The Mexican National Team will head to the New York region for the third stop of its 2012 U.S. Tour, the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, together with Soccer United Marketing, announced today.
Mexico will face Wales in a match presented by Visa on Sunday, May 27, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., at 3 p.m. ET. The two national teams are expected to field their top squads as the matches will be played during FIFA dates.
An exclusive pre-sale will begin Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. ET online via Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. ET online at Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at all Ticketmaster locations in the game markets. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol invites fans to use their Visa cards.
This year marks the beginning of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches for Mexico, as "El Tri" looks to secure a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Under the direction of Jose Manuel de la Torre, Mexico will use the tour match as preparation for its qualifiers on June 8 against Guyana and June 12 against El Salvador.
The Mexican National Team has faced the Wales squad on two occasions, with one victory and one draw favoring the North American country. Wales will arrive in New York with new manager Chris Coleman, as it prepares for the European World Cup Qualifiers in September. Wales counts on a number of English Premier League players on its roster, including captain and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale, one of the most sought-after left wingers in European soccer.
About Soccer United Marketing
Founded in 2002, Soccer United Marketing is the preeminent soccer business company in North America. SUM holds the exclusive rights to the most important soccer properties in the region, including: all commercial rights to Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, promotional and marketing rights to Mexican National Team games played in the United States, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. SUM also manages promotional and marketing rights in the United States for Mexico's most popular sports team, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas).
In 2008, SUM entered into a long-term partnership with FC Barcelona, which includes tours by the legendary Spanish club. In early 2009, SUM announced the creation of the SUM Digital Network, the only soccer advertising network of its kind, covering all facets of the sport in the U.S., and which allows advertisers to reach millions of soccer fans via online advertising and sponsorships campaigns. These global properties are represented by SUM's slogan: One Sport. One Company. For more information, visit SUMworld.com.