SuperLiga 2010 Tickets On Sale
Chivas USA announced today that tickets for SuperLiga 2010 matches against Mexican clubs Puebla and Pachuca this July at The Home Depot Center are available now on-line here and by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1. SuperLiga is an annual tournament featuring U.S. and Mexican soccer teams and awards the winner with one of the biggest purses in the region.
Chivas USA plays its Group B matches in mid-July in Los Angeles, starting with a match against Puebla F.C. with Carlos Ruiz on Thursday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in Carson. The Red-and-White will then face the Houston Dynamo on the road in group play, and then Chivas USA returns to The Home Depot Center to close first round action against CONCACAF Champions Pachuca, featuring current United States National Team members for the FIFA World Cup Hérculez Gómez and Francisco Torres, on Wednesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Fans now have the opportunity to buy Chivas USA’s Game Advance Purchase Special, with guaranteed entrance to the SuperLiga matches against Puebla and Pachuca for only $20. This offer is only valid until Monday, July 12. Single-game tickets start at $12. Tickets are also available to season ticket holders, or by purchasing a special group package. For more information, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or click here.
Pachuca (2007 SuperLiga Champions, participated in 2008, 2010), also known as “Tuzos”, hails from Hidalgo, Mexico, and comes to SuperLiga after a successful year in which the team won the CONCACAF Champions League and reached the semifinals in the Mexican First Division's Bicentenario 2010 tournament. The squad is run by head coach Guillermo Daniel Rivarola, features United States National Team members Herculez Gomez, the first American player to finish as top scorer in the Mexican League, and Francisco Torres, both of whom are currently in South Africa for the World Cup. Pachuca also has Argentinean forward Damián Manso, who led his team with seven goals during the Clausura 2010.
Puebla F.C. is making its first appearance in SuperLiga and is coming off a season in which the team scored 28 goals and is thought to have the potential to be one of the best offensive teams in this year’s SuperLiga. “La Franja,” as they are known, are directed by José Luis “El Chelis” Sánchez Solá, and features former MLS striker Carlos Ruiz. This will mark the team’s first appearance in an international tournament.
The SuperLiga field of teams is divided into two groups, each with two representatives from the respective leagues:
Group A Group B
Chivas USA (USA) Chicago Fire (USA)
Houston Dynamo (USA) Monarcas Morelia (MEX)
Pachuca (MEX) New England Revolution (USA)
Puebla F.C. (MEX) Pumas UNAM (MEX)
SuperLiga 2010 Schedule*
(All Times Pacific) / * Subject to change
Wednesday, July 14
New England Revolution vs. Pumas UNAM (Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA) - 5:00 p.m.
Chicago Fire vs. Monarcas Morelia (Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL) - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 15
Houston Dynamo vs. Pachuca (Robertson Stadium – Houston, TX) - 5:00 p.m.
Chivas USA vs. Puebla (The Home Depot Center – Carson, CA) - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 17
Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution (Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL) - 4:00 p.m.
Monarcas Morelia vs. Pumas UNAM (Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL.) - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 18
Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA (Robertson Stadium – Houston, TX) - 5:00 p.m.
Pachuca vs. Puebla (Robertson Stadium – Houston, TX) - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20
New England Revolution vs. Monarcas Morelia (Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA) - 5:00 p.m.
Chicago Fire vs. Pumas UNAM (Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL) - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21
Houston Dynamo vs. Puebla (Robertson Stadium – Houston, TX) - 5:00 p.m.
Chivas USA vs. Pachuca (The Home Depot Center – Carson, CA) - 7:30 p.m.
Chivas USA will face FC Dallas on Saturday, June 26, at 7:30 The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Before that, the Red-and-White will play the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, June 12, in the inaugural Sacramento Cup at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.