Thousands of youth soccer players are off to Dallas Cup this weekend, as the most prestigious tournament in the United States kicks off the 38th edition.
There is talent from around the world descending on the region, each looking to make an impression in front of scouts and come away with silverware.
U.S. and Canadian clubs face a stiff challenge. Three MLS teams will be tested in the Gordon Jago Super Group, taking on big names from world soccer. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Development Academy and U.S. Youth Soccer sides will also make the trip.
These eight players from U.S. and Canadian teams are worth keeping an eye on as the festivities begin on Sunday.