Sockers FC 97 boys advance to the quarter finals with a strong defensive record.
Sockers FC 97' boys entered their final group game versus FC Dallas with it all to play for. Both teams faced a must win game to have any chance in advancing into the FINALS.
Both Sockers and FC Dallas started very aggressive, creating good chances to score in a back and forth encounter. Jelani Peters broke the deadlock in the 65th minute from a Kiel Pederson corner to give Sockers the upper hand in the battle. Solid performances from Evan Bott and Adam Daas on the back line left the FC Dallas offense frustrated as they piled on the pressure in the final stages of the game. The game ended as a 1v0 Sockers win. This strong defensive performance enabled Sockers to move top of their group without conceding a single goal!
The Quarter Final will be played on:
March 29th, 11.00am | Santa Monica United vs Sockers FC
Sockers FC '97 advance from their group (2-0-1).
Sockers FC '98 finished 1-1-1 in the group stage.
Sockers FC '99 finished 1-2-0 in the group stage.
Sockers FC sends 3 boys teams (U16 - 1997, U15 - 1998, U14 - 1999) to represent the club at the Dallas Cup Tournament. Follow the teams at Dallas Cup
Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth soccer tournament in the United States, celebrating its 30th year in 2009. The Texas Longhorns Soccer Club founded the tournament and it was originally a way for the club to return the friendship shown to their teams that had traveled throughout Europe. When applying for the first tournament’s sanction it was called “The Texas Cup”. As this name was already in use by another organization the name “Dallas Cup” was selected by the tournament organizers. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has played host to teams and referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents. The tournament is held every spring from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
Boys ages 12-19, participate in seven age groups. Dallas Cup entertains on average more than 160,000 spectators during the week, watching teams from all over the world participate in an extremely intense, explosive and competitive tournament where only the best return home champions. The field of teams consists of approximately 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams and 20% Dallas area teams. Local teams that qualify for the tournament agree to host an international team and many are offered housing in the homes of local participating players in their age group. There is no cost to those taking part in the Dallas Cup HomeStay Program. The benefits of such cross culture exposure are unlimited. Players disregard any social, ethnic, religious or economic prejudices and walk away making friends for life through the love of the beautiful game.
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