For the first time in Utah Celtic FC history, a boys team from the club will be participating in the prestigious Dallas Cup.
The Utah Celtic FC 06 Boys, coached by Cam Jolley, will travel to Dallas for their spring break and compete in the tournament as the first boys Celtic team to ever participate in the competition. All three games for the boys will be at Richland College, with the first game coming Monday against FC Prime ECNL from Miami, FL. Tuesday, they will play FC Dallas Youth ECNL, and they will close group play on Wednesday against Tiro Sports from Atlanta, GA.
"We couldn’t be more excited to be the first ever boys Utah Celtic team to compete at the most prestigious tournament in the country. This was one of our goals from the beginning of the year, to qualify for this event, and we know it’s going to be tough to get out of our group and advance, but we are prepared to give it our all and show our quality. We can’t wait to represent Utah Celtic at the national level." - Coach Jolley
The Dallas Cup is the most prestigious youth soccer tournament in the United States and it is widely regarded as one of the most competitive in the world. Dallas Cup was founded by the Texas Longhorns Soccer Club in 1980 as a way for the club to return the friendship shown to their teams that had traveled throughout Europe.
Held every spring during Easter Week, the invitation-only Dallas Cup selects the best teams out of the hundreds of qualified applications the tournament receives each year. The tournament traditionally consists of approximately 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams and 20% Dallas area teams. Each year more than 100,000 spectators watch teams from all over the world participating in intense games where only the best return home with the Dallas Cup Champion’s prize, the coveted Boot and Ball trophy.
Good luck boys!