FRISCO, Tex. – Seattle United B98 Copa got first-half goals from Jackson Ragen and Paul Rothrock to beat local rival Crossfire Premier 2-0 and win the Boys U16 Dallas Cup final at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.
Seattle United, coached by former Sounder Jason Farrell, proved dominant throughout the weeklong tournament, winning all six pool play and knockout games by a combined score of 20-2.
Redmond’s Crossfire, affiliated with Lake Washington Youth Soccer, had won five straight games going into the title game. The Crossfire team was a story of its own, playing “up” in the U16 bracket with a group of 99’s (U15’s.) Coached by Troy Lethermen, they won their group stage.
Seattle United Copa is the first team from the State of Washington to win a Dallas Cup age group.
Founded in 1980, the Dallas Cup invites elite teams from throughout the U.S. and the world. Past participants include Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey. Seattle United met teams from Virginia, Texas, Mexico and Arizona.
(Photos from Dallas Cup Facebook Page)
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