There’s no shortage of soccer this summer of 2019. The Women’s World Cup kicked off last Friday, June 7th and will continue until July 7th where the two best teams will meet in Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stadium for the tournament Final. The facility has a 58,000 person capacity and making it a fantastic venue for the occasion.
The USWNT will play its first match on June 11th at 3PM (EST) against Thailand. Their remaining two group stages fixtures are against Chile on June 16th at 12PM and Sweden on June 20th at 3PM. Coverage for this World Cup is presented by FOX and it’s network of channels. With the final match against #9 ranked Sweden, it will be important for the reigning World Cup Champions to perform throughout the entirety of the Group Stage to ensure the best positioning for a deep run.
A group of DUSC girls players combined from the G2005, G2006, and high school age groups will be spending time in Paris and parts of France during the World Cup period. This is part of their DUSC International summer trip and even features the opportunity to attend both the Semi-Final and Final of the Women’s World Cup.
The Gold Cup will also be kicking off this summer on FOX. The tournament begins June 15th and continues until July 7th. On the back of several disappointing results for the USMNT, this Gold Cup comes as a test for the group under new coach Gregg Berhalter. The Men’s group stage matches will be played on the following dates: Tuesday, June 18th vs. Guyana | Saturday, June 22nd vs. Trinidad and Tobago |Wednesday, June 26th vs. Panama.
With a group of DUSC girls traveling and experience international soccer in France, our B2006 boys will be traveling to England this summer. This group will be spending time at Man City and Tottenham Hotspurs where they will engage with both clubs’ facilities and coaching staff.
Lastly, we are pleased to announce another group of DUSC players and coaches will be participating in Generation Adidas International. Eva Kellner (G2002 Blue) has been selected by Generation Adidas to join the Girls program in Lyon this summer, while Imanual Sealey (B2003 Blue) has been selected by Generation Adidas to join the Boys program in Real Madrid. Our Boys Technical Director (U12-U15), Jose Luis Rebay, will also be headed to Madrid as he was selected to be the Head Coach of the Boys group there.