Not only is Dallas home to the second largest youth soccer organization in the country, but it also serves as host to numerous youth soccer tournaments and other events that typically draw hundreds of teams and thousands of young athletes and their families to the region every weekend.
Dallas Cup receives the most headlines, and for great reason. Since 1980 it has been this country’s most prestigious youth soccer event. It’s become so massive that it utilizes most of the local soccer facilities for the weeklong event. But Dallas Cup is far from the only local youth soccer presence. The Dallas area is home to US Youth Soccer, the governing body of amateur soccer in the United States. Also located here is the headquarters for the North Texas State Soccer Association, our local US Youth Soccer chapter. And recently, Dallas added another major youth soccer tournament when it hosted the Generation Adidas Cup, a newly formed U15 tournament featuring MLS and Liga MX clubs.
North Texas also boasts numerous universities with soccer programs that show the far-reaching capabilities of the soccer community within North Texas. Dallas Baptist University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Women’s University, The University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Dallas all field strong soccer programs in the North Texas area.