Dallas Cup Executive Director Gordon Jago is pleased to announce that Chelsea FC will be returning to Dallas after a two year absence to compete in the Super Group. The “Blues” were last in Dallas in 2007 with a squad of outstanding players many of which are currently in Chelsea’s Reserve team and in the First team for manager Carlo Ancelotti. Tournament dates are March 28-April 4, 2010. In 2007 Chelsea played the championship match against Sao Paulo FC in one of the most memorable games in the history of the Dallas Cup.
The “Blues” trip to Dallas next March will be coordinated by Reserve Team Manager Steve Holland who says “We are delighted to once again be involved in one of the most prestigious international tournaments in world football. We have several players in our current 1st team squad, who have experienced the Dallas Cup. The opportunity to play against top level opposition from around the world, with excellent facilities, is an important part of the player’s development. Both staff and players are looking forward to enjoying the experience again early next year”.
“With the addition of Chelsea FC
to the Super Group and earlier confirmations from Tottenham Hotspur (England) and the Under 17 Mexican National Team the group continues to get stronger” states Tournament Manager Randy Jones. “We will continue to make further announcements on additional Super Group teams as details are finalized. Discussions with top teams from Europe, South America, Central America, Japan and North America continue as we work to complete the Super Group. The Dallas Cup website (www.dallascup.com
) will have the latest information as it develops. Check the site frequently for the latest news.”