Yassin Essa Whitecaps FC Residency
Joseph Armand

Whitecaps FC Residency return to Dr Pepper Dallas Cup next month

With the club's new era as a Major League Soccer outfit in full swing, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency are preparing for their fourth straight appearance in the U-19 Super Group of the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup next month.

Richard Grootscholten's side have been drawn in Bracket C of Dallas Cup XXXII. The Blue and White will face Brazil's Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Mexico's Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Tigres UANL), and the U-17/U-18 Academy side from fellow MLS club Real Salt Lake.

Matches will take place at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, and Richland College in Dallas, Texas, from Sunday, April 17, to Sunday, April 24. The winners of all four Brackets will advance to the semifinals, with the Super Group final set for Pizza Hut Park Stadium - home of MLS outfit FC Dallas - on April 24.

Having showcased some of world soccer's top teams and players in their formative years for more than three decades, Dallas Cup XXXII is sure to build on those traditions, with this year's Super Group tournament looking particularly intriguing.

Among the 16 participating teams are England's Arsenal FC and Spain's FC Barcelona, as well as two other MLS clubs in Texas-based outfits FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo. Brazil's Coritiba Foot Ball Club and Japan's U-18 national team will also take part in this year's Super Group.

Additional information about Dallas Cup XXXII can be found at dallascup.com.