Nomads BU13 Win Dallas Cup

Attention: Parents, Staff, Chaperones, Nomads and Sponsors,

                 Fernando and I thank you for all of your support in making DALLAS CUP 2011 an unforgettable experience for the boys.  Our team did not only win the tournament but earned the respect of individuals such as the tournament staff, hotel staff, restaurant workers, other team coaches, scouts from different places and just random people we would meet.  They all behaved the best way possible and represented their families, the team and Nomads very well.  Fernando and I are extremely proud of all our boys and cannot wait for the PAINT-BALL celebration!!!
                The schedule we had included breakfast, study time, rest-in-bed time, lunch, game, shower, rest, dinner and meetings at the end of each day.  All of these happened while Chano, Temo, Debra and Manny worked on the hardest part of this trip.  They somehow managed to get the laundry done, go shopping each day for snacks, lunch, dinner, medicines, set up and clean up after each meal and making sure that our boys were always drinking water.  We truly appreciate their help.
                A very special thank you for the sponsors that helped some our players accomplish this trip, without individuals and companies like yours some of my boys would just be left behind.  We truly appreciate your help and thank you in a big way.
                We should all very proud of our boys.
                Thanks for your support.


2011 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII



Final tomorrow 4/23 in Pizza Hut Park Stadium 12:00 p.m

  Nomads Academy TEAM LOG IN U13
  April 2011
1310    Sun  Apr 17 4:15 pm B Nomads Academy 3-2 TAP Milan/FC Barca Pizza Hut Park Field #3
1309    Mon  Apr 18 2:00 pm B TFC Royal 0-2 Nomads Academy Pizza Hut Park Field #15
1312    Wed  Apr 20 2:00 pm B Nomads Academy 1-0 Texans Houston Pre-Academy Richland College Field #9
1394    Thu  Apr 21 4:00 pm QF2 Nomads Academy 3-1 Beach FC Pizza Hut Park Field #11
1398    Fri  Apr 22 1:30 pm SF2 Nomads Academy 3-0 Solar SC Pizza Hut Park Field #13
1399    Sat  Apr 23 12:00 pm   Houstonians FC Red vs Nomads Academy Pizza Hut Park Stadium
- has been rescheduled in last seven days, - has been rescheduled since Apr 15  (current as of 4/22/11 5:27 pm)

 Dallas Cup Web Site Results & Schedules

 Tuesday, April 19th

No Game.  Boys took the opportunity to relax and rehabilitate on Tuesday.  The team was treated to a quick tour of the Pizza Hut Park Stadium home of the MLS Team FC Dallas.  We had some great photo opportunities down on the field and one shot with poster with Nomads Alumni and FC Dallas player Eric Avila in the background.  Later in the evening we ate pasta and meatballs and finished off the night celebrating Alan’s Birthiday! 

Wednesday, April 20th
Game # 3: Nomads vs. Texans, TX
Score: 1 - 0

Goal: Gersom Galindo
In true Dallas form the weather took a turn today, cold and drizzle.  Much different than the previous two days.  The boys dominated in the first half, Joe Gallardo and Jonathan Leal pressuring the goal in the first ten minutes, hitting the post twice and a nice free-kick.  Alexis Velela had a great shot which also hit the post.  Alan Castillo came back into game three after mssing game two with a knee injury.

We went up one zero in first half with a goal from Gersom Galindo, assisted by forward Jonathan Leal.  The score remained one zero into half time.  In the second half we maintained the lead while creating many chances but did not put them away.  The game became very physically demanding but they managed to maintain the lead and the game ended one zero.
Pictures from game # 3
Captains: Ulices Vazquez and Alexis Velela
Pictured game: Eric Cuellar


 More video below ...




Dallas Cup 2011

Game # 2
Nomads vs. TFC Royal, TX
Score: 2 - 0

#1: Joe Gallardo
#2: Raymond Soro

Conditions were a challenge for game two! It was very warm and windy.  The boys started well dominating the field.  The first goal came in the 12th minute, goal scored by Joe Gallardo.  The boys continued to pressure the goal and missed a few chances.  In 23rd minute Jonathan Leal crossed the ball and forward Raymond Soro tapped it into the net past the defender and keeper.

In the second half we were against the wind and the boys became tired but managed to create some great chances.  Daniel Alvarez had a great one on one chance with the keeper but did not put it away. 

Final result Nomads 2 TFC 0.

Check website for schedule/results.

Pictured: Alexis Velela 

Game #1Nomads vs. Barca Academy, VA
Score: 3-2

# 1 Raymond Soro
# 2 Joe Gallardo
# 3 Gersom GalindoThe boys started a little nervous on their first game of Dallas Cup and were down 2-0 in the first 20 minutes of the game, then within 7 minutes the boys were able to tied the game with goals from Raymond Soro on the 22nd minute and a goal from Joe Gallardo on the 29th to end the half 2-2. In the second half, Gersom Galindo, gave the team the winning goal and the team was able to keep the lead and beat a very discipline Barca Academy, Virginia team.
Photo Right: Luca De Latorre
Dallas Cup 2011.

Coaching Staff: Fernando Alverez and Melvin Cuellar. For more information contact Melvin at





Opening Ceremony 2011




Nomads beat Solar 3-0 to advance to the Finals

Goal # 1: Jonathan Leal (first half)
Goal # 2: Raymond Soro (second half)
Goal # 3: Jonathan Leal (second half)