The official match balls have arrived at the Dallas Cup offices. This year we are using the newly designed adidas Europass. This is the ball that the German-based apparel and equipment giant unveiled in December, specially created for the 2008 European Championships (this June, co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland).
But here’s the neat part for the Dallas Cup: this will be adidas Europass ball’s debut in international competition. Even better, this version of the ball has been stamped with the Dallas Cup logo.
Our friends at adidas told us the ball has been used in a couple of youth tournaments in the United States. But Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXIX, they say, will definitely mark the ball’s debut in international play.