CF Monterrey joins Tigres, Santos Laguna & Deportivo Saprissa in Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup XXVII

DALLAS - CF Monterrey, Under 19 team, completes the twelve team Super Group and will play Real Madrid of Spain, Manchester United of England and FC Delco Crunch of Philadelphia in the preliminary qualifying games commencing on April 9 at Pizza Hut Park complex in Frisco.

Dallas Cup has always had international draw, but Mexico has had a strong showing since the tournament began in 1980. CF Monterrey of Monterrey, Mexico, has been a long time Dallas Cup participant and the club holds more Dallas Cup championship trophies than any other club. Tigres, also of Monterrey took home the Super Group trophy, after defeating the USA Under 17 National Team 2-1 in Dallas Cup XXIV. Last year Tigres, beat out Sockers FC of Illinois, to win the Under 17 division.

"This is one of the strongest Super Groups in the history of Dallas Cup. Playing at the new 21,000 seat stadium at Pizza Hut park, we are looking forward to an exciting competition at all age levels," stated Randy Jones, the tournament director.

23 teams will represent Mexico in Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXVII, including clubs from Univesidad de Monterrey, Tecos UAG, Club Pachuca, Maristas Monterrey, MTY San Nicolas, UNAM Pumas and CF Guadalajara. In addition to their Super Group team Tigres will be bringing their Under 12, 14, 15, and 17 teams and CF Monterrey will have their Under 15 team competing this year.

The match-up for Wednesday, April 12, traditionally, known as Simon Sanchez Celebracion de Futbol Night, will pair four Hispanic/Latin American teams together, pairings that Hispanic community would not normally get to see playing right here in North Texas. At 6:00pm Tigres of Mexico will play Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica and at 8:00pm Real Madrid of Spain, will take on CF Monterrey of Mexico. Tickets are available now- $10 for adults, and $5 for youth (18 and under). Tickets may be charged over the phone by calling Dallas Cup at 214/221-3636 or FC Dallas 888/323-4625.

Other teams competing in Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXVII Super Group will be Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, Blackburn Rovers of England, FC Groningen of Netherlands, Consadole Sapporo of Japan and the U.S. National Under 18 Champions, Dallas Texans Red.

Yesterday Dallas Cup, Today World Cup
The list of Dallas Cup alumni is like a "Who's Who" in the world of professional soccer. Dallas Cup has been very fortunate to have had such high caliber teams compete over the past 27 years and with those teams top players have gone on to play for professional clubs all around the world. Professional players that played in Dallas Cup who are now on professional teams and World Cup teams are:

Alumni Player        Professional Team        National Team
Adolfo Bautista      Guadalajara (Chivas)     Mexico
Diego Ordaz          CF Monterrey
Gerado Torrado       Cruz Azul                Mexico
Jaime Lozano         Tigres                   Mexico
Horacio Sanchez      Pumas
Gerado Galindo       Pumas
Duilio Davino        Club America
Braulio Luna         Veracruz
Alberto Medina       Guadalajara (Chivas)
Gonzalo Pineda       Guadalajara (Chivas)    Mexico
Rafael Marquez       FC Barcelona (Spain)    Mexico
Israel Lopez         Toluca
Oscar Rojas          Club America            Mexico
Salvador Carmona     Cruz Azul
Pierre Ibarra        CF Monterrey
Jose Corona          Tecos UAG               Mexico
Luis Perez           CF Monterrey            Mexico
Ramon Ramirez        Chivas USA
Francisco Rodriguez  Guadalajara (Chivas)    Mexico
Eduardo Regis        Tigres
Raul                 Real Madrid             Spain
David Beckham        Real Madrid             England
Maicon               Monaco                  Brazil
Luizao               Benfica                 Brazil
Landon Donovan       Los Angeles Galaxy      USA
Freddie Adu          D.C. United             USA
DaMarcus Beasley     PSV Eindhoven           USA
John O'Brien         AJAX                    USA
Jonathan Spector     Manchester United       USA
Brian McBride        Fulham                  USA
Oguchi Onyewu        Standard de Liege       USA
Michael Owen         Newcastle United        England
Wayne Rooney         Manchester United       England
Peter Crouch         Liverpool               England
Jermaine Defoe       Tottenham Hotspurs      England
Harry Kewell         Liverpool               Australia
Fabio Costa          Santos FC
Xavier               EC Victoria
Alan Delcon          EC Victoria
Kieber               Sao Paulo FC            Brazil
Edu                  Valencia                Brazil
Rubinho              Corinthians
Gil                  Corinthians
Bobby Convey         Reading                 USA
Edmilson             FC Barcelona            Brazil
Shumacher            Ascoli
Ewerthon             Real Zaragoza           Brazil
Ledley King          Tottenham Hotspurs      England
Ian Harte            Leeds United            Ireland
Michael Carrick      Tottenham Hotspurs      England
Hakeem Olajuwan      Retired NBA All-Star    Nigeria
Dallas Cup is the premier international youth soccer tournament in the world. Since 1980, Dallas Cup has hosted teams from all over the United States and the world. Soccer superstars including David Beckham, Landon Donovan, DeMarcus Beasley and Freddy Adu have participated in Dallas Cup as young amateurs. Dallas Cup, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Dallas Texas USA. Additional information about Dallas Cup can be found at