Mexico to face Paraguay March 26 at Coliseum

Mexico to face Paraguay March 26 at Coliseum
January 14, 2011, 12:13 am
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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 www.Tickets.com,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