Westcastle International Academy participates in Canadian and International tournaments with our U9-U19 teams.
WIA’s has earned the status and acceptance of playing in International Youth Tournaments held across the world such as the Dallas Cup.
The Dallas Cup accepts professional clubs such as Eintracht Frankfurt, Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Mexico’s Tigres and Manchester City, San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, LAFC, NYCFC, Sporting KC, Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake – AZ youth teams.
Some of the tournaments that we compete are are listed below.
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup U15, U17, U19
Acceptance to the 2020 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup.
The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the most prestigious youth soccer tournament in the United States and it is widely regarded as one of the most competitive in the world. Dallas Cup was founded by the Texas Longhorns Soccer Club in 1980 as a way for the club to return the friendship shown to their teams that had traveled throughout Europe.
Held every spring during Easter Week, the invitation-only Dallas Cup selects the best teams out of the hundreds of qualified applications the tournament receives each year. Although there have been several iterations over the years to the format, Dallas Cup is currently comprised of eight age groups from U-13 through U-17, U-19 and the U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group. The tournament traditionally consists of approximately 40% international teams, 40% state-side teams and 20% Dallas area teams. Each year more than 100,000 spectators watch teams from all over the world participating in intense games where only the best return home with the Dallas Cup Champion’s prize, the coveted Boot and Ball trophy.
The long list of players that have gone on to have professional and international careers is an impressive one. A partial list includes: David Beckham, Clint Dempsey, Chicharito, Landon Donovan, Raul, Michael Bradley, Wayne Rooney, Kleberson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Giovani dos Santos, and Brian McBride. In fact, Dallas Cup alumni have gone on to play in over 430 World Cup matches.
The NEXEN Manchester City Cup U17 & U19
Nexen Manchester City Cup returns to San Diego over Memorial Day weekend. Games are held at both SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside and Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar.
All teams are guaranteed four competitive games. In 2018, 454 top-level teams were accepted and the Summer Surf Cup is a qualifier to the Man City Cup tournament.
The International Super Group play at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside and will have 20 teams competing. Selected games will be televised on Univision Deportes and ESPN.
Past teams include Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Xolos, Chivas, Club America, CF Monterrey Rayados, NYCFC, Sporting KC, Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake – AZ, San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, LAFC, San Diego Surf, Strikers FC, Crossfire Premier, De Anza Force, FC Golden State , Real So Cal and Atlanta United.
The Surf Cup U10-U19
The San Diego Surf Cup continues to be the premier summer tournament for youth soccer, featuring the top teams in the nation and drawing the attention of thousands of spectators while attracting more than 500 college coaches and scouts.
Surf Cup will once again be played at either SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside or Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar. Both facilities are among the best in the nation, featuring up to 22 full size fields on pristine grass. Every year, Surf Cup flies in the best referees in the region to match the level of the best teams in the nation who will come together to produce epic matchups.
Dana Cup U10, U12, U17 & U19
The Dana Cup is Denmark’s largest sporting event, and one of the biggest international youth soccer tournaments in the world. Since 1982, over half a million players have participated in the Dana Cup from over 115 nations.
The Tournament is held at the end of July in the small city of Hjørring, Denmark.
Players that have participated in the past include Allan Nielsen from Denmark who presented the Danish Senior National Team and many top clubs like: Bayern München, FC Sion, OB, FC København, Brøndby IF, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton, Watford and Herfølge BK. Andrea Pirlo from Italy played with Voluntas Brescia and went on to represent Italy’s U15, U18, U21 and Senior National Team. Brede Hangeland from Norway participated with Vidar FK and he has represented and also captained the Norwegian Senior National Team and played for many top clubs like: Viking FK, FC Copenhagen, Fulham FC and Crystal Palace.
Brian Laudrup from Denmark participated with Brøndby. He is the son of Finn Laudrup and brother of Michael Laudrup. He has represented the Danish Senior National Team and many top clubs like: Brøndby IF, Bayern München, AC Milan, Rangers FC, Chelsea FC, FC København, AFC Ajax, ACF Fiorentina and KFC Uerdingen. Javier Hernández Chicharito from Mexico participated and went on to play for Mexican National team at the World Cup and for Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen, Westham and now plays for Seville FC. Other players include Júlio César Baptista from Brazil, Marco Fabián from Mexico, Valeria Aurora Miranda Rodríguez from Mexico and Zé Roberto from Brazil.