The eyes of Texas may be upon you, but the eyes of the soccer world are on Dallas April 4-11, when the city plays host to the most competitive youth soccer competition in North America. They don’t come simply for the kicks — there’s pride on the line, too, and lots of it. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Dallas Cup invitational tournament fields an international array of 156 elite teams, including premier clubs from North America, South America, and Europe. Teams match up in six age categories, including a Super Group of 19-and-under players who vie to return home with the bragging rights that go with winning the Super Cup Intercontinental Youth Club Championship. Chances are good that you will be getting a sneak peak at some future World Cup competitors. Score more info at