Brazil, home of the World Cup Champions, and Costa Rica firmly committed for 2003. EC Vitoria, RS Futebol Clube and Deportivo Saprissa added to the Super Group.
October 29, 2002-Dallas, Texas
Executive Director Gordon Jago and Tournament Manager Randy Jones announced today that two time Dallas Cup champion Esporte Clube Vitoria (Brazil), Rio Grande do Sul Futebol Clube (Brazil) and Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica) have all committed to compete in next years tournament. Prior commitments announced on September 6th from Benfica (Portugal), Newcastle United (England) and the Under 17 National team (USA) show the esteem in which the Dallas Cup is held by top clubs from around the world. Final selections from applications received and interest shown from top clubs in Mexico, Canada, Europe and the USA should present a first class competition for all Dallas Cup fans. The Super Group, which will be limited to twelve teams, is fast approaching completion.
Regarding all other age groups in the Dallas Cup, Jones states applications and interest received from International and USA teams in the younger age groups is running well ahead of levels for past tournaments.