Dallas Cup XXXVII Super Group update

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:58 AM by Chris Johnson
Dallas Cup XXXVII Super Group update

Two matchdays are in the books and the teams now get a day of rest on Tuesday.  Wednesday holds the final matchday where the four semifinal places will be booked.  After two games only Real Salt Lake and Fluminense emerged with two wins to lead Brackets B & C. Meanwhile Bracket A is completely up for grabs.   Only three of the twelve teams have been eliminated from having semifinal hopes which means Wednesday will be a wild day of soccer for sure!

Bracket A -
Fulham 4
CF Monterrey 3
US Under 20s 3
TSG Hoffenheim 1

As you can see this bracket is completely up for grabs with three teams very much alive for semifinal positions.  Fulham jumped to the top of the group after an impressive 2-1 victory over the US Under 20s on Monday.  Everything is to play for on Wednesday with CF Monterrey facing Fulham.  The door is still wide open for the US Under 20s who most likely grab a semifinal spot with a win over last placed TSG Hoffenheim.  We could easily see two teams from this group in the Friday knockouts.

Bracket B -
Real Salt Lake 6
Everton 3
Tigres 3
Kyoto Sanga 0

Real Salt Lake jumped to the top of the group with a pair of wins to open the Dallas Cup.  They are not quite as safe as they look though on top of the group.  If they lose to Everton on Wednesday they have the potential to fall all the way to 3rd in the bracket. Tigres are still alive as well if they can grab a multi-goal win over the last placed team from Japan.

Bracket C -
Fluminense 6
Middlesbrough 3
FC Dallas 3
Queretaro 0

Fluminense is in complete control here with wins over Middlesbrough and FC Dallas already in their pocket.  They'll have to really mess up against last place Queretaro Wednesday to miss out on a semifinal place.  FC Dallas face Middlesbrough in the nightcap at the Cotton Bowl tomorrow  It will be a winner take all match where the team that grabs three points will be in the mix for the knockouts.

It should be a wild Wednesday for sure as nine of the twelve teams still have a chance to advance to the semifinals at Toyota Park on Friday evening.  So get your popcorn and get out to watch some wondering entertaining soccer tomorrow!