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Dallas becomes second U.S. team to win Dallas Cup Super Group
by Mike Woitalla, April 17th, 2017 2:36AM
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TAGS:  u.s. under-16 men's national team, u.s. under-17 women’s national team, youth, youth boys, youth girls


By Mike Woitalla

FC Dallas beat Mexico's Monterrey, 2-1, in the final to become only the second team to win the Dallas Cup U-19 Super Group since its inception in 1990.

FC Dallas took a 1-0 led in the 23rd minute when 16-year-old Jesus Ferreira set up 17-year-old Paxton Pomykal for a 16-yard shot. Both signed FC Dallas Homegrown contracts last year, and Pomykal has already started two MLS games this season.

Monterrey equalized in the 82nd minute but 18-year-old Arturo Rodriguez, a 59th-minute sub, hit the winner with a 30-yard shot in the 89th minute.

Pomykal scored the gamewinner in the 2-1 semifinal win over Coritiba of Brazil. Ferreira, who opened the scoring in the semifinal, also set up Pomykal's decider.

Jonathan Gonzalez, a member of the U.S. U-20 national team that qualified for the 2017 U-20 World Cup, started for Monterrey.

In 2006, the Dallas Texans Red, which included current U.S. national team defender Omar Gonzalez, became the first U.S. Super Group winner.

FC Dallas teams reached two other Dallas Cup finals this year, winning the U-16 crown and finishing runner-up in the U-14 division.

One other American team won a Dallas Cup title this year, Cedar Stars Newark Green taking the U-18 crown.

2017 Dallas Cup, Finals
U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group
FC Dallas 2 Monterrey Rayados (Mexico) 1
Liverpool FC Foundation (England) 2 Knowsley Youth (England) 1
Cedar Stars Newark Green 5 Baltimore Celtic 1
Queretaro (Mexico) 2 Santa Clara Sporting 0
FC Dallas 5 FC Boulder 0
Maebashi (Japan) 2 FC Golden State PDA 0
Queretaro (Mexico) 3 FC Dallas 2
Prepa Tec Monterrey (Mexico) 2 TSC Hurricane Oklahoma 0

Complete 2017 Dallas Cup Results

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Mondial Minimes: U.S. U-16s beat Mexico

Stefan Stojanovic of Sockers FC scored twice and Konrad De La Fuente  struck once for the U.S. U-16 boys national team in a 3-0 win over Mexico at the the Mondial Minimes in Montaigu, France. The victory followed a 3-2 loss to Japan and a 1-0 win over Belgium.

The USA, coached by U.S. under-18 head coach Omid Namazi while U-16 head coach Shaun Tsakiris is serving as an assistant coach with the U.S. U-17 national team, faces Brazil on Monday.

Barcelona-based De La Fuente, who scored on a penalty kick against Belgium, also scored in the loss to Japan, as did Gabe Segal of Bethesda SC.

USA starting XI vs. Mexico: Defreitas-Hansen, Hoffmann, Araujo, Rangel, Bender, Martinez, Morris, Segal, Rivas, Stojanovic, De La Fuente.

USA starting XI vs. Japan: Defreitas-Hansen, Hoffmann, Araujo, Rangel, Peraza, Anaya, Martinez, Morris, Anderson, Rivas, De La Fuente.

USA starting XI vs. Belgium: Ochoa, Martinez, Araujo, Rangel, Peraza, Anaya, Morris, Haro, Rivas, De La Fuente, Stojanovic.

U.S. U-16 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nico Defreitas-Hansen (Everton/ENG), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (5): Julian Araujo (Santa Barbara SC), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher/GER), Kevin Peraza (IMG Academy), Victor Rangel (FC Golden State).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Mario Anaya (San Jose Earthquakes), Armando Haro (San Diego Surf), Nelson Martinez (D.C. United), Matko Miljevic (Argentinos Juniors/ARG); Aidan Morris (Weston FC), Aidan O'Toole (Lonestar SC).
FORWARDS (7): Jalen Anderson (Oakwood SC), Jordan Bender (Orlando City), Mitch Cruz (LA United FA), Konrad De La Fuente (Barcelona/ESP), Jose Rivas (Weston FC), Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC).

