It's true, we had to take a break from organizing this tournament that we once named as the "World Cup of the Future Soccer Stars" in order to notice that it needed a new vision, a new objective, a new goal, not just to be the best Youth Academy tournament in Mexico and North America, but also across the globe.
In this break that took three years, we analyzed everything and concluded that the International Chivas Cup needed to reach new horizons that it would take everything good that had been developed over 17 years and it would strengthen with a new vision, which would project beyond the future international soccer stars and support them within their category which means that the entire fan base could see how all the successful soccer processes are moving forward and consolidating.
Only an institution that counts on the experience, the support and the principles of success in the player development aspect, could make this tournament happen on an international level, with the participation of teams from Italy, England, Spain, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, United States, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia and many other countries, that after an extensive participation in its multiple editions, they always sought to be part of the new edition of the International Copa Chivas year-by-year.
This renovation break has been eye opening; in the institution, we don't forget about the importance of the International Copa Chivas in the athletic development process of many young players around the world. Instead, we have given the tournament a new importance to complement what this tournament symbolizes to everyone.
With a better and more demanding soccer level to all teams participating in it, a larger attention to the details in the development that the young players need both on and off the field, an impeccable organization has been one of the greatest objectives in the International Copa Chivas, but above all, an inevitable commitment to contribute more to those that make it a lifetime experience.
Once again, welcome to Guadalajara.
Welcome to the 2014 International Chivas Scotiabank Cup.
Today, those who are involved in the organization of this tournament feel renovated; we're better and better prepared, because we want to put together and offer an important part in the development of each participant.
Be part of this success, leave it all on the field, and together, let's make the 2014 International Chivas Scotiabank Cup the best Youth Academy tournament worldwide.
Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V.