva
11 Andre Akpan
12 Jules Renner III
13 Joey Dussault
14 Phillip Nigh
16 Omar Gonzalez
17 Stephen Brown
18 Daniel Dittus
19 Janrai Gravely
20 William Dworsky
21 Maros Valko
22 Alexander Torda
25 Ross LaBauex
Head Coach David Hudgell

BALTIMORE CASA MIA BAYS
2 John Lichtfuss
3 Jonathan Ports
4 Victor Faustino
5 Matt Beckman
7 Dwame Darko
8 Stephen King
9 Jordan Lewis
10 Michael Marchiano
11 Xavier Rock
12 Andrew Gillis
13 Olukorede Alyegbusi
17 Brandon Fischer
18 Christopher Franczkowski
20 Adolf Delagarza
22 Rodney Wallace
23 Drew Yates
24 Brant Hovington
25 Justin Kondos
Head Coach Stephen Nichols

CHICAGO MAGIC
1 Pat Rickman
2 Jason Herrick
3 Kyle Knotek
4 Steve Kolzow
5 Tim Markham
6 Alex Holmes
8 Mark Zeman
10 Steve Sloan
11 Mark Blades
12 Taylor Waspi
13 Alan Bickel
15 Akin Akinrinade
17 Dan Russell
18 Tim Walsh
19 Colin Kuhn
20 Hunter Van Houten
22 Chris Schuler
23 Kyle Russell
24 Jake Fullerton
25 Andy Masteller
26 Paul Kopec
27 Zach Tierney
Head Coach John Hannan

SO. SAN JOSE/SAN JUAN RUCKUS
0 Ryan Kenny
1 Naushad Godrej
3 Alex Takakuwa
4 Jeremy Cleveland
5 Anthony Avalos
6 Andrew Cruz
7 Evan Sassano
8 Patrick J. Richards
9 Jeff Meyer
10 Jeff Cosgriff
11 Trevor Hatyzke
12 Jeffrey Coggan
13 Kevin Santora
15 Jose Garcia
16 David Estrada
19 Zlatan Kuckovic
20 Robert Cavallero
21 Imaan Kerchgani
22 Paul Bockenkamp
23 Pierre Meloty-Kapella
Head Coach Bill Wiskel



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