Following an era where the moment of transition between defence and attack had been pinpointed as the single most decisive action in a match, allowing pragmatic, counter-attacking football to prosper, Coach Lopez showed that there was another way.
Lopez made a stunning start to life at Liga Elite, becoming the second largest league in Guadalajara Mexico running over 450 teams per season from 2005 to 2018. Coaching the Representative teams at the beginning winning his first 5 tournaments in a row, becoming one of the most attractive new coaches for the professional teams, therefore invited to be part of many projects with teams like Chivas, Atlas, Leones Negros among others.
Could Lopez do it without his old players? Without his mother tongue? In another culture? In another league?
A new manager in a new country with an unfamiliar group of players – far from a task of merely running simple practice, Lopez set about taking the players he has to the next level.
Lopez absorbed the best of the Soccer institution that he forged in Mexico and blended it with his own innovative tactical ideas to produce some of the best soccer that EUA has ever seen.
He improved his players
“We sow soccer therefore, we will reap talent”