The Santa Clara Sporting 00B Green Team capped-off an incredible run at the 2017 Dallas Cup XXXVIII Tournament and finished as Finalists in the Under-17 Age Group. Santa Clara opened-up the tournament with a 1-0 defeat over the Oakville 2000A Rep Team from Canada. The next day Sporting soundly defeated the STA-MUSC 2000B NPL Team - the 4th ranked team from New Jersey. The STA-MUSC Team were FarWest Regional Champions in the East Coast and Disney Soccer Showcase Finalists.
The Sporting Team won a wild scoring battle in their third bracket game with a 5-2 victory over the Austin Texans 00B South Team. After sweeping their three bracket games the team would face their second international match against the Liverpool FC Foundation Team in one of two Quarter-final matches. Santa Clara came-out swinging and dominated the game from start to finish using their aggressive speed of play. Sporting won the match 6-0 and took one more step towards winning the tournament with a ticket to the Semi-finals. This time Santa Clara would face the PREPA TEC MTY Team from Mexico. It was a very close game and Santa Clara came-out with a 1-0 win and shut-out the Team from Mexico.
The Under-17 Championship match was contested against the Queretaro FC Gallos Blancos Team from Mexico whom blasted through their bracket, quarter-final and semi-final games outscoring their opponents by 20 goals while only allowing one goal into their net. The Queretaro Team was too much for Santa Clara Sporting to handle and won the Dallas Cup title game 2-0.
The Santa Clara Sporting 00B Team are now ranked #1 in the United States, #1 in Region IV and #1 in Northern California by GotSoccer.