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2003 Boys Head To Portugal

By Aaron Krepel, 06/28/18, 4:15PM EDT

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Luis Mendoza will lead his 2003 Boys into Europe next week as they take on the world’s elite club teams in the IVP by Figo7 International Cup.

Luis Mendoza will lead his 2003 Boys into Europe next week as they take on the world’s elite club teams in the IVP by Figo7 International Cup.

The boys qualified after winning the Super Cup qualifiers in Florida back in October. All the champions of the IVP SUPER CUP travel directly to Portugal sponsored by IVP, representing the USA in the IVP INTERNATIONAL CUP.

TSF Academy 2003 Boys

TSF Academy 2003 Boys after winning the Super Cup qualifiers in Florida back in October

Luis Figo

Renowned for his creativity and ability to get past defenders as a winger, Figo is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation. His 106 assists are the second-most in La Liga history, behind Lionel Messi. He won the 2000 Ballon d'Or, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2004 Pelé named him in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. Figo is one of the few football players to have played for both Spanish rival clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid. His controversial transfer in 2000 from Barcelona to bitter rivals Real Madrid set a world record fee of €62 million.

Figo had a successful career highlighted by several trophy wins, including the Portuguese Cup, four La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, three Spanish Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, four Serie A titles, one Italian Cup and three Italian Super Cups. On the international level, he scored 32 goals for Portugal, representing the nation at three European Championships and two World Cups, helping it finish runner-up at Euro 2004.