Mexico to face Paraguay March 26 at Coliseum

Mexico to face Paraguay March 26 at Coliseum

Jan. 13, 2011
SAN JOSE TheSan Jose Earthquakes, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and the FederacinMexicana de Ftbol (FMF) announced today that the Mexican National Teamwill face Paraguay on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. PT at theOakland-Alameda County Coliseum. This Bay Area stopis part of Mexicos 2011 U.S. Tour.Anexclusive pre-sale for San Jose Earthquakes season ticket holders andother special groups will begin this Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. PTby calling the Earthquakes at 408-556-7700. For group tickets orsuites, please contact the Earthquakes Front Office.Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. PT by visiting,by calling 800-225-2277 or visiting the usual tienda locations. Aspecial two-pack that includes a ticket to the Mexico-Paraguay game anda voucher for a ticket to an Earthquakes game can be purchased for aslow as 30. To purchase the two-pack, fans should call 408-556-7700.Scheduledon a FIFA fixture date, this match will mark Mexicos return to Oaklandafter almost two years, when they defeated Nicaragua 2-0 at theColiseum during the group phase of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Mexicoand Paraguay last face off at Copa America 2007, where El Tri securedthe quarterfinal win.Forthe first time in its history, Paraguay reached the quarterfinals stageof the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this past summer. Led by theircaptain and goalkeeper Justo Villar (Real ValladolidSpain) and theirhead coach Gerardo Martino, Paraguay is preparing for this summersCopa America in Argentina, where they will face Brazil, Ecuador andVenezuela. Paraguayan national team standouts include defender DarioVeron (Pumas UNAMMexico), Paulo da Silva and Cristian Riveros, both ofthe English club Sunderland.The Mexican National Team, under the direction of new head coach Jose Manuel Chepo de la Torre will kick off its 2011 U.S. Tour in Atlantas Georgia Dome on February 9 against Bosnia-Herzegovina.ElTri has made a number of appearances in the Bay Area over the pastfive years, playing in both Oakland and San Francisco. Mexico lastplayed in the Bay Area on Feb. 24, 2010 at Candlestick Park in SanFrancisco, routing Bolivia 5-0. Prior to that match, Mexican NationalTeams made four appearances in Oakland from 2007-09. Mexico facedSweden in front of 46,550 fans on Jan. 28, 2009 before taking onNicaragua in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 5, 2009. The two previoustrips by Mexico to the Coliseum resulted in sellout crowds of 47,416.Mexico defeated Ecuador 4-2 on March 28, 2007 and on March 2, 2008, theUnder-23 teams of Mexico and Australia tied 1-1.The 2011 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour sponsors are adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light, Cacique, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Degree Men, Makita, NAPA Auto Parts and The Home Depot. Together, they will hostFtbol Fiesta, a huge celebration taking place beforeevery game, including an interactive zone of 120,000 square feet withlive music, games, celebrities and promotional memorabilia.About Soccer United Marketing
Foundedin 2002, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is the preeminent marketingsoccer company in North America. SUM has the exclusive commercialrights to everything related to Major League Soccer (MLS) and U.S.Soccer Federation. SUM is also the official and exclusive marketingpromoter of the Mexican National Team when on tour in the U.S., plusthe marketing and promotion of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Since 2008, SUMhas a long-term agreement with historic and giant soccer club FCBarcelona, consisting on U.S. tours of the Spanish team. SUM also hasthe marketing rights in the U.S. to the most popular Mexican team, ClubDeportivo Guadalajara (Chivas).Additionally,SUM created SuperLiga and the Pan-Pacific Championship, twointernational level soccer tournaments including teams from the MLS,Mexico and Asia. Beginning 2009, SUM established MLS DigitalProperties, previously known as SUM Digital Network, the onlyadvertising network of its kind. It covers every single aspect of thesport in the United States, allowing sponsors to reach million ofsoccer fans through many advertising and sponsorship campaigns. All ofthese properties are represented by SUMs motto: One Sport. OneCompany. For more info, visit:www.SUMworld.comCourtesy San Jose Earthquakes media services

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes

Torres scores MLS-leading seventh goal, Dynamo shut out Earthquakes


HOUSTON — Erick Torres scored his MLS-leading seventh goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday.

Torres opened the scoring in the ninth minute, converting from the penalty spot after Fatai Alashe conceded a penalty against Alex Lima. Alberth Elis tapped in a corner kick — Houston's first of the match — by Eric Alexander in the 72nd. Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games.

It was the third game in eight days for San Jose (2-3-3), which is winless in its last six after opening the season with back-to-back victories.

Joe Willis had two saves for his first shutout this season. It was his second consecutive start after Tyler Deric started the first five matches for the Dynamo (4-2-1).

Houston is unbeaten, and all of its four wins have come, at home.

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution

Earthquakes begin three-game road trip with draw vs Revolution


FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — Cody Cropper had his second shutout of the season and the New England Revolution tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on a rainy Wednesday night.

New England (2-3-2) had its six-game home winning streak snapped. San Jose (2-2-3) ended a five-game road losing streak.

Cropper had a great reaction save of Fatai Alashe's redirection in the 66th minute. Cropper was moving to his right but extended his left leg to deny a near-post shot. Cropper also punched away Darwin Ceren's blast in the 88th minute.

San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham also had his second clean sheet of the season. He came out of his area to deny Diego Fagundez in the 26th minute. Fagundez had a nice give-and-go with Juan Agudelo in the 74th minute, but Fagundez's rolling shot was knocked wide by Bingham.



San Jose 0 0—0
New England 0 0—0

First half_None.

Second half_None.

Goalies_San Jose, David Bingham, Andrew Tarbell; New England, Cody Cropper, Brad Knighton.

Yellow Cards_Godoy, San Jose, 27th; Bingham, San Jose, 85th.

Referee_Hilario Grajeda.



San Jose_David Bingham; Victor Bernardez, Shaun Francis, Nick Lima; Fatai Alashe, Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Florian Jungwirth; Cordell Cato (Tommy Thompson, 69th), Danny Hoesen (Marcos Urena, 69th), Chris Wondolowski (Darwin Ceren, 83rd).

New England_Cody Cropper; Benjamin Angoua, Antonio Delamea Mlinar, Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney; Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Kei Kamara, 52nd), Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe; Juan Agudelo (Xavier Kouassi, 78th).