Since 2006, the International Amateur Soccer Tournament - The Challenge for the Tiffany Trophy Cup (the "Tiffany International Cup Tournament") featured world class competition along with exceptional cultural, educational and motivational activities in Washington, DC. Our international champions included boys youth teams of Real Madrid CF (Spain), West Ham United FC (England), and Sociedad Deportiva AEM (Spain). Our finalists included Blackburn Rovers FC (England) and DC United (USA, 3 times). And amoung our elite competing teams were Chivas de Corazón (Mexico), El Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica), National Team of Republic of Georgia, and club teams ranked among the top 10 in the USA--e.g.Annandale United FC, Great Falls GFA and Pachuca FC USA Internationals.
In addition to this world class competition under full FIFA and US Soccer Development Academy Rules, the Tiffany International Cup Tournament's sightseeing tours of our Nation's Capital, embassy receptions and other activities made for a formative and unforgettable experience during pivotal teenage years when the boys were considering career commitments to the sport on the professional level versus college and other opportunities. Promising players in the Tiffany International Cup Tournament went on to be a USA Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year; players on National Teams of the USA, Costa Rica, England, Honduras, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, and the Republic of Georgia; and players on elite
professional clubs in Europe, Central and South America, USA and Mexico. All our champions and finalists
went on to become the champions of their country's youth leagues that year and/or the next.
Regrettably, the founders of the Tiffany International Cup Tournament have decided to discontinue our Tournament--
following a sincere thank you to all our participating teams, the ambassadors who hosted receptions for teams
from their countries, our sponsors, US Soccer Federation for our tournament sanctions, communities that
provided our venues, spectators who created the vibrant atmosphere of our thrilling matches, and our
referees for whom surprisingly there were no complaints after our first Tournament in 2006.
Thanks for all the memories,
International Amateur Sports Inc.