Ross Stewart Tourney Honors Soccer
Pioneer With High-Quality Competition
Ross Stewart was a soccer pioneer for North Texas and for U.S. Soccer in general. He stood for the benefit of the kids participating in the sport and was recognized in his efforts by US Youth Soccer, which named the Girls' U-19 championship the Ross Stewart Cup.
The Ross Stewart Tournament, staged in June each year by the North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA), is for teams that took first or second in their age group (rec, competitive, and for some, academy) in local associations. This produces high-level soccer for proven winners, a platform for fierce competition.
Here are the winners, starting with the youngest competitors.
U10 Boys Rec — The Championship went to the Heart of Texas Eagles from Waco. Finalist was FC Forza.
U10 Boys Academy — In the Academy division, the FC Dallas 01B Premier rolled up the max points in the standings with 30, then beat the FC Dallas Gold 01B Figo, 3-0, in the title game.
U10 Girls Rec — The Beez, from Texas North, were the Champions, beating out the Oak Cliff Soccer Pirates in the final. The Heart of Texas Soccer Ladies rolled up the points in the standings with 25, but lost its semifinal game to the Pirates.
U11 Boys Competitive — The top point-scorers from the round robin met in the final, where Wizards FC Wizards 00B (23 points) were champions, beating finalist Deportivo Chivas 00B (24 points), 1-0, in the title game.
U11 Girls Rec — The 09-10153 Divas Soccer racked up the most round-robin points (30) and also won the championship game, 1-0, over the finalists Heart of Texas Soccer Waco Shooting Stars.
U12 Boys Rec — The physical Jacksonville Riot outscored the finalist Oak Cliff Soccer OC Pumas, 3-2, to win the championship in this division.
U12 Boys Competitive — Finalist ASG Futbol of Dallas 99B dominated the round-robin standings with 24 points, but it was the Wizards FC 99 that took the championship in a 3-2 win over ASG.
U14 Boys Rec — Once again, the round robin games previewed the true champs, Garland SA Galpumas. The Garland team rolled up 29 bracket points and then won its semifinal, 3-2, and beat the finalist Scrappers, 2-1, in the title game.
U16 Boys Rec — In the end, it was the MYPSA Monarchs that earned the title of champions, beating the finalist Cedar Hill Panthers, 2-0, in the championship game.
U16 Boys Competitive — Champions Deportivo Juniors 96B saved its best for last, beating finalist Rayados De Monterrey, 1-0, for the title. Monterrey did total more points in the round-robin competition with 26.
U16 Girls Rec — Waxahachie SA Lady Warriors generated two goals in easing past the finalist Greater Longview SA Galaxy, 2-1, to become the champion team.
Men's U19/U19 Boys Rec — Champion Tyler America YSC poured in nine goals in an amazing final-game score of 9-0 over finalist Halcones/Oak Cliff Halcones. The big point-getter in the round-robin action was Des FC Calentanos (26 points), but the team fell in its semifinal, 3-0, to Oak Cliff Halcones. The Tyler America team won its semi, 2-0, over Oak Cliff OC Inter 92B.