Dallas Texans and Solar Share Top Winnings at State Cup

On the beautiful, cool, second weekend in May, a total of nine Dallas Texans teams made their way into the finals of the U11-U18 North Texas State Cup. The U12 boys' final pitted two Texans teams against each other, where the Dallas Texans Dallas team won a tough intra-club derby against Dallas Texans Red. As a whole, the Dallas Texans club walked away with five titles, winning the U11, U13 and U16 girls age groups, and U12 and U16 boys.

Solar also had a strong weekend, fighting their way into eight finals and matching Texans' haul of five State Cup trophies — the U12 and U18 girls crowns, and the U11, U13 and U17 boys.

The U12 girls' final was one of the best of the year, matching Solar Red against Sting Gutierrez, the latter of which needed a shootout to get past a fellow Sting squad in the semis. Having proven their mettle in close games, it was no surprise that Sting took Solar Red to double overtime in the final. Only this time., it was Solar who tallied the winning goal, denying Sting the chance for a second-straight shootout win.

"Coach Gutierrez always gives us a good game and this was no exception, with a fight to the finish," said Solar Red coach Adrian Solca, who was named the 2011 Region III Competitive Coach of the Year. "I congratulate her girls on a game well played."

FC Dallas Youth and Sting also had successful weekends, winning two State Cup titles each. FC Dallas Youth won U14 and U15 boys, while Sting won the U15 and U17 girls.

In the U18 boys' competition, Ayses Gold beat TFC in the final, avenging a loss to TFC in the round-robin portion of the competition.

Two teams in particular capped impressive seasons with State Cup wins.

FC Dallas Boys' Premier U14 won State Cup, Premier League West (8-0-1), and the Boys' Classic League, finishing with 17 wins and just one loss. Premier League West matched the top North Texas teams against the top teams from Oklahoma and South Texas.

Liverpool Elite Girls' U14, meanwhile, won State Cup,, the Lake Highlands Girls' Classic League (13-3-0) and took second in Premier League West with a record of 8-3-0.

The U13 to U19 North Texas State Cup winners advance to compete in the US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals, June 14-21, in Greenville, S.C. Winners of that competition will earn the right to represent North Texas and Region III at the most prestigious event in youth soccer, the US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 24-29 in Rock Hill, S.C.

WANT TO FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION AT REGIONALS? CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORES AND GAME UPDATES!


2012 North Texas State Cup

DivisionChampionFinalist
U11B SOLAR CHELSEA 01 RED DALLAS TEXANS 01B (Not pictured)
U12B DALLAS TEXANS 00B DALLAS DALLAS TEXANS 00B RED
U13B SOLAR CHELSEA 99B RED
(Not pictured)
FC DALLAS YOUTH 99B GOLD
U14B FC DALLAS YOUTH PREMIER 98B DFW TEJANOS 98B PREMIER
U15B FC DALLAS YOUTH 97B CENTRAL DALLAS TEXANS 97B RED
U16B DALLAS TEXANS 96B WEST WHITE
(Not pictured)
AMARILLO LIGHTNING 96B
(Not pictured)
U17B SOLAR CHELSEA 95 FC DALLAS 95B
U18B AYSES 94B GOLD(Not pictured) TFC 94B
U19B DALLAS TEXANS 93B RED SOLAR SC RED 93
 
DivisionChampionFinalist
U11G DALLAS TEXANS 01G DALLAS DALLAS KICKS SC
U12G SOLAR RED 00G (Not pictured) STING OOG (Not pictured)
U13G DALLAS TEXANS 99G SOLAR CHELSEA 99 BLUE
U14G LIVERPOOL FC AMERICA 98G ELITE (Not pictured) SOLAR CHELSEA 98G
(Not pictured)
U15G STING 97G TEXAS SPIRIT 97G (Not pictured)
U16G DALLAS TEXANS 96G RED NORTH SOLAR CHELSEA 96G BLUE
U17G STING 95G TFC 95G
U18G SOLAR CHELSEA 94G WHITE
U19G RISE PHOENIX 93G

In addition to Southern Regionals, several North Texas teams competed in June at the US Youth Soccer President's Cup Regionals in Greensboro — congratulations to these outstanding teams! For scores and results from Presidents Cup Regionals, click here!


US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Regionals participants:

  • U13B TX LIGHTNING 99B GOLD
  • U14B FC DALLAS WEST TEXAS SEMI FINALIST
  • U15B ALLIANCE UTD FINALIST
  • U16B UNITED STRIKERS CHAMPIONS
  • U17B TEXAS PREMIER FC
  • U13G MEJA BLUE
  • U14G FC DALLAS YOUTH EAST SEMI FINALIST
  • U15G DALLAS TEXANS RED NORTH FINALIST
  • U16G STING WEST ROYAL SEMI FINALIST
  • U17G DALLAS TEXANS 95G RED NORTH

FROM OUR SPONSORS



The Pitch is a publication of North Texas Soccer
1740 S I-35, Suite 105 Carrollton, TX 75006
972-323-1323


The Pitch is produced by Varsity Communications
12510 33rd Ave NE Suite 300 Seattle WA 98125
For Advertising information, please contact David Stolber


FC Dallas Dr. Pepper Gatorade Texas Health TXU energy