SEATTLE, WA— (club release) The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and Seattle Sounders FC today announced that the Mexican National Team is coming to CenturyLink Field on Saturday, July 1, with kickoff slated for 5:00 p.m. PT. The match is the squad’s final fixture before attempting to defend its title in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup – the region’s official international competition – after Mexico won the 2015 tournament. Mexico’s opponent for the July 1 tune-up match is being announced at a later date.
A pre-sale for the match is being offered to Sounders FC Season Ticket Members beginning today at 12:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are set to go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Season Ticket Members interested in learning more about the pre-sale should contact the Sounders FC Sales & Service staff at 877-MLS-GOAL.
The game is part of the landmark 15th annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, which began on February 8 in Las Vegas with a 1-0 win over Iceland in front of a record-breaking audience for soccer in the city. Mexico is also set to play in Los Angeles on May 27 versus Croatia, June 1 in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area against Ireland and June 28 in Houston against Ghana.
Mexico’s history at CenturyLink Field began in 2008 with a 1-0 win over China and continued in 2011 with a draw against Ecuador. Both matches were played in front of over 50,000 fans as part of Mexico’s annual U.S. Tour. Mexico last played in Seattle as part of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, defeating Canada 2-0 in the Group Stage. El Tricolor is using this year’s Seattle game as a final tune-up before its 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup opener in San Diego on July 9.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot and Wells Fargo, visits five cities across the United States in 2017, and is being broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks, as well as on the Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
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