The Under 17 Final between Mexico’s Queretaro FC and Phoenix Rising FC kicked off at 10:30am from Toyota Stadium.
Marcos Mora scored the opening goal of the match for the team out of Arizona in the 34th minute. After a giant throw into the box from nearly 40 yards out, a flicked header found Mora at the far post who headed in the first goal of the match. The game remained 1-0 until late in regulation when Queretaro’s Iker Ortega left his mark. In the 86th minute, a well-swung cross into the box found the head of Ortega who connected on the equalizing goal.
Both sides created chances in the waning minutes of regulation, but the match was sent into penalty kicks with the score at 1-1. Phoenix Rising’s keeper Gregory Squire made two saves in the penalty shootout, and Phoenix Rising FC was named the 2019 Dallas Cup Under 17 Champion.