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Giovanni Reyna leads NYCFC U-16s to a Generation adidas Cup title

Giovanni Reyna scored on penalty kick to decide the Generation adidas Cup Premier Division final, 1-0, in NYCFC's favor over Mexico's Tigres. In the final of the top flight GA Champions Division, River Plate beat Flamengo, 2-1, while the New Red Bulls finished third.

The 14-year-old Reyna, son of Hall of Famer Claudio Reyna, also won the tournament Golden Ball (MVP) while NYCFC keeper Johan Penaranda won the Golden Glove.

NYCFC, coached by Matt Pilkington, did not concede a goal in its five games in Frisco, Texas.

The New York Red Bulls were the only MLS team to reach the semifinals of the Champions Division. In group play, they rebounded from a 3-1 loss to Estudiantes de la Plata to beat Toronto FC, 3-1, and Tijuana, 5-0, before falling to Flamengo in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 tie in the semifinals. The Red Bulls finished third with a PK shootout win over Independiente del Valle after a 1-1 tie in the third-place game.

Generation adidas Cup Premier Division (NYCFC Results)
Group Stage

NYCFC 0 Seattle Sounders 0
(NYCFC win 5-4 on penalties)
NYCFC 2 Saprissa 0
NYCFC 2 San Jose Earthquakes 0
NYCFC 1 Tigres 0

2016-17 Generation adidas Cup: Premier Division Results

2016-17 Generation adidas Cup: Champions Division Results

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U.S. U-17 girls kick off new cycle

New U.S. U-17 girls national team coach Mark Carr has named a 20-player roster as the U-17s kick off a new cycle with a trip to Italy and Slovenia April 19-30 for the second annual Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni.

In this year’s competition, for players born in 2001 or later, the USA is in Group B with Slovenia, England and Mexico. Group A is comprised of Italy, France, Germany and Belgium.

The USA opens against Slovenia on April 25 before facing Mexico April 26 and England April 28.

Four players on Carr's roster are in their second U-17 cycle: forwards Jordan Canniff and Lia Godfrey and defenders Kennedy Wesley and Kate Wiesner. All four played for the USA at the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

Eighteen players on the U.S. roster were born in 2001, the cut-off year for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. The two players born in 2002 are Talia DellaPueruta and Makenna Morris.

U.S. U-17 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ruth Jones (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.).
DEFENDERS (6): Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Leah Scarpelli (PDA; Brick, N.J.), Kennedy Wesley (SoCal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.).
FORWARDS (7): Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Lia Godfrey (JFC Storm; Fleming Island, Fla.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Dallas, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.).

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U.S. U-18 women train in Chula Vista

U.S. Soccer Development coach Jaime Frias  is running a 24-player camp for the U.S. U-18 women's national team April 15-22 in Chula Vista, California. All the players in the squad were born in 2000.

This age group of players is at the start of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019 and will aim to qualify for the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-18 women's national team
GOALKEEPERS (3): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Hensley Hancuff (Oklahoma FC; Edmond, Okla.), Meagan McClelland (PDA; Kearny, N.J.).
DEFENDERS (8): Jillian Arriola (Beach FC; Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley SC; Overland Park, Kan.), Madelyn Desiano (SoCal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Carlee Giammona (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Cassandra Hiatt (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Laura Fuentes (Palo Alto SC; Newark, Calif.), Aleigh Gambone (McLean SC; Clifton, Va.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Akari Shimizu (Kona Crush SA; Kailua Kona, Hawaii), Sydney Simmons (Solar Chelsea SC; Van Alstyne, Texas), Summer Yates (PacNW SC; Pasco, Wash.).
FORWARDS (7): Rebecca Jarrett (World Class FC; Washington Township, N.J.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Marykate McGuire (Boston Breakers Academy; Portsmouth, R.I.), Maliah Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Anna Podojil (Cincinnati United Premier; Cincinnati, Ohio), Hailey Smith (Palo Alto SC; San Jose, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks SC; Brighton, Mich.).

  1. don Lamb
    commented on: April 17, 2017 at 9:41 a.m.
    Lots and lots of progress...
  1. Nick Daverese
    commented on: April 17, 2017 at 10:25 a.m.
    Congratulations Dallas this is a very big deal.

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