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Fulham FC confirmed for 2013 Dallas Cup Super Group

Published 10/9/2012 12:45:50 PM by staff from dallas

2012 English Premier Academy League Champion Fulham FC has accepted the invitation to participate in the 2013 Dallas Cup Super Group. The famous club from southwest London will be making their first trip to the Dallas Cup in 2013, becoming the third-straight Premier Academy League champion to headline the Super Group. The Cottagers upcoming trip to Dallas Cup XXXIV continues the long standing relationship between the tournament and the English Premiership League giving American fans an opportunity to see the future stars of soccer.  Fulham is the first side announced for the 2013 Dallas Cup Super Group.

Fulham FC Academy Director, Huw Jennings:”We are thrilled to be attending the XXXIV Dr Pepper Dallas Cup. We were very disappointed to miss out on a trip to Dallas when we finished runners-up in the 2011 Premier Academy League. We were therefore, delighted that we won the championship in 2012 in the knowledge that it would give us the opportunity to compete in the Dallas Cup. I have visited the Cup before and know how excellent the standard is on and off the pitch. We are aware that Fulham is well known to the people of Texas through the connection with our former player Clint Dempsey and we hope to show that we have a number of talented young players to look out for in the future.”

This season’s talented U18 squad is off to a blazing 4-0-1 start and has a name that will be known to the North Texas soccer scene. Emerson Hyndman, grandson of FC Dallas Head Coach Schellas Hyndman, joined Fulham FC Academy this past spring and has been big contributor to Fulham Academy early success.

Dallas Cup Executive Director Gordon Jago: “Having Fulham participate in Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV gives me a “Double Pleasure” in that it brings a first class youth academy team to our  tournament and Fulham was my first coaching appointment in the English First Division. To have the opportunity to work with top soccer international players the likes of Johnny Haynes, Bobby Robson; George Cohen and Allan Clarke at that time in my coaching career was a great experience.”
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