According to sources, perennial DFW youth powerhouses FC Dallas and Dallas Texans will be the two American clubs to join the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIII Gordon Jago Super Group.
FC Dallas returns to the Super Group for the third straight season on the back of a successful 2011 tournament that saw them run all the way to the semifinal, beating FC Barcelona 3-1 in the process. Currently, the FC Dallas U18 Academy sits at the top of the US Soccer Development Academy Texas Division standings boasting a 9-1-1 record within the division.
Dallas Texans, the only American club to have won the Super Group in the last 25 years, will make their third straight Super Group appearance. The club went 1-1-1 last season at Dallas Cup falling to Arsenal but defeating Club Bolivar and drawing with Chorillo FC.
FCD and Texans join the already announced Super Groups teams of Manchester United, Boca Juniors, Mexico U19, Paris Saint-Germain, Everton FC, UANL Tigres and Eintracht Frankfurt. The full 12-team Gordon Jago Super Group should be announced tomorrow with two teams from Brazil and a Japanese club joining the fold in what is shaping up to be the strongest Super Group ever. The tournament runs from April 1-8 at FC Dallas Stadium.